Calgary Area Roots Resources
1) Alberta Family History Society – http://www.afhs.ab.ca/
- Members have access to the AFHS library and their online subscription to Ancestry.com
- Monthly meetings and special interest groups for members
- Support and encouragement from veteran genealogists and family historians
2) LDS Family History Centre –
- 2021-17th Avenue SW, Calgary, 403-571-3700. Call for operating hours.
- for more information of the resources available check out my post Family History Portals
3) Calgary Public Library – http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/
- The Main Branch Downtown (616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary) offers classes for the beginner genealogist and other resources. Check the website for hours of operation. Great section with family history and genealogy books
4) University of Calgary Library – http://library.ucalgary.ca/
- access to history books, old newspapers and airphotos
- maps, atlases and gazetters
- Ask a librarian for guidance
- Glenbow Museum’s extensive collection of art, artifacts, archival materials, and published works document the history and culture of Western Canada.
The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project (AHDP) is an ongoing, not-for-profit endeavor to provide all those interested in Alberta’s history free, online access to cultural and heritage materials. Browse newspapers from 1885, read entire books about local communities, research legal documents, view historic photographs, and more.