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{{Infobox NIFGS|June 2012|{{Canadian Land Records Course}}| Sharon L. Murphy, Brenda Dougall Merriman, CG, and Frances Coe, PLCGS}}
 
  
=== What’s Available on the Internet  ===
 
 
*Library and Archives - [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/western-land-grants/001007-100.01-e.php Western Land Grants (1870-1930)]
 
 
*Glenbow Museum -[http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesCPRSearch.aspx Archives CPR Land Sales]
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canmaps/ Online Historical Map Digitization Project]
 
 
=== Websites of Interest  ===
 
 
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/ Library and Archives Canada] <br>
 
 
*[http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/ Hudson’s Bay Company Archives]<br>
 
 
*[http://culture.alberta.ca/paa/ Provincial Archives of Alberta] <br>
 
 
*[http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/907.cfm Service Alberta - Land Titles - Titles, Documents and Plans] <br>
 
 
*[http://abgensoc.ca/index.htm Alberta Genealogical Society] <br>
 
 
*[http://afhs.ab.ca/ Alberta Family Histories Society] <br>
 
 
*[http://www.glenbow.org/ Glenbow Museum]
 
 
=== Map of Alberta  ===
 
 
[[Image:Alberta Land Title Districts Map.jpg|center|500px|Alberta Land Title Districts Map.jpg]]
 
 
=== History  ===
 
 
Like Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Alberta was also originally part of Hudson’s Bay Company’s holdings from 1670. The first North West Company post was built in the Peace River District in 1788.
 
 
In 1870 this land was acquired by the Dominion of Canada and in 1882 the North West Territories divided into 4 districts:
 
 
::1. Alberta
 
 
::2. Assiniboia East, Assiniboia West
 
 
::3. Saskatchewan
 
 
::4. Unorganized Territories
 
 
<br>In 1905 the Province of Alberta was created.
 
 
=== Provincial Archives of Alberta  ===
 
 
Homestead Records - Homestead records are deposited with the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
 
 
These records have been microfilmed for the period prior to 1930 and are arranged in 4 sections:
 
 
::1. Alphabetical lists of applicants. <br>
 
 
::2. Township registers which show who settled on a particular township.<br>
 
 
::3. Microfilms of applications for homestead.<br>
 
 
::4. Index to the microfilm reels containing files.
 
 
<br>The Register of Water Rights also has an alphabetical index. Land records indexed by land description are: <br>
 
 
::1. School Land Registers.<br>
 
 
::2. Timber Registers<br>
 
 
::3. Parish and Townsite Registers<br>
 
 
::4. Others.
 
 
<br>The Alberta Genealogical Society offers several searchable databases on the Internet. These include:
 
 
*Index to Applications for Alberta Land Patents 1885-1897
 
*Index to Alberta Homestead Records 1870-1930
 
*Index to Alberta Homestead Records post-1930<br>
 
 
:[http://culture.alberta.ca/archives/ Provincial Archives of Alberta]<br>8555 Roper Road <br>Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1 <br>Telephone: 780-427-1750 <br>Email: [mailto:paa@gov.ab.ca paa@gov.ab.ca]
 
 
=== Hudson’s Bay Company Archives  ===
 
 
Please refer back to the section in Manitoba regarding the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives.
 
 
:[http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/ Hudson’s Bay Company Archives]<br>130 - 200 Vaughan Street <br>Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5<br>Telephone: 204-945-4949<br>Email: [mailto:archives@gov.mb.ca archives@gov.mb.ca]
 
 
=== Glenbow Museum - Library and Archives  ===
 
 
The Glenbow Museum’s Library and Archives are the one of Canada’s largest non-governmental repositories and house a great collection of Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) land records. There is a searchable database online for both CPR records and Métis research. The Métis database is for surname searching in order to obtain the call number needed to order the microfilmed records. Your librarian can order these for you but you must pay fee per request directly to the librarian.
 
 
:[http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesCPRSearch.aspx Glenbow Museum ]<br>130 - 9th Avenue SE <br>Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3<br>Telephone: 403-268-4100 <br>Telephone - Library Reference Desk: 403-268-4197 <br>Library Email: [mailto:library@glenbow.org library@glenbow.org] <br>Telephone - Archives Reference Desk: 403-268-4204<br>Archives Email: [mailto:archives@glenbow.org archives@glenbow.org]
 
 
=== Land Title Offices  ===
 
 
:[http://servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/591.cfm Edmonton Land Title Office ]<br>John E. Brownlee Building <br>10365 - 97 Street <br>Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7 <br>Telephone: 780-427-2742 <br>Email: [mailto:lto@gov.ab.ca lto@gov.ab.ca]<br><br>
 
 
:[http://www.registrydepotab.ca/ Calgary Land Title Office ]<br>Service Alberta Building <br>710 - 4 Avenue S.W. <br>Calgary, Alberta T2P 0K3 <br>Telephone: 403-297-6511 <br>Email: [mailto:lto@gov.ab.ca lto@gov.ab.ca]
 
 
=== Alberta Genealogical and Family History Societies  ===
 
 
:[http://www.afhs.ab.ca/ Alberta Family Histories Society ]<br>712 - 16 Avenue NW<br>Calgary, Alberta T2M 0J8 <br>Telephone: 403-214-1447 (voice mail)<br><br>
 
 
:[http://abgensoc.ca/ Alberta Genealogical Society]<br>162, 14315 - 118 Avenue<br>Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4S6<br>Email: [mailto:agsoffice@abgensoc.ca agsoffice@abgensoc.ca]<br>
 
 
<br>Numerous branches of the Alberta Genealogical Society exist. Please check with them for their contact information.
 
 
<br>____________________________________________________________ <br>
 
 
Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course {{Canadian Land Records Course}} offered by [http://www.genealogicalstudies.com The National Institute for Genealogical Studies]. To learn more about this course or other courses available from the Institute, see our website. We can be contacted at [mailto:wiki@genealogicalstudies.com wiki@genealogicalstudies.com] <br>
 
 
We welcome updates and additions to this Wiki page.
 
 
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