Cochrane Alberta Family History Centre

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Centre Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:


  • 1100 Glen Eagles Dr.  Cochrane, AB  T4C 2J9  Canada (East Side of Building)
  • Location on Map

Phone:1 403-932-1145[[Image:]]1 403-932-1145


Open Hours:
Cochrane Family History Centre accessible via the East entrance to the chapel.
  • Tuesday:   12 noon - 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday:    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Holiday Schedule: July and August 2017 (further details will be announced closer to summer)

If you have a ward Family History Consultant, please contact them for appointments at the Family History Centre during this time. Additionally, you may contact Ursula Jennings at 403-286-0176 for appointments during the day and Deanna Bullock at 780-777-4222 for evening appointments.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings:

February 8, 2017 Royal Oak Building 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

May 10, 2017 Royal Oak Building 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

August 9, 2017 Royal Oak Building 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

November 8, 2017 Royal Oak Building 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Centre Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This centre has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog Ordering Microfilm from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City: Short Term Loan: $8  (Short-term microfilm loans have a 90-day duration, beginning when the order ships.) Extended Loan: $20  (Extended microfilm and microfiche loans do not have a defined return date.) Renewals:  $20 (Short-term renewals will have an additional 60-day duration. Short-term renewals do not automatically convert to extended loan renewals. Extended renewals do not have a defined return date.)

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
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  • The Genealogist—  This resource, available in centers in the U.K. only, contain English parish records, directories, census, civil registration, surname mapping, and selected army and navy lists. This site is now available only in the United Kingdom. It is NOT available anywhere else.
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Hardware and Equipment

  • The centre has several computers available to enable visitors to undertake on-line research as well as three microfilm and one microfiche reader. We have printing facilities for the computers but not for the readers although what patrons do is use their phone cameras to record the image on the screen and this works just as well and has the advantage of giving you a digital record of the screen. Our printer / scanner will enable you to upload your family photographs into your family tree on Family Search.

Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

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