The Alberta Genealogical Society supports genealogy and family history research in Alberta, Canada. They hold regular meetings, publish a genealogical journal, and collect, index, and publish genealogical material relating to Alberta.

 
 

Online Collections

The Alberta Homestead Index – Applications for Alberta Land Patents, 1885‒1897, Alberta Homestead Records, 1870‒1930 and Alberta Homestead records, post-1930.

Alberta Newspaper Indexes – newspapers are beneficial for searching our ancestors’ death notices or obituaries, personal announcements and celebrations, community involvement, social news and gossip, lodge and club news, employment ads, real estate transactions, legal notices, court rulings, criminal activity, casualty lists and military news, and so much more.

 
 

Onsite Collections

AGS Library and Research Centre – The Alberta Genealogical Society and the AGS Edmonton Branch have a library catalog combining their holdings conveniently at one location. The library features over 5,000 books on family and local histories, “how-to” books, periodicals, topographical and historical maps, family history files, microform, CDs, etc.

  • Download the Alberta Histories in PDF › . . . this file lists books by title and place name. (180pp)
  • Download the History of the Project in PDF ›
  • AGS Members are entitled to borrow materials from the AGS Library
  • Members may borrow up to 10 items: books and/or periodicals for four weeks
  • Overdue fees are $1.00 per week per item
  • Due to the cost of mailing and insurance, library staff are unable to mail out local history books. Contact the AGS Library Chair with your request if you are seeking information from a local history book. Cost: a fee of $5.00 plus 50⊄ per page, plus mailing

 
 

Membership

The Alberta Genealogical Society welcomes anyone with an interest in genealogy wherever your geographic location may be. Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st. If membership is paid after September 30th, funds will be applied to the following year.

Benefits include:

  • Participate in the activities of one or several of our ten Branches throughout Alberta
  • Contribute to a Branch monthly meeting
  • Receive a “New Member Kit” that gives you more insight about AGS, starting genealogy and forms
  • Submit ‘surname queries’ to our free online database, helping you to find a connection with others researching the same family in Alberta or around the world
  • Access the AGS Cemetery Database through our online Members “My Account” area, and where available, use Ancestry.com in a branch or library setting 
  • Get our Relatively Speaking Journal available in print or electronic copy; plus four years of digital back issues available online for free!  
  • Visit our main and Branch libraries featuring over 6,000 books on local history, guidebooks, microform, maps, and CDs.

Costs ranges from $25 – $60/year

 
 

There are 10 branches of The Alberta Genealogical Society:

 

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