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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 ($).


FamilySearch Centers (Continued)

Medicine Hat FamilySearch Center

  • Medicine Hat FamilySearch Center

1864 Division Avenue

Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 7G6

Telephone: (403) 504-4382

Hours: Tuesday 9:00 am-12:00 pm


- research books/guides

- Bessarabia Collection from the Internet, including Christian Heiss data which cross references microfilm on permanent loan

Raymond-Magrath FamilySearch Center

  • Raymond-Magrath FamilySearch Center

130 South - 1A West

Raymond, Alberta Telephone: (403) 752-4142

Hours: Tuesday 3:00 pm-5:00pm; Wednesday 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Thursday 1:00 pm-9:00 pm



-microfilm from many areas

-U.S. England Scotland maps—general and specific, especially for England

-large collection of books from worldwide, i.e. Asia, Samoa, New Zealand

-family histories

Red Deer FamilySearch Center

  • Red Deer FamilySearch Center

3002 - 47 Avenue, Red Deer

Alberta T4N 3P1 Telephone: (403) 358-5473

Resources on Computer

· Social Security Death Index

· Family History Library Catalog

· Microfilm · Ontario pre-1869 marriages and some Ontario indexes 1870-1920

· some British marriage and birth civil registration


-1881 British census index

-Accelerated Index Systems U.S.A. Census 1790-1850

-old parish registers

Calgary Alberta South FamilySearch Center

  • Calgary Alberta South FamilySearch Center

14540 Parkland Blvd SE

Calgary, Alberta T2J 6L5

Telephone: (403) 225-9739

Taber Family Search Center

  • Taber Family Search Center

4709 -50th Avenue Taber,

Alberta T0K 2L0

Telephone: (403) 223-3233

Fort McMurray Family Search Center

  • Fort McMurray Family Search Center

145 Beaconwood Road

Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 2S9

Telephone: (780) 790-9151


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.