Genealogy in Edmonton

Want a blast from the past? Get started tracing your family tree with vital records, census records and passenger and immigration records.

Trace Your Family Tree

EPL’s Tracing your Family Tree brochure can help you search for your family’s vital records, census records, and passenger and immigration records.


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Genealogy Reference Sources at EPL

A Guide to the Stanley A. Milner Library Collection. This invaluable guidebook to our genealogy collection is available for you to borrow.

Genealogy 101: How to Research Your Family Tree

Curious about your family tree? We can help you access vital records, passenger and immigration records to help you start researching.

Money Smarts: Intro to Financial Literacy

Sep 27th | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Learn how to budget, track spending, and save money by understanding and creating positive spending habits in this class from BGS Ventures.

EPL's North of 52 Collection

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Located at our Stanley A. Milner Library, EPL's North of 52 Collection is a collection of over 5,000 titles focused on the history and development of Edmonton and Alberta, north of the 52nd parallel.

Most of the materials in the North of 52 Collection are available to borrow and can be requested at your local branch. The Early Edmonton city directories and some items that may be too fragile, are not circulated and must be viewed in the Milner Library.

You will find a wide range of genealogical materials for researching family roots and local histories.

Our collection includes:

  • Family histories, the histories of northern Albertan ethnic groups, and the histories of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit groups whose traditional territories include northern Alberta
  • Business histories and histories of local organizations
  • Histories of northern Albertan schools, churches, and communities
  • Early Edmonton city directories
  • Works relating to immigration, settlement, pioneer life, politics, and government
  • Programs of performances and festivals

Online Resources

Genealogy - Online Resources

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