Library & Research Centre
Over twenty-four years the Fort McMurray Genealogical Society's Library and Research Centre has changed locations three times—always to a larger space. In 2008 the library suffered a devastating flood due to a water break and we lost over 30% of our book and periodical collection. The Branch was shut down for years as we dealt with insurance and rebuilding both physical space and our collections.
Today, we have a wonderful area of 1031 sq ft. situated in the basement of the Unifor Building, Suite 9B, 10019 MacDonald Ave, Fort McMurray, Alberta to spread our greatest collection.
Telephone: (780) 791-5663, has message machine
- Open Wednesday, Noon–2:00pm, and Saturdays 1:00pm till 4:00pm
- Closed over long weekends, two weeks over Christmas and Statutory holidays
- Open July and August by appointment only
- photocopy machine, .25¢ per copy
- digital microform reader
- 5 computer stations with internet access
- subscriptions to various genealogical databases
- printer/scanner that can save to USB device
Our collection includes:
- Microfilms: Canadian census records from some of the earliest records (1842) up to 1891
- The Wesleyan Methodist Baptism records. The index can be found at http://bowergenealogy.ca/resources/methodist/IndexM.htm
- Lac La Biche transcribed Mission records and plot ownership map
- Various records of the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) forts that surrounded our area, eg. Fort McKay, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith and Fort McMurray
- Newfoundland Census Records: 1921, 1935 and 1945
- Over 200 CD’s containing a variety of databases including:
- pictures of headstones from cemeteries around Newfoundland. Index can be found at http://www.stonepics.com
- Nova Scotia marriage records
- Various periodicals:
- Family Tree Magazine
- Family Chronicle/Your Genealogy
- every provincial genealogical society publications
- many worldwide publications
- Over 1500 books:
- Many local Alberta Histories
- Metis Families/Scrips
- Canadian/French Directories
Dick Nash—You-Tube Video:
Click to watch a 2:30 minute video on Dick Nash.
"With no immediate family to carry on his name, Dick Nash focuses his attention on his family's history at the Fort McMurray Genealogical Society." Published on 26 October 2015 by @ShawTVFort. Craig Momney, reporting.