Grande Prairie Genealogy
Census Records for Grande Prairie
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…
from Library and Archives Canada
Search the free indexed 1921 census 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.
Catholic Archdiocese Grouard – McLennan
Catholic church records covering the South Peace.
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.
The Clairmont Independent newspaper on Flickr.
Grande Prairie Links
Many early funeral records are still held by Oliver’s Funeral Home.
Alberta Genealogy Resources
South Peace Regional Archives Surname Database
SPRA collection of family and personal life files containing obituaries, memorials, newspaper articles, transcripts of interviews, etc.
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.
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.
The Memory Project
Collecting memories from Canadians about WWI, WWII and the Korean War.
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.
- British Columbia Vital Record
- Manitoba Vital Records
- New Brunswick Vital Records
- Northwest Territories Vital Records Information
- Nova Scotia Vital Records
- Nunavat Vital Records Information
- Ontario Vital Records Project
- Prince Edward Island Vital Records
- Quebec Vital Records
- Saskatchewan Vital Records
- Yukon Vital Records Information