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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 ($).

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The Buchanan Library - Lethbridge Community College 3000 College Drive South Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 1L6 Telephone: (403) 320-3355 Email: lethbridgec.ab.ca Website: http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/externalapps/oldsite/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=439&Itemid=633%3F

Although the library’s large collection is geared to course material offered at the college, it also contains a wide range of general interest material. Also included in the library services area is ample study and reading space, lounge area and typing rooms.

Collection Resources Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) large collection of periodicals selective depository of government documents audiovisual collection of approximately 7,000 items CD-ROM databases

Services open to the public most resources circulate reference assistance online searching photocopying service CD-ROM stations—downloading and printing Internet—downloading and printing electronic journals Red Deer College Library 100 College Blvd. Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5H5 Telephone: (403) 342-3344 Website: http://www.rdc.ab.ca/library/Pages/default.aspx The library is open to the public, however, to borrow materials, you must purchase a library card.


Resources atlases map collection—old and recent current telephone books for Alberta directories—Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, others reference books (a limited number on genealogy) Peel Bibliography (original at University of Alberta) internet stations

Red Deer College Library shares its catalogue with the consortium NEOS, which includes 20 colleges, universities, government departments and hospitals primarily north of Red Deer. Other Libraries

Heritage Library of the Society for the Retired & the Semi-Retired 3rd Floor, 15 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2E5 Telephone: (780) 423-5510 Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Resources 2000 volumes on Alberta history and local histories photographs biographical sketches—15 albums indexed

The Library is open to the public but books can be borrowed only by members of the Society for the Retired and Semi-retired or members of any Edmonton Senior’s organization.

Law Society Library 2nd Floor, Law Courts Building 1A Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0R2 Telephone: (780) 422-2342 Email: alledm@gov.ab.ca Website: http://www.lawlibrary.ab.ca/ Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:15 am-6:30 pm; Friday 8:15 am-5:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A repository for legal texts. Of interest to genealogists are the Canadian Law Lists from 1923 (incomplete) providing information on practicing lawyers, arranged by province, then locality. Also some American and International lists.

To obtain additional information on Alberta lawyers, check with The Law Society of Alberta in Calgary (1-800-661-9003). �Provincial Legislature Library 216 Legislature Building 10800 97th Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6 Telephone: (780) 427-2473 Email: library.requests@assemply.ab.ca Website: www.assembly.ab.ca Hours: Monday to Friday 8:15 am-4:30 pm; when Legislature in Session: Monday to Wednesday 8:15 am-6:00 pm; Thursday- Friday 8:15 am-4:30 pm; closed Saturday & Sundays

Located on the main floor of the Legislative Building, the Provincial Legislative Library maintains the best collection of Alberta newspapers. A computerized index identifies the community and years available (from # early 1900). Some are available on microfilm which are available through interlibrary loan.

microfilm reader/printer local histories biographies of Alberta MLAs and Lt. Governors

There is no staff available during evening openings to access microfilm, however, they can be obtained by phoning beforehand to have them ready for your visit.


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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 wiki@genealogicalstudies.com 

We welcome updates and additions to this Wiki page.