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== FamilySearch Centers  ==
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=== FamilySearch Centers  ===
  
 
As a facet of their religious beliefs, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) (Mormons) are obligated to identify their ancestors. To aid in research, the church, through the Genealogical Society of Utah and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, seeks out genealogical information all over the world. Their vast collection of books, microfilm and microfiche are made available to their members and to non-members through local church Family Search Centers.  
 
As a facet of their religious beliefs, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) (Mormons) are obligated to identify their ancestors. To aid in research, the church, through the Genealogical Society of Utah and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, seeks out genealogical information all over the world. Their vast collection of books, microfilm and microfiche are made available to their members and to non-members through local church Family Search Centers.  
  
Most cities and many towns with a Mormon church will have a FamilySearch Center. Their resources vary, depending on their size and their clientele, however, every local center has access to the microfilm and microfiche housed in the library in Salt Lake City through a loan arrangement. All Centers have some basic tools:  
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Most cities and many towns with a Mormon church will have a FamilySearch Center. Their resources vary, depending on their size and their clientele, however, every local center has access to the microfilm and microfiche housed in the library in Salt Lake City through a loan arrangement. All Centers have some basic tools:  
  
1.'''Family History Library Catalog'''
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==== Family History Library Catalog ====
  
a. lists and describes the over 3 million records, books, microfilms, and microfiche in the Salt Lake City Family History Library  
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*lists and describes the over 3 million records, books, microfilms, and microfiche in the Salt Lake City Family History Library  
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*records from throughout the world, including census records, birth records, family histories, church registers and many others
  
b. records from throughout the world, including census records, birth records, family histories, church registers and many others
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==== Social Security Death Index (U.S.)  ====
  
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*an online index of deceased persons who had a social security number and whose death was reported to the Social Security Administration
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*mainly covers deaths since 1962.
  
 +
The Index provides:
  
2. '''Social Security Death Index (U.S.)'''
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#full birth date
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#month and year of death
 +
#state where the social security number was issued
 +
#last place of residence of the deceased person
 +
#where the death benefit was sent
 +
#each person’s Social Security Number
  
a. an online index of deceased persons who had a social security number and whose death was reported to the Social Security Administration  
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The records, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of the Social Security Administration, have been made available through the Freedom of Information Act. Since the Index relates only to deceased persons, no Rights of Privacy apply.
  
b. mainly covers deaths since 1962.
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==== FamilySearch  ====
  
The Index provides:
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[https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] is a powerful computer system which helps identify ancestors and organize family history information.<br>
  
#full birth date
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=== FamilySearch Centres in Alberta  ===
#month and year of death
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#state where the social security number was issued
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#last place of residence of the deceased person
+
#where the death benefit was sent
+
#each person’s Social Security Number
+
  
The records, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of the Social Security Administration, have been made available through the Freedom of Information Act. Since the Index relates only to deceased persons, no Rights of Privacy apply.  
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==== Brooks FamilySearch Center  ====
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:'''Brooks Family earch Center'''<br>40 10th Street West Brooks,<br>Alberta T0J 0J0<br>Telephone: (403) 362 2855<br>
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<br>Brooks FamilySearch Center has computers, microfilm and fiche readers. In addition they have some films and fiche on permanent loan and a wide collection of reference books.
 +
 
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==== Calgary FamilySearch Center  ====
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:'''Calgary FamilySearch Center'''<br>2021 - 17th Avenue South West<br>Calgary, Alberta T2T 0G2<br>Telephone: (403) 571-3700<br>
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<br>The Calgary FamilySearch Center concentrates on Albert sources. They have many Alberta cemetery transcriptions.
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 +
==== Cardston FamilySearch Center  ====
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:'''Cardston FamilySearch Center'''<br>348 Third Street West<br>Cardston,Alberta<br> (in old seminary)<br>Telephone: (403) 653-3288<br>
 +
 
 +
<br>Resources
 +
 
 +
*microfilm/microfiche readers
 +
*seven computers
 +
*large collection of books
 +
*county histories—Canada, U.S.  
 +
*church records
 +
*collection of microfilm and fiche on divers subjects
 +
*many English church records
 +
 
 +
==== Edmonton Branch FamilySearch Center  ====
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:'''Edmonton Branch FamilySearch Center'''<br>9010 - 85 Street NW <br>Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3C5<br>Telephone: (780) 469-6460<br>
 +
 
 +
<br>Resources
 +
 
 +
*Family Search®
 +
*Social Security Death Index  
 +
*Family History Library Catalogue™
 +
*Periodical Source Index (PERSI)
 +
*Most used books—220 (on microfiche)
 +
 
 +
Also:
 +
 
 +
1. England and Wales
 +
 
 +
*civil registration–birth, marriage and death 1837-1903 (onmicrofilm)
 +
*civil registration after 1903 (on microfiche
 +
*1851 census index for Warwickshire, Devon and Norfolk
 +
*1881 census index (complete)
 +
*1891 census (almost complete)
 +
*other census indexes and records (1841-1891)
 +
*Boyd’s marriage index (partial)
 +
*British and Irish biographies
 +
*probate index
 +
 
 +
2. Scotland
 +
 
 +
*civil registration indexes - births/marriages 1865-1900
 +
*Old Parochial records (on microfiche)<br>
  
3. '''Family Search''' A powerful computer system which helps identify ancestors and organize family history information.
+
3. Ireland
  
FamilySearch Centres in Alberta
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*civil registrations and birth/death indexes 1865-1900
 +
*registry of deeds
 +
*marriages 1845-1900
 +
*Householders index
 +
*marriage licenses before 1864
  
Brooks Family Search Center 40 10th Street West Brooks, Alberta T0J 0J0 Telephone: (403) 362 2855
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4. Ontario
  
Brooks FamilySearch Center has computers, microfilm and fiche readers. In addition they have some films and fiche on permanent loan and a wide collection of reference books.
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*land grants (partial)
 +
*cemeteries (partial)
 +
*United Empire Loyalists (partial)
 +
*vital statistics indexes—birth, marriage and death 1868-1903 (on microfilm)
 +
*civil registration certificates (on microfilm)
  
Calgary Family Search Center 2021 - 17th Avenue South West Calgary, Alberta T2T 0G2 Telephone: (403) 571-3700
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5. Québec
  
The Calgary FamilySearch Center concentrates on Alberta sources. They&nbsp;have many Alberta cemetery transcriptions. Cardston FamilySearch Center 348 Third Street West Cardston, Alberta (in old seminary) Telephone: (403) 653-3288
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*Rivest marriage index (on microfilm)  
 +
*Loiselle marriage index (on microfilm)
  
Resources microfilm/microfiche readers seven computers large collection of books county histories—Canada, U.S. church records collection of microfilm and fiche on divers subjects many English church records
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6. Russia
  
Edmonton Branch FamilySearch Center 9010 - 85 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3C5 Telephone: (780) 469-6460
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About 110 films in German, Latin and Finnish of the Odessa, St.and Petersburg, Bessarabia and Ukraine areas where Germans settled and lived during the reign of Catherine the Great.
  
Resources Family Search® Social Security Death Index Family History Library Catalogue™ Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Most used books—220 (on microfiche) Also: 1. England &amp; Wales a. civil registration–birth, marriage &amp; death 1837-1903 (on&nbsp;microfilm) b. civil registration after 1903 (on microfiche) c. 1851 census index for Warwickshire, Devon and Norfolk d. 1881 census index (complete) e. 1891 census (almost complete) f. other census indexes and records (1841-1891) g. Boyd’s marriage index (partial) h. British &amp; Irish biographies i. probate index
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7. United States
  
2. Scotland a. civil registration indexes - births/marriages 1865-1900 b. Old Parochial records (on microfiche)
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*Accelerated Indexing Systems (index of names from early U.S. census)
 +
*pre-1700 marriage records -New England States
  
3. Ireland a. civil registrations and birth/death indexes 1865-1900 b. registry of deeds c. marriages 1845-1900 d. Householders index e. marriage licenses before 1864
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8. Miscellaneous
  
4. Ontario a. land grants (partial) b. cemeteries (partial) c. United Empire Loyalists (partial) d. vital statistics indexes—birth, marriage &amp; death 1868-1903 (on&nbsp;microfilm) e. civil registration certificates (on microfilm)  
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*enumeration districts
 +
*street addresses
 +
*Switzerland
 +
*Sweden
 +
*Atlantic Provinces
 +
*Australian vital records (CD-ROM)
  
5. Québec a. Rivest marriage index (on microfilm) b. Loiselle marriage index (on microfilm)
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9. Books
  
6. Russia About 110 films in German, Latin and Finnish of the Odessa, St.&nbsp;Petersburg, Bessarabia and Ukraine areas where Germans settled and lived during the reign of Catherine the Great. �7. United States a. Accelerated Indexing Systems (index of names from early U.S. census) b. pre-1700 marriage records -New England States
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*atlases and; maps
 +
*gazetteers
 +
*genealogical guides
 +
*periodicals
 +
*passenger lists
 +
*church and civil jurisdictions
  
8. Miscellaneous a. enumeration districts b. street addresses c. Switzerland d. Sweden e. Atlantic Provinces f. Australian vital records (CD-ROM)
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==== Grande Prairie FamilySearch Center  ====
  
9. Books a. atlases &amp; maps b. gazetteers c. genealogical guides d. periodicals e. passenger lists f. church and civil jurisdictions
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:'''Grande Prairie FamilySearch Center'''<br>11212 – 102nd Street<br>Grande Prairie, Alberta <br>Telephone: (780) 832-0067<br>
  
Grande Prairie FamilySearch Center 11212 – 102nd Street Grande Prairie, Alberta Telephone: (780) 832-0067
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<br>Resources
  
Resources England/Ireland films Ontario material Hamburg Passenger Lists small collection of material from Russia and Ukraine  
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*England/Ireland films  
 +
*Ontario material  
 +
*Hamburg Passenger Lists  
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*small collection of material from Russia and Ukraine
  
<br> ____________________________________________________________ <br>  
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Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course {{Research Alberta Ancestors 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>  
 
Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course {{Research Alberta Ancestors 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>  

Revision as of 18:51, 8 July 2013

 
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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 ($).

Contents

FamilySearch Centers

As a facet of their religious beliefs, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) (Mormons) are obligated to identify their ancestors. To aid in research, the church, through the Genealogical Society of Utah and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, seeks out genealogical information all over the world. Their vast collection of books, microfilm and microfiche are made available to their members and to non-members through local church Family Search Centers.

Most cities and many towns with a Mormon church will have a FamilySearch Center. Their resources vary, depending on their size and their clientele, however, every local center has access to the microfilm and microfiche housed in the library in Salt Lake City through a loan arrangement. All Centers have some basic tools:

Family History Library Catalog

  • lists and describes the over 3 million records, books, microfilms, and microfiche in the Salt Lake City Family History Library
  • records from throughout the world, including census records, birth records, family histories, church registers and many others

Social Security Death Index (U.S.)

  • an online index of deceased persons who had a social security number and whose death was reported to the Social Security Administration
  • mainly covers deaths since 1962.

The Index provides:

  1. full birth date
  2. month and year of death
  3. state where the social security number was issued
  4. last place of residence of the deceased person
  5. where the death benefit was sent
  6. each person’s Social Security Number

The records, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of the Social Security Administration, have been made available through the Freedom of Information Act. Since the Index relates only to deceased persons, no Rights of Privacy apply.

FamilySearch

FamilySearch is a powerful computer system which helps identify ancestors and organize family history information.

FamilySearch Centres in Alberta

Brooks FamilySearch Center

Brooks Family earch Center
40 10th Street West Brooks,
Alberta T0J 0J0
Telephone: (403) 362 2855


Brooks FamilySearch Center has computers, microfilm and fiche readers. In addition they have some films and fiche on permanent loan and a wide collection of reference books.

Calgary FamilySearch Center

Calgary FamilySearch Center
2021 - 17th Avenue South West
Calgary, Alberta T2T 0G2
Telephone: (403) 571-3700


The Calgary FamilySearch Center concentrates on Albert sources. They have many Alberta cemetery transcriptions.

Cardston FamilySearch Center

Cardston FamilySearch Center
348 Third Street West
Cardston,Alberta
(in old seminary)
Telephone: (403) 653-3288


Resources

  • microfilm/microfiche readers
  • seven computers
  • large collection of books
  • county histories—Canada, U.S.
  • church records
  • collection of microfilm and fiche on divers subjects
  • many English church records

Edmonton Branch FamilySearch Center

Edmonton Branch FamilySearch Center
9010 - 85 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3C5
Telephone: (780) 469-6460


Resources

  • Family Search®
  • Social Security Death Index
  • Family History Library Catalogue™
  • Periodical Source Index (PERSI)
  • Most used books—220 (on microfiche)

Also:

1. England and Wales

  • civil registration–birth, marriage and death 1837-1903 (onmicrofilm)
  • civil registration after 1903 (on microfiche
  • 1851 census index for Warwickshire, Devon and Norfolk
  • 1881 census index (complete)
  • 1891 census (almost complete)
  • other census indexes and records (1841-1891)
  • Boyd’s marriage index (partial)
  • British and Irish biographies
  • probate index

2. Scotland

  • civil registration indexes - births/marriages 1865-1900
  • Old Parochial records (on microfiche)

3. Ireland

  • civil registrations and birth/death indexes 1865-1900
  • registry of deeds
  • marriages 1845-1900
  • Householders index
  • marriage licenses before 1864

4. Ontario

  • land grants (partial)
  • cemeteries (partial)
  • United Empire Loyalists (partial)
  • vital statistics indexes—birth, marriage and death 1868-1903 (on microfilm)
  • civil registration certificates (on microfilm)

5. Québec

  • Rivest marriage index (on microfilm)
  • Loiselle marriage index (on microfilm)

6. Russia

About 110 films in German, Latin and Finnish of the Odessa, St.and Petersburg, Bessarabia and Ukraine areas where Germans settled and lived during the reign of Catherine the Great.

7. United States

  • Accelerated Indexing Systems (index of names from early U.S. census)
  • pre-1700 marriage records -New England States

8. Miscellaneous

  • enumeration districts
  • street addresses
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Atlantic Provinces
  • Australian vital records (CD-ROM)

9. Books

  • atlases and; maps
  • gazetteers
  • genealogical guides
  • periodicals
  • passenger lists
  • church and civil jurisdictions

Grande Prairie FamilySearch Center

Grande Prairie FamilySearch Center
11212 – 102nd Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Telephone: (780) 832-0067


Resources

  • England/Ireland films
  • Ontario material
  • Hamburg Passenger Lists
  • small collection of material from Russia and Ukraine

___________________________________________________________

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.