Alberta Family History Societies(L-Z)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Lethbridge and District to Wetaskiwin giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Lethbridge and District Genealogical Society

The society is a non-profit community association whose aims are to promote genealogy and to offer encouragement and archives to anyone showing an interest in family history research.  

The association preserves, transcribes and stores genealogically related data.

The association is run by volunteers who work hard to provide this information.

Many archives are available at the Society's Library, which incorporate:

  • AGS Master Name Index - Burials in Alberta Cemeteries
  • BMD Registers
  • Canadian Genealogy Index
  • Census Indexes
  • Funeral Home Ledgers
  • Henderson Directories
  • Master Surname Index
  • Newspapers 1880-1982
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists
  • Reference Books

Obituaries from the Lethbridge Herald 1905-1906, 1929, 1960-1969 and 1970-1984 are accessible through the site, along with Obituaries from the South-western Alberta 1885-1959.  Information regarding Cemeteries is also on the site, along with Burial Indexes.

Many publications are available for sale, including:

  • Belly River's Famous Joe Cosley
  • Early History of the Medicine Hat Country
  • Emporium of the North, Fort Chipewyn and the Fur Trade to 1835
  • Grassland Settlers, The Swift Current Region during the era of the Ranching Frontier
  • Our Treasured Heritage, A History of Coalhurst and District
  • When the West Was Young

Medicine Hat and District Genealogical Society

Numerous archives can be accessed in their Library, which include:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Journals, Newsletters and Periodicals
  • Local Histories
  • Maps
  • Newspapers

Resources available also incorporate:

  • Obituaries
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists
  • Reference Books
  • School Records
  • Vital Records

The above relate to Canada, the United States and further afield, such as England and Wales.

Some Databases are on the site, which include:

  • Alberta Sources, which is a list of Cemeteries and other Surname Sources
  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Church Lists
  • School Lists

Red Deer Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1978.  Many archives can be accessed in their Library, including:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Eastern Canadian Indexes
  • Index to Griffith Valuation of Ireland
  • Local History Books
  • New England Resources
  • Newsletters
  • Ontario Historical Atlas Collection
  • Periodicals
  • Torrey's Marriages

Some resources relate to England and Wales.

They also have a list of persons who lived in the Red Deer Area in 1913 who have descendants living there.


Wetaskiwin Genealogical Society

Many archives are available in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Directories
  • Electoral Rolls
  • Genealogies and Family Histories
  • Magazines, Newsletters and Pamphlets

Other archives are also accessible, which include:

  • Maps
  • Master Data Bank Files
  • Reference Books
  • Research Directories
  • Vital Records Indexes

The above relate to Canada, the United States and further afield, such as England and Wales.

A list of local resources is also accessible, which you may find of use when conducting research in Wetaskiwin and Area. 

Details of Surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.


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