Fonds PAA-0009 - Alberta Genealogical Society, Edmonton Branch fonds

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Alberta Genealogical Society, Edmonton Branch fonds

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PAA PAA-0009

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21 maps (0.02m of textual records)

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Administrative history

The Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS) was founded in 1973 as a non-profit organization to encourage and promote the study of family history in Alberta. The AGS aids genealogical research in the province through direct consultation with researchers, newsletters and occasional publications, providing information including listings of cemeteries in Alberta, and serving as a lobby group for genealogical interests on issues important to the community. Edmonton became a Branch of the AGS in March, 1974.

Membership with the AGS, Edmonton Branch includes access to branch library holdings (reference sources, periodicals, books, microfiche, microfilm and CDs) and the opportunity participate in Special Interest Groups, including those focused on topics such as Canada/US, Computers in Genealogy, DNA, England and Wales, French, German, Ireland, Postscripts (writing family history), Reunion for Mac Computers, Scandinavia, Scotland, and Ukraine.

The AGS, Edmonton Branch is governed by an executive consisting of a President, Vice President, Past President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Library Committee, and Membership Director. The branch also operates the following committees: Archivist/Historian, Genealogical Courses and Outreach, Genealogical Research, Program Chair, Publicity Chair, Branch Newsletter (Clandigger), Corresponding Secretary, Electronic Resources, and Webmaster. Branch general meetings are open to members and non-members.

The branch also presents programs of general interest to the beginner to the advanced genealogist.

Custodial history

The maps were originally housed in the AGS Library before their donation to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of 21 maps of various areas of Alberta, and from the Local Histories Mapping Project (1995).

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Claudine Nelson, on behalf of the AGS Library in Edmonton, donated the maps to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 2007.


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  • English

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Permission for use required. Subject to the copyright act.

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File list is available.

Associated materials

See also: the Alberta Genealogical Society Collection at the Athabasca Archives; the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society fonds at the South Peace Regional Archives; and, the Alberta Family Histories Society fonds at the Glenbow Archives.

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Further accruals are not expected.

General note

For related records, see also the Alberta Genealogical Society fonds (PR0008), the Alberta Genealogical Society, Calgary Branch fonds (PR0585), and the Alberta Family Histories Society fonds (PR1094) at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Information found in the administrative history is taken from the
description for the Alberta Genealogical Society fonds (PR0008) and [accessed February 19, 2020].

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Fonds includes the following accessions: PR2007.0282.

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