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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 ($).


Archives (Continued)

Ukrainian-Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta

Ukrainian-Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta
9543 - 110 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1H3
Telephone: (780) 424-7580
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Saturday noon-5:00 pm

Established in 1972 to preserve documents and artifacts relating to Ukrainian life history, customs, traditions, art forms, etc. in Alberta.

  • books (some in Ukrainian) Ÿ
  • taped interviews Ÿ
  • manuscripts Ÿ
  • newspapers Ÿ
  • photographs Ÿ
  • diaries Ÿ
  • maps Ÿ
  • family letters, private papers Ÿ
  • audio records of folk music

Canadian Moravian Historical Society Archives 

Canadian Moravian Historical Society Archives
2304-38 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6L 4K9
Telephone: (780) 440-3050
Hours: by appointment only

Located in the Moravian Church (in Mill Woods) the archives include early records of settlement in the Edmonton and Bruderheim areas from 1895 to the present. Congregational diaries record the founding of the congregations. Registers contain records of births, deaths, marriages and confirmations. Ongoing activities are found in the minutes of meetings of groups, congregations and synods. List of publications highlight works published to date. Written requests will be answered: a donation for research would be appreciated.

Edmonton Telephones Historical

Edmonton Telephones Historical Centre
Centre Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre
10440 - 108 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 188 STN Main
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2J1
Telephone: ( (780) 433-1010
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Edmonton Telephone Directories begin in 1906 however the center has directories from as early as 1895. There is also a photograph collection of people related with Edmonton communications. This is also a telephone museum.

Alberta Association of Registered Nurses Museum and Archives

Alberta Association of Registered Nurses Museum and Archives
11620 - 168 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5M 4A6
Telephone: (780) 453-0534
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm; appointment is required

The collection documents the history, functions and development of the professional association and professional nursing in Alberta. Beginning in 1856, but primarily from the 1940s, it includes materials of closely-related organizations such as schools of nursing, alumni chapters, district and interest group records and the records of individuals closely connected with the work of the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses. These include correspondence, reports, minutes, registers, directives, announcements, publications, as well as audio-visual materials such as microfilm, film, tapes, records, photographs and drawings related to association development. There is little personal information.

Legal Archives Society of Alberta

Legal Archives Society of Alberta
510, 919 - 11 Avenue South West
Calgary, Alberta T2R 1P3
Telephone: (403) 244-5510
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am-4:30 pm; appointment required

Archives of lawyers, judges, and legal organizations in Alberta: documents include: files, photographs, audio-visual materials and sound recordings. Other programs are: legal history library, publications, oral history, exhibitions and interpretation, and records consulting. Collection dates from 1880 to 1995: predominant dates, 1930-1980. There is also a reference library of other sources.

Finding aids: Guide to Holdings, 1995 File-level inventories to some holdings. Also described in the Archives Network of Alberta Database.

Credit Union Central Alberta Ltd. Archives

Credit Union Central Alberta Ltd. Archives
350N - 8500 Macleod Trail South East
Calgary, Alberta T2H 2N1
Telephone: (403) 258-7903
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm; appointment is required

The collection documents the development of the credit union movement (Credit Union League) in Alberta. Records include correspondence, minutes, photographs, annual reports, audio cassettes, newsletters and other publications dating from 1938 to 1993.

Inventories and file listings are available to researchers.


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