“The Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) preserves the collective memory of Alberta and contributes to the protection of Albertans’ rights and sense of identity.”

“Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the PAA acquires, preserves and makes available for research private and government records of provincial significance. The PAA also serves as the permanent repository of records of enduring value of the Government of Alberta.”

“The PAA operates in accordance with the Historical Resources Act, which provides for the “operation, maintenance, and development of the Provincial Archives of Alberta”, as well as for the “acquisition, preservation, publication and public exhibition of documents, parchments, manuscripts, records, books, maps, plans, photographs, magnetic tapes, or other materials regardless of physical form, the preservation of which is in the public’s interest.” “

“The Provincial Archives of Alberta is a rich and vast resource for professional and amateur genealogists looking to trace an Albertan family history. Whether you’re looking to solve a family mystery, answer a specific question about your own family’s background, or just have a passion for history, the Archives is a must-visit.”

Online records include:

This site also has links to other useful Alberta genealogy websites and you can search the holdings of the archives at this site.



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