Edmonton Alberta Riverbend Family History Centre

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Edmonton Alberta Riverbend Family History Centre serves the western part of the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the adjacent area.


Centre Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 14325 - 53rd Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 5G6 Canada
  • Take the 53 Ave Exit from Whitemud Drive, and come about one block east.
  • We are in the large brick church on the south side of 53 Ave. The northern entrance on the east side of the building will be unlocked when the FHC is open. There is plenty of free parking
  • Click to view

Phone: 1 780-436-0136 during our hours of operation


Hours of Operation Effective March 1, 2015

 Tuesdays  7:00 - 9:00 PM.

Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Thursdays 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Holiday Schedule

We are closed for:

  • Family Day weekend
  • Easter weekend
  • Christmas
  • New Year's Day
  • Canada Day
  • Civic Day weekend
  • General Conference weekend
  • Remembrance Day

Cold Weather Closure
Effective immediately

If the weather channel report for Edmonton gives a temperature of -25 C or lower including wind chill at 9 AM or if there is a travel advisory out recommending that people not drive due to poor road conditions, the Family History Center will be closed that day.

If the weather becomes worse during the day, please call the Family History Center
(780 436-0136) before you come to be sure we are open.

Calendar and Events

Workshop Schedule:

Staff Meetings:

The next staff meeting will be held on  

Centre Resources



  • FamilySearch Catalog: Patrons can order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog online, at https://film.familysearch.org/ and have them sent to our FHC to view them.
  • We also have films/fiche on long term loan that can be viewed if the person that ordered them is not using them.
  • Our Books

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. e.g. Ancestry.com, Findmypast.co.uk, Fold3.com, Worldvitalrecords.com, ArkivDigital

Hardware and Equipment

  • We have 6 computers and 1 printer / scanner on the wi-fi network, 4 microfilm readers, and 1 microfiche reader. Patrons may use their laptops on our wi-fi network, but only our own computers will have free access to the subscription-based websites.

Centre Services

One-on-one help!

Resources in the Local Area

The Provincial Archives of Alberta has most of the local histories for Alberta, which include biographies of families, as well as a computer database of people who lived and died in Alberta. They also have history books and an extensive microfilm library.
Address: 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton, AB T6E 5W1

Edmonton Public Library has extensive holdings as well. The Stanley A. Milner Library has a genealogy room. There are 17 EPL branches distributed throughout the city. Patrons have access to Ancestry.com's Library Edition and also HeritageQuest Online (on their library catalog computers). 
Switchboard: 780-496-7000

Edmonton Alberta Bonnie Doon Family History Centre
9010 - 85th Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 780-469-6460
Hours: Tuesday 10 AM-8:30 PM,Thursday 1:30-8:30 PM. 
Closed: Major Holidays
This is our companion FHC in Edmonton.

Royal Alberta Museum
The museum does not have genealogical records. They ask that genealogy questions be referred to the Provincial Archives of Alberta, their sister institution.


Alberta Genealogical Society 

City of Edmonton GenWeb Project
(may not be up to date)

Alberta GenWebsites for some nearby counties
Note that Sturgeon (St-Albert) has resources for Metis and French Canadian research, plus a link to Musée Héritage Museum in the city of St-Albert.