Alberta Family History Societies (E-K)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Edmonton to Grande Prairie and District giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Edmonton Genealogical Society

The society was established in 1974.  Its members' aims are to preserve, research and publish their own family histories and those of the province's families.

Many archives are available in their Library, which incorporate:

  • 1901 Census Index of Alberta and Saskatchewan (Areas 202-206)
  • 1906 Census of Northwest Territories
  • Alberta Master Surname Database
  • Alberta Vital Statistics 1870-1905
  • Cemetery Recordings
  • Copies of C D Denney's Research Papers: Selkirk Settlers, Metis & Fur Trade Families
  • Dr J G Conradi Collection: Genealogical Journals from Old Prussia

Resources held by the association also include:

  • Edmonton Journal Vital Statistics 1972-1981
  • Finding Aids
  • Gazetteers and Periodicals
  • Family Histories
  • Genealogy Manuals
  • Local Histories
  • Manitoba Surrogate Court Index
  • Maps and Atlases

You can also peruse their online library catalogue.

A list of links to other sites you may find useful are also available, which contains access to some databases and other resources.

Website:
http://www.agsedm.edmonton.ab.ca

Fort McMurray Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1984 as Fort McMurray Genealogical Study Group, becoming a branch of Alberta Genealogical Society in 1987.  Many resources can be accessed in their Library, which include:

  • Archivia Aboriginal Peoples
  • An Atlantic Album, Photographs of the Atlantic Provinces , bef 1920
  • Atlantic Canadians 1600-1900
  • Border Reivers - In Search of the Border Reiver
  • Cemetery Listings
  • Census Returns and Indexes
  • Central Canadians 1600-1900
  • Company of Adventures – Peter C. Newcan (Hudson’s Bay Co.)
  • French Canadians 1600-1900
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Archives available at the Library also include:

  • Immigration Lists
  • Local Histories
  • Marriage Records
  • Passenger Indexes
  • Periodicals and Newsletters
  • Proof-of-Age Documents in Alberta, A Surname Index 1863-1969
  • Research Guides
  • The History of Pharmacy in Alberta
  • Vital Records
  • Western Canadians 1600-1900

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

A list of surnames current being researched by members is available.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~abfmags

Grande Prairie and District Genealogical Society

A list of Cemeteries is available on the site, along with Gravestone Inscriptions and Photographs.  Back Issues of their Newsletter are also available in PDF Format.

Some Obituary Indexes are available on the site, which incorporate Obituaries from the Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune 1965-2012 and the Peace Area 1992-2012.  For a fee, they are willing to send a copy of the appropriate Obituary.  The town of Grande Prairie Assessment and Tax Records covering 1920 and 1921 are also available.

Website:
http://www.abgenealogy.ca/grande-prairie-branch