maintains a lending library of:
- family and
from other similar societies worldwide.
Also in the
internet access is available on four
computers. It is recommended
that patrons phone the library at
780-424-4429 to book computer time.
many topics is filed in the dark brown
history files (various surnames A-Z)
are located in the top two drawers of
the dark brown filing cabinet.
of maps (topographical and historical)
are filed in the map cabinet
drawers. An index to the
collection, Map Holdings List, is
located on top of the cabinet.
- C.D. Denney
history files on over 1200 families
with connections to the Selkirk
settlers, fur-traders and metis
families of early western Canada.
- People and
binders of clippings relating mainly
to Alberta people and places. The
documents are filed alphabetically by
surname and placename.
Journal Clippings 1972-1983
binders of birth, marriage, death and
other special announcements clipped
from the Edmonton Journal. There
is a card index, by name, to this
collection in filing drawers below the
- Card index
to birth, marriages and deaths
from birth, marriage and death
registrations for Alberta District,
Northwest Territories 1870-1905.
The original registrations are held at
the Provincial Archives of Alberta and
the cards were used to publish:
- 929.37123ALB v.1
REF Alberta: Index to
Registrations of Births, Marriages
and Deaths 1870 to 1905
library holds journals/newletters from
many family history societies.
They are shelved by country and may be
photocopier for patron use is onsite.
and film readers are available in the
- Tuesday, Wednesday, and
- 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and
- Third Saturday of each month
- 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
- Check the Calendar
for Christmas closure dates
- #162, 14315 - 118 Avenue
- Edmonton, AB T5L 4S6
- Phone: 780-424-4429
How to Borrow from
the AGS and Edmonton Branch AGS
Members of AGS are entitled to borrow
from the AGS Library by mail or in person.
Edmonton Branch AGS Library materials
may only be borrowed by Edmonton Branch
The library borrowing period is four weeks
and up to ten items may be signed out at one
by mail please send your request to:
Alberta Genealogical Society Library
#162, 14315 - 118 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB T5L 4S6
e-mail your request to the library
AGS will pay the costs of mailing
materials to members. Return costs
are paid by the borrower.
may use the AGS Library facilities for a
fee of $4.00 per day but may not borrow
This database is searchable
(click on the link below) and lists the
book, fiche, microfilm, and CD-Rom holdings
of the Alberta Genealogical Society and
Edmonton Branch of Alberta Genealogical
On the search screen enter keywords to
activate the search facility.
Search results will display as you type.
The library call number will be shown on the
Use this number to retrieve materials from
the AGS and Edmonton Branch AGS Libraries.
Examples of keyword searches:
- Author Surname
- Title Keyword: enter any word from
- Subject: Ontario land records:
- Place: England Cornwall
- Family Histories: enter family name
- Alberta Local Histories: enter
- General Topics: computers: genealogy
manuals (can specify location): writing
In most cases library materials have
been catalogued by locality, starting with
country and then broken down into smaller
areas (eg. Canada - Ontario - York Co).
This will assist you when searching for
subject matter pertaining to your area of
temporarily unavailable - Please return
Library Holdings List
You may also
purchase a current copy (2009) of the AGS
Library Holdings List. Please send $8.00
(includes postage) to:
#162, 14315 - 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4S6
version of the AGS Library Holdings List
(2009) may be downloaded at:
In addition to
the AGS Library, the majority of branches
also maintain their own Branch Library.
Information on various branches can be
obtained through the AGS