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Research: Alberta Ancestors
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Primary settlements took place in the province of Alberta between 1885 and 1914. In the world of genealogy, that does not seem very far back!

During this course, we will discuss the settlement patterns in Alberta and various documents created such as Vital Statistics Records, Probate Records, Census Records, Land Records and Church Records.

We will also review available Research Resources such as Archives, Libraries and Family History Centers.

This course will not only address the needs of those researching Alberta Ancestors but also the needs of those living in the Province of Alberta researching other ancestors of various backgrounds.

Course Content

Module 1

Your Ancestors In Alberta
• Abbreviations
• Settlement Patterns
• Years & Locations of Settlement
• Bibliography
Documents: Vital Statistics (Births, Marriages & Deaths)
• Registration of Birth
• Registration of Death
• Probate Records
• Wills & Estates
• Letter of Administration Indicates that the Deceased Died Without a Will
• Census Records
• Land Records
• Township Survey
• Homestead Records
• Transcribed Application for Homestead Patent
• School Land Records
• Canadian Pacific Railroad Land Sales
• Municipal Land Records
• Church Records
• Anglican
• Marriage Certificate issued by the Methodist Church
• Lutheran
• Alberta Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
• Presbyterian
• Roman Catholic
• Archdiocese of Edmonton
• Diocese of Calgary
• Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan
• MacKenzie-Fort Smith Diocese
• Ukrainian Eparchy of Edmonton
• United Church
• Cemeteries
• Calgary Catholic Cemeteries
• Funeral Homes
• Newspapers
• Bibliography

Module 2
Major Repositories
• Archives
Provincial Archives of Alberta
• Application Form
• Glenbow Archives & Library
• University Archives
• University of Alberta Archives
• University of Calgary Archives
• University of Lethbridge Archives
• P.D. Fleck Library & Archives
• Thomas A. Edge Archives & Special Collections
• Municipal Archives
• City of Calgary Archives
• City of Edmonton Archives
• Other Municipal Archives
• Athabasca Library & Archives
• Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
• Edson & District Public Library & Archives
• Jasper Yellowhead Museum & Archives
• Sir Alexander Galt Museum & Archives
• Medicine Hat Museum & Art Gallery, Archives
• Red Deer & District Museum & Archives
• City of Wetaskiwin Archives
Other Archives
• Calgary Police Service Interpretive Centre & Archives
• Edmonton Police Museum & Archives
• Edmonton Public Schools Archives/Museum
• Ukrainian-Canadian Archives & Museum of Alberta
• Canadian Moravian Historical Society Archives
• Edmonton Telephones Historical Information Centre Foundation
• Alberta Association of Registered Nurses Museum & Archives
• Legal Archives Society of Alberta
• Credit Union Central Alberta Ltd. Archives

Module 3
• Genealogical Libraries
• American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
• Alberta Genealogical Society Branch Libraries
• Alberta Family Histories Society
• Public Libraries
• Smaller Local Libraries
• University Libraries
• University of Alberta
• University of Calgary
• Special Collections
• Other Libraries

Module 4
Genealogical Societies
• Museums
• Family History Centers Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
• Family History Centres in Alberta
• Major Collections
• Services & Researchers
• Appendix
• Location of Municipalities Within Counties, Municipal Districts & Improvement Districts

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