The Historical Society of Alberta has a variety of resources that may benefit historians. Our Publications comprise over 50 titles that explore Alberta’s rich history as well as the quarterly journal Alberta History.

Below we have listed links to a variety of sites organized by area:

For additional information on our resources, contact us at

Alberta – Province Wide

Provincial Archives of Alberta

Useful for genealogical research, research on homesteads, photographs, and much more.

8555 Roper Road
Edmonton, AB T6E 5W1

Glenbow Western Research Centre (University of Calgary)

This is the Archives that used to be at the Glenbow Museum. Useful for photographs, but also for information related to a wide variety of subjects.

Alberta’s Historic Places

Register of Historic Places

Provides information on all provincial and municipal historic resources in Alberta. Can be searched by community.

Nationally Designated Sites in Alberta

Provides information on nationally designated sites in Alberta.

Peel Prairie Provinces

This site provides access to several resources including some newspapers, images, maps, folklore collection, postcards collection and more. If people are researching properties in communities (particularly the cities), direct them to the Henderson Directories on this site.

Alberta Homestead Index

People can search by surname and discover the homestead information for people.

Resources for searching Land (put together by Alberta Genealogical Society)

Alberta Newspaper Indexes (put together by Alberta Genealogical Society)

Alberta Research Portal (Calgary Public Library)

Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS)

#162, 14315 – 118 Avenue NW

Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4S6


Archaeology Society of Alberta

Check out also the Archaeological Society’s online publications

Archives Society of Alberta


There is a very useful directory on this website that includes contact information for most of the over 40 member institutions throughout the province.  Here is the link:

Alberta Museums Association

Alberta’s Energy Heritage

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta

223-2946 32 Street NE
Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7


Southern Alberta Pioneers and their Descendants

In addition to their Pioneer Profiles, Archives and Library information on line, they also have a very useful page of comprehensive links to a variety of other historical resources in Alberta, see:

The Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail SW
Calgary, AB T2T 5J4

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

169 Canada Olympic Rd SW
Calgary, AB T3B 6B7

United Farmers Historical Society

University of Alberta Digital Resources

University of Calgary Digital Resources

Online Community History Books – University of Calgary

This site provides online access to various community history books from Alberta and elsewhere. Useful for those who wish to discover information on smaller communities across the province.

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Edmonton Area

City of Edmonton Archives

10440 108 Avenue, NW
Edmonton Alberta T5H 3Z9

Musée Héritage Museum

St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9

Strathcona County Museum & Archives

913 Ash St
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 2G3

Fort Edmonton Park

7000 143 St NW,
Edmonton, AB T6H 4P3

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum

10440 108 Ave NW #118
Edmonton, AB T5H 3Z9

Edmonton Alberta Bonnie Doon Family History Centre

9010-85 St
Edmonton, AlbertaT6A 2N5
(780) 469-6460 (780)464-0054

Edmonton Alberta Riverbend Family History Centre

14325 – 53rd Ave
Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 5G6
(780) 436-0136

Hinton Municipal Library & Archives

803 Switzer Drive
Hinton AB T7V 1V1

Calgary Area

Calgary’s Story, Calgary Public Library

City of Calgary Archives

Glenbow Museum

130 9 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Heritage Calgary

#304, 319 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0A5

Mount Royal University Archives & Special Collections

Museum of the Highwood (High River)

406 1 Street Southwest
High River, AB

Town of Okotoks Archives

Lougheed House

Family History Centre

2021-17th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, T2T 0G2
(403) 571-3700

Fish Creek Family History Centre

14540 Parkland Blvd S.E.
Calgary AB

Family History Centre

1100 Gleneagles Dr.
Cochrane, AB T4C 2J9
1 403-932-1145

Bureau de Visibilité de Calgary

La promotion et le rayonnement de la fracophonie de Calgary et régions

University of Calgary Archives & Special Collections

2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

Glenbow Western Research Centre

2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4

CCHS List of Virtual Experiences & Self-Guided Walks

Chinook Country Historical Society website

Southern Alberta

Galt Museum & Archives

Archives is dedicated to southwestern Alberta

c/o 910 4th Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0P6

Esplanade Archives

Archives is dedicated to southeastern Alberta

University of Lethbridge Digitized Collections

Includes Lethbridge Historical Society resources (such as older publications and newsletters), Lethbridge Cenotaph Collection, Southern Alberta newspapers Blackfoot Digital Library, natural history collections, University collections and more.

Senator Buchanan Room, Lethbridge Public Library

Great source of genealogical and local history material, though it’s an in-person and not online resource.

Lethbridge & District Branch, Alberta Genealogical Society


Milo Library Archives

Pincher Creek and District Historical Society

(Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village)

Crowsnest Museum

Crowsnest Heritage

Family History Centre

1912 – 10th Avenue South,
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 0B7

Family History Centre

7 Saamis Rotary Way SW
Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1B 4P3
(403) 504-4382

Family History Centre

138 – 4 AVE WEST
403 653 3288

Family History Centre

46 W 200 N
Raymond, AB T0K 2S0

Raymond Pioneer Museum

10 Broadway North
Raymond, AB

Central Alberta

Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery

4525-47A Avenue,
Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6

Samson Cree Nation Museum, Library and Archives  (Maskwacis)

Ermineskin Cree Nation History & Culture

Maskwacis, AB

Blackfalds & Area Historical Society

City of Wetaskiwin Archives

Millet and District Museum and Archives

5120 50 Street,
Millet, AB T0C 1Z0

Norwegian-Canadian History

University of Alberta Augustana Campus

4901 – 46 Avenue
Camrose, AB T4V 2R3

Scandinavian-Canadian History

Danish-Canadian History  (near Dickson)

Spruce View, AB

Icelandic-Canadian History Markerville Creamery

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame (Red Deer)

4200 Queen Elizabeth II Highway, #102
Red Deer, AB T4N 1E3

Family History Centre

3002 47th Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N 3P1

Red Deer Archives

4725 49 St
Red Deer, AB  T4N 1T6


Sylvan Lake & District Archives

Municipal Government Building
5012 – 48 Avenue
Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6

403-887-1185 Ext. 262

Northern Alberta

Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre

10302 99 St
Peace River, AB T8S 1K1

South Peace Regional Archives

10329 101 Av
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3A8

Grande Prairie Museum

Muskoseepi Park (102 Street at 102 Avenue)
Grande Prairie, AB

Family History Centre

8601 98 St
Peace River AB T8S1R4

Family History Centre

11212-102 Street
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2V9
(780) 832-0067

Other Canada

Canada’s History Society

Famous Five Foundation

Library and Archives Canada

Mennonite History Society of Canada