Genealogy Links


History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy


Grande Prairie Genealogy

Census Records for Grande Prairie

Automated Genealogy
Search for free census records – for the Grande Prairie area records use the following headings:

1901 census/The Territories/Unorganized Territories/Athabaska A-4, pages 1-39
1906 census/Alberta/Alberta North District/Subdistrict 01
1911 census/Alberta/Edmonton/Enumeration District Number 45 (Townships 69…

1916 census
from Library and Archives Canada

Ancestry.ca 
Search the free indexed 1921 census records


Grande Prairie Court Records and Will Indexes

To locate court documents from the Grande Prairie area you have to head to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. They have information on the collection online here. Information covered includes files on ~ civil, criminal, divorce, probate, appeal, liens, mortgages and more.  

The Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society has indexed Grande Prairie probates from 1920-1951, and the index can be viewed here.


Church Records 

Catholic Archdiocese Grouard – McLennan
Catholic church records covering the South Peace.

Glen Leslie Cemetery – photographs of headstones


Telephone Books

Grande Prairie Telephone Books are being digitized by the Medicine Hat Genealogical Society. They have uploaded 1923, 1924, 1940 & 1955 with plans to do more in the future.


Newspapers 

Our Future Our Past
Grande Prairie newspapers on-line 1914-1948

Sexsmith Sentinel 1949-1954

Spirit River Echo 1920 & 1921

Searchable Index to the Spirit River Echo 1920 & 1921.

The Spirit River Echo newspaper on Flickr 1920 & 1921.

Clairmont Independent

The Clairmont Independent newspaper on Flickr.


Photographs

Isabel Campbell Photograph Collection


Grande Prairie Links

Grande Prairie & District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society

Grande Prairie GenWeb

Many early funeral records are still held by Oliver’s Funeral Home.


Alberta Genealogy Resources

Alberta GenWeb

Mary’s Genealogy Treasures

1913-1960 Isabel Campbell files at the South Peace Regional Archives (news clippings of obituaries and headlines covering the Peace Country)


Cemetery Records

Billion Graves

Find your ancestors’ gravemarkers (and extra information such as obituaries) in any part of the world.

Find-A-Grave

This link takes you a Canadian version of the Find-A-Grave search experience.


Metis Records

Charles Denney Collection
An archive of information on 1,200 Red River settlement and Metis families. The collection is housed at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary.

Gabriel Dumont Institute – The Virtual Museum of Metis History and Culture.

Societe Historique et Genealogique de Smoky River
Located in Donnelly, Alberta. They have many records covering the Metis. The link is to their Facebook page.


Military Records

Military records found at the Library and Archives Canada including WWI, NWMP, and some WWII.

Military records found at Ancestry.com, including World War II records.

The Memory Project
Collecting memories from Canadians about WWI, WWII and the Korean War.


Newspapers

Historical Canadian Newspapers On-Line

Canada On-Line Historical Newspapers


Vital Statistics

Service Alberta
Search for birth, death and marriage certificates.

Vital records available through the Provincial Archives of Alberta. 

Vital records covering other provinces, some are searchable online for free.