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This is a page of resources for the province of Alberta, Canada.

1906 Census

For Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba only, two special censuses were taken to measure the impact of settlement and migration. As a result, there are 2 extra census records for genealogists: the 1906 and the 1916.

1916 Census (Prairie Provinces)

Begun on 01 Jun 1916, the second Prairie-only census was taken. It was the 9th for Manitoba, and the 3rd for both Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Edmonton Cemeteries 

Think your ancestor might have been buried in Edmonton, Alberta? Check here.

LSD Finder

If you’re not a farmer, you probably have a little trouble reading the legal land descriptions for the Prairie provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This is my goto lookup – and it’s free for the first 20 searches / day.

Provincial Archives of Alberta – Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Alberta! Always the province to go its own way, and its vital stats are no different. You can even download them, if your family originates in Alberta. After a couple of weeks looking for a few elusive ancestors, my advice is read them all. At least the handwriting is easy to read.