Introduction to our Obituary Index
If you determined your ancestor settled in the Grande Prairie and Peace River area, start looking for death related records like obituaries, death notices, gravestones, funeral records, death certificate, etc. Using these records will collectively help you identify next-of-kin, birth, cause of death, residence at death and more.
A primer to the benefits of using newspapers for family historians in genealogical research, plus alternative Alberta resources that have been digitized, microfilmed and printed, please see Alberta Newspaper Indexes on the AGS website.
Dedicated Branch members from Grande Prairie and Peace River have contributed long hours to indexing obituaries, and for some—the passion is ongoing.
To view citations to the newspaper clippings, click on the image.
Our obituary index includes the following newspapers:
Banner Post (BP)
Beaverlodge & District News (BD)
Fairview Post (FP)
Grande Prairie Booster (GPB)
GP Daily Herald Tribune (DHT)
Lakeside Leader (LL)
MacKenzie Report (MR)
Mile Zero News (MZN)
Northern Gazette (RG-NG)
Northern Pioneer (NP)
Peace River Record (PRR)
Peace River Record Gazette (RG)
Scope Newspaper (SC)
Peace River Standard (PR Stand)
South Peace News (SPN)
Smoky River Express (SRE)
Valley Views (VV)
Wabasca Fever (FE)
West County News & Advertiser (WCN)
Learn more about the newspapers found in this index, their coverage and anomalies by clicking on the newspaper mast heads below.
This newspaper got its start as the Grande Prairie Herald on 25 March 1913 by William C. Pratt, Publisher and editor. The newspaper eventually amalgamated with the Northern Tribune in 1939 to form the Herald-Tribune. Learn more...
The Peace River District has a variety of weekly newspapers serving multiple communities within the region. A quick list of titles and abbreviations used in indexing the Peace area papers are featured in the right column. To have a deeper . . . Read More