The Grande Prairie & District 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.
[su_heading size=”24″]Online Collections[/su_heading]
- Obituary Index – death records, notices, and more from these newspapers
- Banner Post (BP)
- Beaverlodge & District News (BD)
- Echo (EC)
- Fairview Post (FP)
- Focus (FO)
- Grande Prairie Booster (GPB)
- GP Daily Herald Tribune (DHT)
- Lakeside Leader (LL)
- MacKenzie Report (MR)
- Mile Zero News (MZN)
- Northern Gazette (RG-NG)
- Northern Pioneer (NP)
- Peace River Record (PRR)
- Peace River Record Gazette (RG)
- Scope Newspaper (SC)
- Peace River Standard (PR Stand)
- Signal (SIG)
- South Peace News (SPN)
- Spotlight (SPT)Smoky River Express (SRE)
- Town & Country News (TCN)
- Valley Views (VV)
- Wabasca Fever (FE)
- West County News & Advertiser (WCN)
- Cemetery Index – cemeteries in this index include:
- All Saints Ukrainian Catholic
- Bear Creek
- Bethel Pentecostal Church
- Cherry Point
- Emerson Trail
- Emmaus Lutheran Church
- Grande Prairie Municipal
- Hythe (partial)
- LaGlace Bible Fellowship
- Lake Saskatoon
- Poplar Hill
- Scenic Heights
- St. Andrews Anglican Church Cemetery, Lake Saskatoon
- St. Stephen’s Anglican Church
- Sunset Ranch Mennonite
- Teepee Creek
[su_heading size=”24″]Onsite Collections[/su_heading]
- The Grande Prairie Library has the complete index for the Ontario probate records up to 1899 for each county. If you are researching after 1900 visit the Archives of Ontario at www.archives.gov.on.ca
- Also books, microfilms, and periodicals from over 40 genealogical societies plus continuing subscriptions to seven commercial magazines. Magazines available:
- Family Tree Magazine
- Internet Genealogy
- Irish Roots
- Who Do You Think You Are?
- Your Family History
- Your Family Tree
- Your Genealogy
- A member of the Grande Prairie Branch has the following books in her personal collection. Fern is willing to conduct look-ups or meet with researchers at the Grande Prairie Public Library to review the books. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
- Mennonite Homesteaders on the Hague-Osler Reserve — Leonard Doell ed., Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan publishers, 1999. 536pp. Homestead records of Hague-Osler Reserve and 1901 Canadian Census records for that area. The information is cross referenced to the Bergthal Gemeinde Buch and the Reinlander Gemeinde Buch.
- Hague-Osler Mennonite Reserve — Leonard Doell ed. This appears to be a “sister book” to the 1st stories and photos marking 100-years.
- Hamm & Quiring Photos, Stories and Genealogy — Wendy Hamm author and publisher.
- Eischt Ehma Peter and Maria Braun Family History, 1730 – 2013 — Martha Unrau author and publisher, 2014.
- Browsing Through the Years : Plumas and District 1876-1976. Plumas And District History Committee; 1st ed. (1976)
Grande Prairie & District Branch meetings are held in the Rotary Community Room of the Grande Prairie Public Library at #101, 9839-103 Avenue. Meetings start at 6:45 pm on the third Tuesday of each month from January to June, with a summer break, then from September through November. Doors open at 6:15 pm. A program of genealogical interest follows a brief business meeting.
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.
- 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