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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 ($).


Libraries (Continued)

Southwestern Alberta Genealogical Library (Lethbridge Branch)

Southwestern Alberta Genealogical Library (Lethbridge Branch)
Room 128, 909 - 3rd Avenue
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 0H5
Telephone: (403) 328-9564

Publication: Yesterday’s Footprints

A non-lending library operated by volunteers of the Lethbridge and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society.

Services and Resources
  • microfilm and microfiche readers
  • newsletters from other branches and some Canadian societies
  • vital records application forms for all provinces and territories
  • Family Registry (microfiche) from FamilySearch Center
  • some local histories

Medicine Hat and District Branch

Multi-Cultural Folk Arts Centre 
533 - 1st Street South East
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 971
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 7G8

Medicine Hat Branch Library has a small collection of books, especially of the local area, which are not held by the public library. They are currently indexing obituaries from the Medicine Hat News, which cover many years. The Branch has also purchased Ontario Vital Statistics Index microfilm which are kept at the Medicine Hat Public Library

Publication: Saamia Seeker

Red Deer Genealogy Library

Red Deer Museum
4525 - 47A Avenue
Red Deer, Alberta
Telephone: (403) 227-2646
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 922
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5H3

The library can also be accessed during regular evening museum hours upon request.

Publication: The Tree Climber


  • reference books
  • maps and gazetteers
  • Alberta and local histories
  • Alberta cemetery recordings & indexes
  • telephone books
  • eastern Canadian indexes
  • magazines and periodicals
  • “how-to” books
  • local histories

Areas of Interest

  • Canada
  • Alberta
  • Ontario
  • British Isles


Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course Research: Alberta Ancestors

offered by 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 

We welcome updates and additions to this Wiki page.