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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Research: Alberta Ancestors  by Arlene Borgstede. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

 Newspapers

Newspapers can be a very valuable source of information; from an overview of life in an ancestor’s community to an informative obituary on his/her life.

Alberta’s first newspaper, The Edmonton Bulletin, started publication in 1880; The Calgary Herald in 1883. The Calgary Tribune, 1883, becameThe Albertan in 1886. Local newspapers ran in small cities and towns but often intermittently.

The Legislative Library holds the most complete collection of Alberta newspapers; larger libraries and archives have large collections and local libraries and smaller archives may carry microfilm or original copies of local newspapers.


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Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course Research: Alberta Ancestors offered byThe 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 wiki@genealogicalstudies.com

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