Alberta Local History Books
Local history books relay the history of a community through stories about the people, businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations that built and inhabited that community. These stories, often recounted by the early settlers and their descendants, can be invaluable sources of information for family history researchers, providing ‘meat on the bones’ adding interest and flavour to a family history.
This all-name index contains names appearing throughout the pages of selected Alberta local history books held by the AGS Library. Thus it captures the names of people, organizations and places that are mentioned in books which previously had no index at all, as well as those that are buried in the stories of neighbours and therefore may not have appeared in any previous book index.
To determine which Alberta History you need
- Download the Alberta Histories in PDF › . . . this file lists books by title and place name. (180pp)
- Download the History of the Project in PDF ›
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AGS can help:
Local history books included in this database are held at the AGS Library in Edmonton. See our Library page for hours of operation.
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Wanting copies from a local history book, it can be ordered for a fee of $5.00, plus 0.50¢ per page
Alberta Genealogical Society
AGS Research Services Committee
#162, 14315 ‒ 118 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 4S6