Sunday, 20 March 2016

Alberta Family History Society

The Alberta Family History Society, located in Calgary, Alberta is a very active and involved genealogy group. The location of the library is quite central to downtown with good parking.

If you have an interest in Calgary and area history and genealogy, there are very friendly volunteers on hand to help you during the open hours. However, the library holds much material about all of Alberta as well as the world. Their collection of  worldwide Family History Journals is simply impressive!

If you aren't able to visit, they do provide a look up service and research help. 

Online Databases available via their website:

BMD Database -  38,000+ records

Cemetery Database - 197,000 records

Online Data Projects - transcription projects which include: Barr Colonists, Members' Surname Interests, Turner Valley Oilfields Death Index, and Calgary Crematorium records 1937-1979

Newspaper announcements page - transcriptions of Births, Marriages and Deaths from local newspapers, and is linked to the above BMD Database.

The Research Aids page is worth a gander as the content is good food for thought. For example, looking for a US phone number is very helpful. European History Interactive Map is fun too. Please note that some links may be a bit out of date.



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