Whitecourt Alberta Family History Centre
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- 1 Center Contacts and Hours
- 2 Calendar and Events
- 3 Center Resources
- 4 Center Services
- 5 Resources in the Local Area
- 6 Links
- 7 Volunteer at the Center
Center Contacts and Hours
- (Link to map using Google
- 47th Street & Golf Course Rd Whitesourt, AB T0E 2L0 Canada
- Wed.6 pm - 9 pm
- Sun. 2 pm - 5 pm
- Or by appointment 780-786-2426
Calendar and Events
Upcoming Events: Class for family history beginners on Sundays during the month of May 2016
Staff Training Meetings
Databases and Software
- FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. e.g. ancestry.com, find my past.co.uk, my heritage. 1880 census of Sweden, Arkiv Digital On Line (Swedish Church Records), www.fold3.com (military records) , World vital records.com and ProQuest Obituary Listings from prominent newspapers.
Hardware and Equipment
- four computers, 1 scanner, printer, wi-fi
Staff Research Specialties
Ability to help with records written in French.
Resources in the Local Area
Copy of Sagitawah Saga (The story of Whitecourt)
research wiki which provides list of on line links to several countries. We have compiled a list of free Canadian websites for several provinces.
Volunteer at the Center
Family search indexing is a program that is in the process of indexing billions of digital records from all over the world, which are available on familysearch.org. Many volunteers are needed to complete the work. Learn here and work here or work at home.