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Alberta Genealogical Society and Edmonton Branch
Library and Research Centre

Other Branch Libraries

The Society maintains a lending library of:

  • genealogical handbooks
  • reference books
  • family and local histories
  • genealogical periodicals, and
  • publications from other similar societies worldwide.

Also in the Library......

  • Internet Access
    • Full internet access is available on four computers.  It is recommended that patrons phone the library at 780-424-4429 to book computer time.
  • Ancestry.com subscription
  • General Interest Files
    • Information on many topics is filed in the dark brown filing cabinet.
    • Family history files
    • Family history files (various surnames A-Z) are located in the top two drawers of the dark brown filing cabinet. 
  • Map Holdings
    • Various types of maps (topographical and historical) are filed in the  map cabinet drawers.  An index to the collection, Map Holdings List, is located on top of the cabinet.
  • C.D. Denney Research Papers
    • Family history files on over 1200 families with connections to the Selkirk settlers, fur-traders and metis families of early western Canada.
  • People and Places Binders
    • Blue binders of clippings relating mainly to Alberta people and places. The documents are filed alphabetically by surname and placename.
  • Edmonton Journal Clippings 1972-1983
    • Black binders of birth, marriage, death and other special announcements clipped from the Edmonton Journal.  There is a card index, by name, to this collection in filing drawers below the binders.
  • Card index to birth, marriages and deaths
    • Information extracted from birth, marriage and death registrations for Alberta District, Northwest Territories 1870-1905.
      The original registrations are held at the Provincial Archives of Alberta and the cards were used to publish:

      • 929.37123ALB v.1 REF  Alberta: Index to Registrations of Births, Marriages and Deaths 1870 to 1905
  • Periodicals/Journals/Newsletters
    • The library holds journals/newletters from many family history societies.  They are shelved by country and may be borrowed.
  • A photocopier for patron use is onsite.
  • Fiche and film readers are available in the library.

Library Hours:

    • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
    • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and
    • Third Saturday of each month
    • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Check the Calendar for Christmas closure dates

Library Location:

    • #162, 14315 - 118 Avenue
    • Edmonton, AB T5L 4S6
    • Phone: 780-424-4429
    • Map

Library Catalogue

This catalogue is searchable (click on the link below) for books, fiche, microfilm, and CD-Rom holdings of the AGS and Edmonton Branch AGS Libraries.

How to Borrow from the AGS and Edmonton Branch AGS Libraries

Members of AGS are entitled to borrow from the AGS Library by mail or in person.

Edmonton Branch AGS Library materials may only be borrowed by Edmonton Branch members.
The library borrowing period is four weeks and up to ten items may be signed out at one time.

To borrow by mail please send your request to:
Alberta Genealogical Society Library
#162, 14315 - 118 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB T5L 4S6
e-mail your request to the library at:

AGS will pay the costs of mailing materials to members.  Return costs are paid by the borrower.

Non-members may use the AGS Library facilities for a fee of $4.00 per day but may not borrow any items.

Other Branch Libraries

In addition to the AGS Library, the majority of branches also maintain their own Branch Library. Information on various branches can be obtained through the AGS Branches page.

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Last Updated: January 3, 2014