Countless hours of research have gone into the compilation of information on this site. As I move forward, I will compile lists of those resources I have used to gather information below:

Alberta Local History Books Online (From

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All information below will be updated following the transition.*

Vulcan County

M.D. of Taber

Special Areas  & Starland County

County of Newell

Cypress County

County of Forty Mile

County of Warner

Southeastern Alberta region

Homestead Resources

Important Works


One Room Schools


Online Census

Online newspapers (Free)


Rural Post Offices

Other Important Resources

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8 thoughts on “Resources”

  1. I have desperately trying to find when my Dad purchased his land in Balzac, all I have been able to find are caveats with his name in 1927.
    The legal of his land was NW 1/4 of 25 of 25 of 1 W5.
    What is confusing to me is that he received a letter in 1946 from Imperial Oil stating he held the mineral rights. But I cannot find proof of ownership.
    Can someone guide me to how of find this information. I have been to land titles & there is nothing there!

  2. Does anyone have information related to L J RANCH, Bow Island.
    I have an old Winchester rifle with that carved on the stock.
    Very interesting…the rifle was manufactured in 1912, the founding date of Bow Island !

  3. How do I obtain a copy of Wind, Willows and Prairie Wool, 1867-1967 A centennial project by the Farm Women’s Union of Alberta Naco local

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Chronicling the forgotten people and places of southern Alberta's Badlands region. 2014 Alberta Heritage Resources Foundation Heritage Awareness Award recipient.