Genealogy Links

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy

How to Conduct Research Using the Genealogical Proof Standard

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 
Search the free indexed 1921 census records

Land Records

Search the Peace River Country Land Settlement Database

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.

Telephone Books

Grande Prairie Telephone Books are being digitized by the Medicine Hat Genealogical Society. Telephone books available include years 1923-2001.


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.


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

South Peace Regional Archives Surname Database
SPRA collection of family and personal life files containing obituaries, memorials, newspaper articles, transcripts of interviews, etc.

Cemetery Records

Billion Graves

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


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

Glen Leslie Cemetery

Photographs of headstones and supplemental information

Metis Records / Genealogy

Métis Nation of Alberta’s Genealogy Research Centre (GRC)
The Genealogy Research Centre runs out of the provincial head office and holds an extensive collection of resources available to assist Métis individuals in completing their family trees

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, including World War II records.

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


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.