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ALBERTA
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== ALBERTA ==
  
Map of Alberta
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=== Map of Alberta  ===
   
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What’s Available on the Internet
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Library and Archives - Western Land Grants (1870-1930)
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http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/western-land-grants/001007-100.01-e.php
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Glenbow Museum - Archives CPR Land Sales
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What’s Available on the Internet Library and Archives - Western Land Grants (1870-1930) http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/western-land-grants/001007-100.01-e.php
http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesCPRSearch.aspx
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Online Historical Map Digitization Project
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Glenbow Museum - Archives CPR Land Sales http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesCPRSearch.aspx
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canmaps/
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Websites of Interest
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Online Historical Map Digitization Project http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canmaps/  
Library and Archives Canada
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http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/
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Hudson’s Bay Company Archives
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Websites of Interest Library and Archives Canada http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/  
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/
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Provincial Archives of Alberta
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Hudson’s Bay Company Archives http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/
http://provincialarchives.alberta.ca/paa
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Service Alberta - Land Titles - Titles, Documents and Plans
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Provincial Archives of Alberta http://provincialarchives.alberta.ca/paa
http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/907.cfm
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Alberta Genealogical Society
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http://abgensoc.ca/index.htm
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Alberta Family Histories Society
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Service Alberta - Land Titles - Titles, Documents and Plans http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/907.cfm
http://afhs.ab.ca/
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Glenbow Museum  
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Alberta Genealogical Society http://abgensoc.ca/index.htm
http://ww2.glenbow.org/
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Alberta Family Histories Society http://afhs.ab.ca/
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Glenbow Museum http://ww2.glenbow.org/  
  
 
Like Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Alberta was also originally part of Hudson’s Bay Company’s holdings from 1670. The first North West Company post was built in the Peace River District in 1788.  
 
Like Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Alberta was also originally part of Hudson’s Bay Company’s holdings from 1670. The first North West Company post was built in the Peace River District in 1788.  
  
In 1870 this land was acquired by the Dominion of Canada and in 1882 the North West Territories divided into 4 districts:
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In 1870 this land was acquired by the Dominion of Canada and in 1882 the North West Territories divided into 4 districts:  
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1. Alberta
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2. Assiniboia East, Assiniboia West
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3. Saskatchewan
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4. Unorganized Territories
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In 1905 the Province of Alberta was created.
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1. Alberta 2. Assiniboia East, Assiniboia West 3. Saskatchewan 4. Unorganized Territories
  
Provincial Archives of Alberta
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In 1905 the Province of Alberta was created.
  
Homestead Records
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Provincial Archives of Alberta  
Homestead records are deposited with the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
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These records have been microfilmed for the period prior to 1930 and are arranged in 4 sections:
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Homestead Records Homestead records are deposited with the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
  
1. Alphabetical lists of applicants.
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These records have been microfilmed for the period prior to 1930 and are arranged in 4 sections:
2. Township registers which show who settled on a particular township.
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3. Microfilms of applications for homestead.
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4. Index to the microfilm reels containing files.
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The Register of Water Rights also has an alphabetical index. Land records indexed by land description are: School Land Registers, Timber Registers, Parish and Townsite Registers and others.  
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1. Alphabetical lists of applicants. 2. Township registers which show who settled on a particular township. 3. Microfilms of applications for homestead. 4. Index to the microfilm reels containing files.  
  
The Alberta Genealogical Society offers several searchable databases on the Internet. These include:
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The Register of Water Rights also has an alphabetical index. Land records indexed by land description are: School Land Registers, Timber Registers, Parish and Townsite Registers and others.
  
 Index to Applications for Alberta Land Patents 1885-1897
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The Alberta Genealogical Society offers several searchable databases on the Internet. These include:
 Index to Alberta Homestead Records 1870-1930
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 Index to Alberta Homestead Records post-1930
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Provincial Archives of Alberta
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 Index to Applications for Alberta Land Patents 1885-1897  Index to Alberta Homestead Records 1870-1930  Index to Alberta Homestead Records post-1930
8555 Roper Road
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Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1
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Telephone: 780-427-1750
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Email: paa@gov.ab.ca
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Hudson’s Bay Company Archives
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Provincial Archives of Alberta 8555 Roper Road Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1 Telephone: 780-427-1750 Email: paa@gov.ab.ca
  
Please refer back to the section in Manitoba regarding the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives.
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Hudson’s Bay Company Archives  
  
Hudson’s Bay Company Archives
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Please refer back to the section in Manitoba regarding the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives.  
130 - 200 Vaughan Street
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Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5
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Telephone: 204-945-4949
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Email: archives@gov.mb.ca
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Hudson’s Bay Company Archives 130 - 200 Vaughan Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5 Telephone: 204-945-4949 Email: archives@gov.mb.ca
  
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Glenbow Museum - Library and Archives
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Glenbow Museum - Library and Archives  
  
The Glenbow Museum’s Library and Archives are the one of Canada’s largest non-governmental repositories and house a great collection of Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) land records. There is a searchable database online for both CPR records and Métis research. The Métis database is for surname searching in order to obtain the call number needed to order the microfilmed records. Your librarian can order these for you but you must pay fee per request directly to the librarian.
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The Glenbow Museum’s Library and Archives are the one of Canada’s largest non-governmental repositories and house a great collection of Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) land records. There is a searchable database online for both CPR records and Métis research. The Métis database is for surname searching in order to obtain the call number needed to order the microfilmed records. Your librarian can order these for you but you must pay fee per request directly to the librarian.  
  
Glenbow Museum  
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Glenbow Museum 130 - 9th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3 Telephone: 403-268-4100 Telephone - Library Reference Desk: 403-268-4197 Library Email: library@glenbow.org Telephone - Archives Reference Desk: 403-268-4204 Archives Email: archives@glenbow.org  
130 - 9th Avenue SE
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Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3
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Telephone: 403-268-4100
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Telephone - Library Reference Desk: 403-268-4197
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Library Email: library@glenbow.org
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Telephone - Archives Reference Desk: 403-268-4204
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Archives Email: archives@glenbow.org
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Land Title Offices
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Land Title Offices  
  
Edmonton Land Title Office
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Edmonton Land Title Office John E. Brownlee Building 10365 - 97 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7 Telephone: 780-427-2742 Email: lto@gov.ab.ca  
John E. Brownlee Building  
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10365 - 97 Street
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Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7
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Telephone: 780-427-2742
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Email: lto@gov.ab.ca  
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Calgary Land Title Office
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Calgary Land Title Office Service Alberta Building 710 - 4 Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 0K3 Telephone: 403-297-6511 Email: lto@gov.ab.ca  
Service Alberta Building  
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710 - 4 Avenue S.W.
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Calgary, Alberta T2P 0K3
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Telephone: 403-297-6511
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Email: lto@gov.ab.ca  
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Alberta Genealogical & Family History Societies
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Alberta Genealogical &amp; Family History Societies  
  
Alberta Family Histories Society
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Alberta Family Histories Society 712 - 16 Avenue NW Calgary, Alberta T2M 0J8 Telephone: 403-214-1447 (voice mail)  
712 - 16 Avenue NW
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Calgary, Alberta T2M 0J8
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Telephone: 403-214-1447 (voice mail)
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Alberta Genealogical Society
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Alberta Genealogical Society 162, 14315 - 118 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4S6 Email: agsoffice@abgensoc.ca Numerous branches of the Alberta Genealogical Society exist. Please check with them for their contact information.  
162, 14315 - 118 Avenue  
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Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4S6  
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Email: agsoffice@abgensoc.ca
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Numerous branches of the Alberta Genealogical Society exist. Please check with them for their contact information.
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Revision as of 19:17, 13 March 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 Canadian: Land Records Course Part 1 and Part 2  by Sharon L. Murphy, Brenda Dougall Merriman, CG, and Frances Coe, PLCGS. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

ALBERTA

Map of Alberta

What’s Available on the Internet Library and Archives - Western Land Grants (1870-1930) http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/western-land-grants/001007-100.01-e.php

Glenbow Museum - Archives CPR Land Sales http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesCPRSearch.aspx

Online Historical Map Digitization Project http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canmaps/

Websites of Interest Library and Archives Canada http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/

Hudson’s Bay Company Archives http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/

Provincial Archives of Alberta http://provincialarchives.alberta.ca/paa

Service Alberta - Land Titles - Titles, Documents and Plans http://www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/907.cfm

Alberta Genealogical Society http://abgensoc.ca/index.htm

Alberta Family Histories Society http://afhs.ab.ca/

Glenbow Museum http://ww2.glenbow.org/

Like Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Alberta was also originally part of Hudson’s Bay Company’s holdings from 1670. The first North West Company post was built in the Peace River District in 1788.

In 1870 this land was acquired by the Dominion of Canada and in 1882 the North West Territories divided into 4 districts:

1. Alberta 2. Assiniboia East, Assiniboia West 3. Saskatchewan 4. Unorganized Territories

In 1905 the Province of Alberta was created.

Provincial Archives of Alberta

Homestead Records Homestead records are deposited with the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

These records have been microfilmed for the period prior to 1930 and are arranged in 4 sections:

1. Alphabetical lists of applicants. 2. Township registers which show who settled on a particular township. 3. Microfilms of applications for homestead. 4. Index to the microfilm reels containing files.

The Register of Water Rights also has an alphabetical index. Land records indexed by land description are: School Land Registers, Timber Registers, Parish and Townsite Registers and others.

The Alberta Genealogical Society offers several searchable databases on the Internet. These include:

 Index to Applications for Alberta Land Patents 1885-1897  Index to Alberta Homestead Records 1870-1930  Index to Alberta Homestead Records post-1930

Provincial Archives of Alberta 8555 Roper Road Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1 Telephone: 780-427-1750 Email: paa@gov.ab.ca

Hudson’s Bay Company Archives

Please refer back to the section in Manitoba regarding the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives.

Hudson’s Bay Company Archives 130 - 200 Vaughan Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5 Telephone: 204-945-4949 Email: archives@gov.mb.ca


Glenbow Museum - Library and Archives

The Glenbow Museum’s Library and Archives are the one of Canada’s largest non-governmental repositories and house a great collection of Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) land records. There is a searchable database online for both CPR records and Métis research. The Métis database is for surname searching in order to obtain the call number needed to order the microfilmed records. Your librarian can order these for you but you must pay fee per request directly to the librarian.

Glenbow Museum 130 - 9th Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3 Telephone: 403-268-4100 Telephone - Library Reference Desk: 403-268-4197 Library Email: library@glenbow.org Telephone - Archives Reference Desk: 403-268-4204 Archives Email: archives@glenbow.org

Land Title Offices

Edmonton Land Title Office John E. Brownlee Building 10365 - 97 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7 Telephone: 780-427-2742 Email: lto@gov.ab.ca

Calgary Land Title Office Service Alberta Building 710 - 4 Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P 0K3 Telephone: 403-297-6511 Email: lto@gov.ab.ca

Alberta Genealogical & Family History Societies

Alberta Family Histories Society 712 - 16 Avenue NW Calgary, Alberta T2M 0J8 Telephone: 403-214-1447 (voice mail)

Alberta Genealogical Society 162, 14315 - 118 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4S6 Email: agsoffice@abgensoc.ca Numerous branches of the Alberta Genealogical Society exist. Please check with them for their contact information.

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Information in this Wiki page is excerpted from the online course Canadian: Land Records Course Part 1 and Part 2 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.