The Ft. McMurray Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society is one of ten branches of the AGS and membership gives you access to collections at all AGS branches.

 
 

Online Collections

Wesleyan Methodist Baptism records index – an index can be found at Bowler-McBurney Genealogy, Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Registers, 1825-1910
 
 

Onsite Collections
  • Microfilms: Canadian census records from some of the earliest records (1842) up to 1891
  • The Wesleyan Methodist Baptism records. The index can be found at http://bowergenealogy.ca/resources/methodist/IndexM.htm
  • Lac La Biche transcribed Mission records and plot ownership map
  • Various records of the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) forts that surrounded our area, eg. Fort McKay, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith and Fort McMurray
  • Newfoundland Census Records: 1921, 1935 and 1945
  • Over 200 CD’s containing a variety of databases including:
    • pictures of headstones from cemeteries around Newfoundland. Index can be found at http://www.stonepics.com
    • Nova Scotia marriage records
  • Various periodicals:
    • Family Tree Magazine
    • Family Chronicle/Your Genealogy
    • every provincial genealogical society publications
    • many worldwide publications
  • Over 1500 books:
    • Many local Alberta Histories
    • Metis Families/Scrips
    • Canadian/French Directories

 
 

Membership

Edmonton Branch meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the basement of the Unifor Building, Suite 9B, 10019 MacDonald Ave, Fort McMurray, Alberta. The library is open Wednesdays, 12-2 pm and Saturdays 1-4 pm. It is open in July and August by appointment only.

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

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