Alberta Family History Societies (A-D)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Alberta to Camrose giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Alberta Family Histories Society

The society is a non-profit association, whose aim is to promote and encourage worldwide family history research by educating people and by preserving information.

They also have good relationships with the Alberta Genealogical Society, the Family History Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and other associations.  

Many archives are accessible, including:

  • Atlases and Maps
  • Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns and Indexes
  • Church Records
  • Directories
  • Genealogies

These archives are also available:

  • High School Yearbooks
  • Journals and Newsletters
  • Land Books
  • Periodicals
  • Probate Records

These archives relate to Canada, the United States and further afield, such as England and Wales.  

Many Databases can be accessed, including:

  • 200 Remarkable Women
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Crematorium Records 1937-1979
  • Loyalists of Calgary
  • Military Abbreviations
  • Newspaper transcripts of Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Pioneers

Many publications are sold by the society, including:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths from Calgary Newspapers 1883-1899(2 Volumes)
  • Calgary Normal School 1929-1930 Class List
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Nominal Rolls
  • Obituaries
  • South Calgary High School 1915-1921 Class List

An index of surnames currently being researched by Members is accessible.

Website:
http://afhs.ab.ca

Alberta Genealogical Society

Their aims are to promote and encourage interest in genealogy by providing an opportunity for people to exchange information and to collect materials relating to the state.

Many Databases are accessible:

  • Homestead Records 1870-post 1930
  • Land Patents Applications 1885-1897
  • List of Selected History Books and Sources

A Master Surname Database, which consists of over 700000 names taken from burials in some cemeteries, is also accessible.  For a fee, they are prepared to conduct a search on your behalf.

Many archives can be accessed, which include:

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations
  • Clippings from Edmonton Journal 1972-1983
  • Genealogies
  • Maps
  • Northwest Territories 1870-1905
  • Periodicals, Journals and Newsletters

Numerous publications are sold by the society, including Births, Marriages and Deaths Registrations 1870-1905 and their Library Holdings List(Oct 2006).

Website:
http://abgensoc.ca

Camrose Genealogical Society

They meet in the Boardroom of Camrose Public Library.  Donations given to them are used to preserve central Alberta history, to increase the number of books held in the library, and to educate members of the community in the correct ways to conduct genealogical research.

Back Issues of their publication Roots and Shoots are available on the site in PDF Format.

Website:
http://camrose.abgensoc.ca