SPRA Online Databases

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Search Peace River Country Land Settlement Database

The Peace River Country Land Settlement Database contains information relating to over 30,000 applications for Crown land, homesteads and other public lands by settlers in the Peace River Country of Alberta and British Columbia.

How to Find a Legal Land Location


Search Surname Database

SPRA collection of family and personal life files containing obituaries, memorials, newspaper articles, transcripts of interviews, etc. General files contain 1-2 surname entries per individual, surname files have multiple entries for multiple people.


Search Compiled Community Book Names Index

Local community history books are one of our most-used resources. But what if you don’t know which one to check for the name you want to find? Now you can search all of the indexes for South Peace Community Books in one handy database!


Search Family Names in Newspaper Articles, 1913-[1960]

Search a series of online tables to find newspaper articles about local people.


Search Organizations in Newspaper Articles, 1913-[1960]

Search a series of online tables to find newspaper articles about local organizations.


Search Businesses in Newspaper Articles

Search a series of online tables to find newspaper articles about local businesses.


Search Communities in Newspaper Articles

Search the following databases for newspaper articles about communities in the South Peace.


Search Sports in Newspaper Articles

Search a series of online tables to find newspaper articles about local sports.


Search Tax Record Databases

Search Grande Prairie and Spirit River tax records.


Search Spirit River Immigration Hall Register

Search a transcription of the Spirit River Immigration Hall Register from 1917 to 1930


Search Spirit River Echo Index

Search a series of online tables to find newspaper articles about Spirit River people, businesses, and organizations.


Search Lake Saskatoon Journal Index

Search a series of online tables to find newspaper articles about Lake Saskatoon people, businesses, and organizations.


Search Clairmont Independent Index

Search a series of online tables to find newspaper articles about Clairmont people, businesses, and organizations.


Search Telling Our Stories Index

Search through a database to find families, individuals, businesses, organizations, and communities mentioned in Telling Our Stories.


Search MD of Spirit River No. 829 Land Ownership Database

Search Grande Prairie Municipality No. 739 Land Ownership Database

Search Bear Lake Municipality No. 740 Land Ownership Database

Search 1955 County of Grande Prairie Land Ownership Map Database