Wetaskiwin Alberta Family History Centre

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

There is no cost to visit the Wetaskiwin Family History Center or to use the computers, equipment or free premium websites. It is open to anyone with an interest in genealogical research. Whether you are just beginning or are

Wetaskiwin Family History Center. Park on street and come to the front door.

looking for a specific piece of information, please come by and let us help you with your family history!

(Please bring a USB stick if you want to copy vital information for your personal use.)

Our Centre is Fragrance Free! We have some staff and patrons who are very allergic. Please be considerate!

Center Information

Location & Map:


5410 36 Avenue
Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 2R6 


  • 1-780-352-3866 (during open hours)
  • Outside of open hours, please call Lisa at 780-352-7881 (leave message)



  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: 6:15pm - 8:15pm
  • Parking for the center for daytime hours is on the street at the front of the building - south side. Please use the center/main front door and knock loudly or ring buzzer or call 780-352-3866 during open hours. For evening hours, parking is also in the parking lot on the north side of the building.
  • For appointments outside of our regular hours, please call Lisa at 780-352-7881 (leave messge) or email ab_wetaskiwin@ldsmail.net

2018 Holiday/Closure Schedule: 

  • June 28 to September 4 - By appointment only - please call Lisa at 780-352-7881 (leave message) or email ab_wetaskiwin@ldsmail.net
  • December 20 to January 8 (2019)

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

  • We are happy to give you a tour anytime! We have a computer/research room and rooms for microfilm viewing, webinars, a children's activity center and classroom.


Please be FRAGRANCE FREE! Staff and patrons have severe allergies.

Webinars run at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 6:35pm.

Class times are as indicated.


  • Sept 5 - Webinar: Learning to Love Family History… Research! -by Kathryn Grant (63 min)
    • Kathryn Grant helps us inspire ourselves and others to give family history research a chance! Find out what Kathryn wished she had known when starting out in family history research.
  • Sept 12 - Webinar: Family History in 5 Minutes a Day - RootsTech 2018 -by Deborah Gamble (51 min)
    • We will cover 20 ways in detail, with step-by-step instructions so that you can effectively do your family history in as little as 5 minutes a day.
  • Sept 19 - Webinar: Ready for Temple Work? Top Tips for Checking Names in FamilySearch -by Kathryn Grant (73 min)
    • Kathryn Grant shows us why it’s important to check names in Family Search before requesting temple ordinances, what information to check, and how to check it.
  • Sept 26 - Webinar: Using Social Media for Interactive Family Histories -by Simone Russell (29 min)
    • Simone Russell shares how she created a Facebook blog about Juanita Stout Ray (her great grandmother) so that she could share Juanita’s story with her relatives. Simone shows us how she found Juanita’s descendants and how to use Facebook to connect with these relatives.


  • Oct 3 - Webinar: If I'd Only Known! Beginner Genealogy Mistakes - by Beth Foulk (52 min)
    • In this lesson, you will learn about common mistakes beginners make with genealogy.
  • Oct 10 - CLASS @ 6:30pm: RootsMagic - Part 1
    • description coming soon...
  • Oct 17 - Webinar: Ready for Temple Work? Top Tips for Checking Names in FamilySearch -by Kathryn Grant (73 min)
    • Kathryn Grant shows us why it’s important to check names in Family Search before requesting temple ordinances, what information to check, and how to check it.
  • Oct 24 - CLASS @ 6:30pm: RootsMagic - Part 2
    • description coming soon...
  • Oct 31 - Webinar: From Snarky to Civil: Improving the Genealogy Community -by Kathryn Grant (40 min)
    • Kathryn Grant gives her opinion as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of how to increase civility in the genealogy community.


If you have any requests for topics for webinars, please call Lisa at 780-352-7881.

If you have any requests for topics for classes, please call Patty at 780-387-6759.



  • FamilySearch Catalog:
  • We have a number of microfilms on long term loan that can be viewed if the person that ordered them is not using them.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives FREE access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. (See Premium websites available in the Family History Center Services Portal ) e.g. Ancestry, Findmypast, MyHeritage, etc.
    • Current list as of December 2017:
      • The 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
      • Access Newspaper Archives
      • Alexander Street Press, American Civil War
      • American Ancestors - Library Rights
      • Ancestry - Institution Versions
      • ArkivDigital
      • FamNet
      • Findmypast - Institution Version
      • Fold3
      • Geneanet
      • Kinpoint - Premium
      • MyHeritage - Library Edition
      • Paper Trail
      • ProQuest Obituary Listings
      • Puzzilla - Premium Services
      • World Vital Records
  • All our computers access the free FamilySearch database which contains many millions of names linked into families.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 6 computers (2 with free access to the premium subscription-based websites - more coming soon!) (Please bring a USB stick so you can copy vital information for your personal use.)
  • 1 printer / scanner / copier (upload memories directly to FamilySearch FamilyTree)
  • 1 microfilm reader
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • Patrons may also use their own laptops/devices on our Wi-Fi network for personal use.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area