Genealogy in Edmonton
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Located at our Enterprise Square (Downtown) Branch, EPL's print Heritage Collection is a collection of almost 10,000 titles focused on the history and development of Edmonton and northern Alberta.
Most of the materials in the Heritage 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 at Enterprise Square.
You’ll find a wide range of genealogical materials for researching family roots and local histories.
Our collection includes:
- Family histories and the histories of northern Albertan ethnic groups
- Business histories and histories of local organizations
- Histories of northern Albertan schools, churches, and communities
- Early Edmonton city directories
- Guidebooks, vital and census records, passenger lists, and historical gazetteers
- Works relating to immigration, settlement, pioneer life, politics, and government
- Programs of performances and festivals