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Alberta Genealogical Society

Index to Selected Alberta History Books

Dedicated to our forefathers whose determination, sacrifices, hardships
and pioneering spirit have provided us with a prosperous
and progressive province, rich in heritage and diverse in cultures

 The Project  How to View a History Book
 Alberta Local History Books  How to Order Copies of Pages from the History Books
 The Database  Ask a Question / Forward a Correction

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The Project

The Alberta Genealogical Society acknowledges the contribution made by Marion Sim in the creation of this index. Funding for the project was made possible by a bequest from the estate of Charles Douglas Denney (1901-2002) to the Alberta Genealogical Society - Edmonton Branch.

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Alberta Local History Books

Local history books relate the history of a community through stories about the people, businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations that built and inhabited that community. These stories, often recounted by the early settlers and their descendants, can be an invaluable source of information for family history researchers, providing the hard to find meat on the bones that can add interest and flavour to a family history.

This all-name index contains all of the names that appear throughout the pages of selected Alberta local history books held in Edmonton by the Alberta Genealogical Society and the AGS Edmonton Branch library. Thus it captures the names of people, organizations and places that are mentioned in books which previously had no index at all, as well as those that are buried in the stories of neighbours and therefore may not have appeared in any previous book index.


To help determine which Alberta History you may need also see "Alberta Histories" included here in a pdf download. This document presents both an 'Alphabetical Listing of Local Histories by Book Title' as well as 'Local Histories listed by Place Name'.

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The Database

The following information was extracted from the local history books:
  • Surname
  • Given name(s)
  • Other Items – Placenames, ranch names, business names, etc.
  • Page numbers
  • Book title
  • Alberta Genealogical Society Library book call number
Although every effort has been made to achieve accuracy in the data, there may be errors. If, in your research, you discover a mistake, please let us know and it will be corrected.

NOTE:  Use the Advanced Search facility on the search screen to find spelling variations of names, search for book title and other items.

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How to View a History Book

The local history books included in this database are held at the Alberta Genealogical Society’s library in Edmonton.

Alberta Genealogical Society
162, 14315 - 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Phone:   780  424-4429

Hours of Operation:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Third Saturday of each month - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Copy services are available.

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How to Order Copies of Pages from the History Books

Contact the Alberta Genealogical Society if you are interested in obtaining copies of pages from the history books.

Send your request by e-mail to:

research8@abgensoc.ca

Or by regular mail to:

Research Services Committee
Alberta Genealogical Society

162, 14315 - 118 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

T5H 4S6 Canada

NOTE: A fee of $5 plus 50 cents per page of copy is charged by the Society.

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Ask a Question / Forward a Correction

If you have questions about the project, database or have found errors in the data please contact the Alberta Genealogical Society.

Send an e-mail to:

research8@abgensoc.ca

Or regular mail to:

Research Services Committee
Alberta Genealogical Society

162, 14315 - 118 Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

T5H 4S6 Canada

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Last Updated: August 22, 2012