Alberta Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Probate, Land and Court   7: Maps and Gazetteers   8: Newspapers   9: Websites   10: Search Records   11: Get Help  




Project 9: Canada—Alberta

Explore research in Alberta.


QUIKLinks:   Ancestry   Findmypast   MyHeritage  |   FS Wiki   Kindred Trails   GenealogyLinks

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Goal 1: Learn about Alberta research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Alberta ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Alberta.
    FS Wiki:—Alberta—Finding Your Ancestors
  2. Explore resources for Alberta research on Ancestry.
    AC—Alberta Resources
  3. Use the Alberta Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—Alberta Record Selection Table



Goal 2: Learn about Alberta archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Alberta archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Alberta archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alberta Archives and Libraries
  2. Learn about Alberta provincial archives in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alberta Provincial Archives
  3. Learn about Alberta museums, libraries, and archives in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alberta Provincial Archives

B. Learn about Alberta city directories.

  1. Learn about Alberta city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alberta Directories


Goal 3: Learn about Alberta vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Alberta vital and birth records.

  1. Learn about Alberta vital records in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Alberta Vital Records
  2. Find resources for Alberta vital records on the About.com site.
  3. Explore links for birth records on the Alberta Family Histories.
  4. Get help with adoption topics on the Alberta Adoption Facebook page.
  5. Learn about adoption records on the OriginsCanada site.

B. Explore Alberta marriage and death records.

  1. Explore links for marriage records on the Alberta Family Histories.
  2. Explore links for death records on the Alberta Family Histories.
  3. Explore Alberta obituaries on the In Memoriam site.

C. Explore Alberta census records.

  1. Get an overview of Alberta censuses in this article.
    FS—Alberta Census
  2. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Alberta state and county census records.
  3. Explore Alberta census records on the Automated Genealogy site.
  4. Explore additional links for Alberta census records


Goal 4: Learn about Alberta church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Alberta church records.

  1. Get an overview of Alberta church records in this article.
    FS—Alberta Church Records

B. Explore Alberta cemetery records.

  1. Explore Alberta cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Alberta Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Alberta cemetery records.
  3. Browse the I Dream of Genealogy site for Alberta cemetery records.
  4. Do cemetery searches online at the Alberta Family Histories Society site.
  5. Explore additional links for Alberta cemetery records.
  6. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  7. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Alberta emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Alberta emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Alberta emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alberta Emigration and Immigration


Goal 6: Learn about Alberta probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Alberta probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Alberta probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alberta Probate Records
  2. Learn about Alberta land and property records.
    FS—Alberta Land and property Records
  3. Explore additional links for British Columbia land records.


Goal 7: Learn about Alberta maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Alberta maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Alberta maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Alberta (search for Alberta on the page).
  3. Explore historical Alberta maps on the Historic Map Works site. Select North America, Canada, and Alberta in the drop-down menus.





Goal 8: Learn about Alberta newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Alberta newspapers.

  1. Learn about Alberta newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alberta Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Alberta newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Alberta Newspapers—9:40

B. Explore Alberta newspapers.

  1. Search Alberta newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Alberta newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Alberta newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  4. Explore Alberta newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.


Goal 9: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Alberta research.

  1. Explore links on the CanGenealogy site.
  2. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 10: Search records from Alberta.


Choices:

A. Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) to quickly search record collections and website links for Alberta.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  2. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.
  3. Explore additional record collections in MyHeritage.


Goal 11: Get help with your Alberta research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Alberta Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  2. Find additional Facebook pages for Alberta genealogy on the Genealogy on Facebook site.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Alberta research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Alberta research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Alberta research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Alberta research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Alberta genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Alberta in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alberta Societies
  2. Explore Alberta genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.