Calgary Alberta Family History Centre
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
The Calgary Alberta Family History Centre is dedicated to providing education and support for the Family History community in the Calgary area. Our staff of about 30 volunteers are here to help you in your research.
- 1 CENTRE INFORMATION
- 2 POLICIES
- 3 EXECUTIVE
- 4 CALENDAR
- 5 CENTRE RESOURCES
- 6 CENTRE SERVICES
- 7 RESOURCES IN OUR LOCAL AREA
- 8 LINKS
- 9 VOLUNTEER AT THE CENTRE
CENTRE INFORMATION[edit | edit source]
PLEASE NOTE: THE CALGARY FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE will be closed until further notice due to the changing conditions related to COVID-19.
- Language: English
- Location & Map
- 2021-17th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2T 0G2 Canada
- Location on Map
- We are located on the lower level of the building. The entrance to the Centre is on 19A Street S.W. Please park in the lot directly east of the Centre. Press the Black Button beside the double doors on the east side of the building to ring the front desk. A staff member will answer and admit you.
Phone: (403) 571-3700
Regular Hours of Operations
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- During July and August the centre will be closed on Saturdays.
- Closed Saturday of long weekends and General Conference.
POLICIES[edit | edit source]
- Our Centre is Fragrance Free due to some of our staff and patrons are allergic.
- No food or drinks are allowed.
- Children under 12 must be accompanied and monitored by an adult.
EXECUTIVE[edit | edit source]
- Director: Carol Hutchinson
- Patron Services: vacant
- Technical Services: Janice Cushman
- Staff Trainer: Erin Woolley
CALENDAR[edit | edit source]
Community Classes[edit | edit source]
FAMILY HISTORY CLASSES
sponsored by the
CALGARY FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE
7:00 pm - Lounge - 2021 17 Ave. S.W.
~ PLEASE ATTEND FRAGRANCE FREE ~ (eg. lotions, aftershave, perfume)
September 26, 2019 - What's new on familysearch.org
Come and see what's new in FamilySearch, including Family Tree, Historical Records, Research Wiki, etc.
Presenter: Carol Hutchinson
October 24, 2019 - Sources: Good, Better, Best
Not all sources are created equal. Come and see how to determine which sources are more reliable than others. The class will also include how to determine if the source suggested by a hint belongs to your ancestor (and what to do if you are unsure). It will briefly cover a few ways to add sources to the Family Tree on FamilySearch, and what can be done if you feel that the source has been incorrectly indexed on FamilySearch or on Ancestry.
Presenter: Janice Cushman
January 23, 2020 - RootsTech Sampler
RootsTech is a large-scale family history conference held annually in Salt Lake City. Now it is also held in London, England. Each year, select sessions are broadcast live over the Internet. At some time after the conference is over, you can access all of the sessions. This class will indicate where they are at this time and give a sample of some of the classes available.
Presenter: Janice Cushman
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND
Please Register for Classes at: http://genwebworks.net/cfhc
Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]
- Please come "FRAGRANCE FREE" to all of our Staff Training Meetings
- Staff Training meetings are on the 2nd Thursday – please mark your calendars.
- Community Classes are on the 4th Thursday – please mark your calendars.
- It is important that you attend as many of these trainings and classes as you can.
- The more that you learn, the better prepared you will be to assist our patrons.
CENTRE RESOURCES[edit | edit source]
Collections[edit | edit source]
- Our Family History Centre has an extensive collection of research materials, including:
- Ontario Vital Records Indexes
- Birth 1869 - 1912
- Marriage 1869 - 1927
- Death 1869 - 1937
- Ontario Marriage Registrations 1869 - 1914
- Ontario Early Marriage Registers
- Ontario Land Record Indexes (fiche)
- Nova Scotia B/M/D Indexes 1864 - 1877
- Quebec Marriage Index (Loiselle, Rivest, Drouin)
- Quebec Family Index (Jette, Tanguay)
- Alberta Homestead Record Index
- Southern Alberta Cemetery Records
- BRITISH ISLES
- England/Wales Civil Registration Indexes
- Birth 1837 - 1960
- Marriage 1837 - 1960, 1972, 1973
- Death 1837 - 1976, 1980, 1983
- England - Boyd's Marriage Index 1800 - 1837
- England Probate Indexes 1383 - 1858
- England/Wales National Burial Index 1538 - 2010
- Ireland Civil Registration Indexes
- Birth 1864 - 1921
- Marriage 1845 - 1921
- Death 1864 - 1921
- Eire / N. Ireland B/M/D Indexes 1922 - 1958
- Ireland Marriage License Index 1629 - 1864
- Ireland Index to Griffith's Valuation 1848 - 1864
- Scotland Civil Registration Indexes
- Birth 1855 - 1932
- Marriage 1855 - 1925
- Death 1855 - 1955
- Scotland Old Parochial Register (O.P.R.)
- Hamburg Direct and Indirect Passenger Lists
- St. Petersburg - Lutheran Church Records 1833 - 1885
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Records
- Crossing the Ocean Index 1840 - 1885, 1889 - 1925
- Crossing the Plains Index 1847 - 1869
- LDS European Card Index 1840 - 1925
- Alberta Temple Records 1923 - 1949
Databases & Software[edit | edit source]
In our Centre we have Free Access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- Alexander Street Press – The American Civil War
- Research Database
- Letters and Diaries
- Images, Photographs, Posters & Ephemera
- Find My Past
- Fold3.com (Footnote.com)
- Genline FamilyFinder
- Godfrey Memorial Library
- Heritage Quest Online
- Historic Map Works Library Edition
- Paper Trail
- World Vital Records
Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]
- 8 Computer Workstations with Printer access
- 9 Microfilm Readers (45 mm)
- 4 Microfilm Readers (16 mm)
- 2 Microfilm/Microfiche Reader/Printers
- 4 Microfiche Readers
- Digital Imaging System
- Photo Copier
CENTRE SERVICES[edit | edit source]
Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]
RESOURCES IN OUR LOCAL AREA[edit | edit source]
- Alberta Family Histories Society
- Address: 712 – 16 Avenue NW (Calgary)
- Phone # 403 - 214 - 1447
- Glenbow Museum
- Address: 130 – 9 Avenue SE (Calgary)
- Phone # 403 - 268 - 4100
- Calgary Public Library - Main Branch
- Address: 616 Macleod Trail SE (Calgary)
- Phone # 403 - 260 - 2600
- University of Calgary Library (MacKimmie Library)
- Address: 2500 University Drive NW (Calgary)
- Phone # 403 - 220 - 8895
LINKS[edit | edit source]
Here are some websites that might be of interest to you.
- Automated Genealogy (Canadian Census 1851, 1901, 1906, 1911)
- Library & Archives Canada
- Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid
- Canada's Local Histories Online
- Find the graves of your ancestors
- Cyndi’s List
VOLUNTEER AT THE CENTRE[edit | edit source]
(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)