AGS Library and Research Centre
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When the library is open:
The Alberta Genealogical Society and the AGS Edmonton Branch have a library catalog combining their holdings conveniently at one location. The library features over 5,000 books on family and local histories, "how-to" books, periodicals, topographical and historical maps, family history files, microform, CDs, etc.
Alberta Local Histories
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.
To determine which Alberta History you need
Other Local History Resources
The research centre has four-computers, microfilm and fiche readers, and photocopy services available. There is an assortment of genealogical subscriptions and databases for the public to use: Ancestry.com, Find My Past, Genealogy Quebec, the Alberta Homestead Index, AGS Surname Database and Relatively Speaking Digital Library.
Borrowing Materials / Ordering Copies
Beyond AGS’s incredible content, friendly library volunteers are there to help you find whatever you need at any of our ten Branches throughout Alberta. For further information see AGS Branches ›
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