Thursday, December 17, 2009

Alberta Family Histories

The Alberta Family Histories Society website shows an interesting collection of information for those of you with ancestors from that part of Canada.

It provides links to all sorts of transcribed data (births, deaths, cemetery inscriptions, etc). Of particular interest is the collection of newspaper announcements. Many of the papers from which indexes were made date back to the early 1900's, and in one case, South Edmonton News, from 1894 to 1899 is covered.

The site, like most, is a work in progress. This means that more data will be added over time. When and how much depends on the work of their volunteers. Just as we in the PGS strive to publish genealogy data for Pinellas County for the rest of the world to use, so too is the Alberta Society. This is a vital roll of all genealogy societies, and it is why most volunteers do not even have ancestors from the area in which they are transcribing information. If you are interested in getting involved in such a project, contact our Project Director at (Subject: Request Volunteer Information).

You will find the Alberta site at:

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