Wetaskiwin 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.|
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
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!
- 1 Center Information
- 2 OPEN HOURS:
- 3 Calendar and Events
- 4 CLASS/WEBINAR SCHEDULE
- 5 CENTRE RESOURCES
Location & Map:
- 5410 36 Avenue
- Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 2R6
- (Link to map using Google )
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Holiday/Closure Schedule:
- June 27 to September 3 - By appointment only - please call Lisa at 780-352-7881 (leave message) or email email@example.com
- December 19 to January 7 (2020)
Calendar and 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 6:30pm.
Class times are as indicated.
- Dec 5 - Webinar: English Research: How Can the 1939 Register Help You?
- Kathryn shows us how to use the 1939 English Register in our English research. Also applies to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- Dec 12 - Webinar: Duplicates in Family Tree Part 1: Why They're There and How to Find Them -by Kathryn Grant (40 min)
- Part one of two. Information on duplication within FamilySearch Family Tree.
- Dec 19 - Webinar: Duplicates in Family Tree Part 2: How to Resolve Them. -by Kathryn Grant (34 min)
- Part two of two. Information on duplication within FamilySearch Family Tree.
- Jan 9 - CLASS @ 6:30pm: 5 Minute a Day Family History ~Presenter: Patty
- If you want to spend time on your family history but find yourself overwhelmed, know that you can make significant progress with just five minutes a day. So, when life starts feeling too busy for family history, come join us to find quick tips to try.
- Jan 16 - Webinar: Getting the Most From FamilySearch FamilyTree: The Person Page Timeline. ~by Kathryn Grant (27 min)
- Kathryn Grant gives an updated overview of The Person Page Timeline.
- Jan 23 - Webinar: Autosomal DNA Testing Plans ~by Paul Woodbury (57 min)
- Paul Woodbury gives an overview on how create effective autosomal DNA testing plans based on specific research subject and objective.
- Jan 30 - Webinar: Learning to Read Old Handwriting ~by James Tanner (62 min)
- James Tanner gives a crash course on paleography, the study of handwriting.
COME & JOIN THE LEARNING!
If you have any requests for topics for webinars, please call Lisa at 780-352-7881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any requests for topics for classes, please call Patty at 780-387-6759 or email email@example.com
- 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 November 2018:
- 19th Century British Library Newspapers Digital Archive
- Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
- American Ancestors
- Ancestry - Institution Versions
- Findmypast - Institution Version
- Kinpoint - Premium
- MyHeritage - Library Edition
- Newspaper Archive
- Paper Trail
- Puzzilla - Premium Services
- Current list as of November 2018:
- All our computers access the free FamilySearch database which contains many millions of names linked into families.
Hardware and Equipment
- 6 computers (5 with free access to the premium subscription-based websites) (Please bring a USB stick so you can copy vital information for your personal use.)
- 1 printer / scanner / copier
- 1 microfilm reader
- 1 microfiche reader
- Patrons may also use their own laptops/devices on our Wi-Fi network for personal use.
Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
- Wetaskiwin Branch, AGS (Alberta Genealogical Society) - http://www.abgenealogy.ca/wetaskiwin-branch
- City of Wetaskiwin Archives - https://www.wetaskiwin.ca/Index.aspx?NID=107
- Alberta Emigration and Immigration
- Alberta Churches, Archives, and Societies (National Institute)
- Alberta Vital Records (National Institute)
- Alberta, Canada Genealogy
- Alberta Probate Records
- Alberta Societies
- Alberta Museums, Libraries, and Archives (National Institute)
- Alberta Funeral Homes