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

Update – Good news from U of C:

Our Future, Our Past Medical Histories: Available here

Our Roots: Will be available here

Local and Alberta Histories: Will be available here

Early Alberta Newspapers: Coming soon

Stay tuned for more developments!

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

Friends of Forgotten Alberta

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14 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

  4. Since the Spring I have been looking to find early Alberta newspapers back on-line but the message is always that its “coming soon.” Do you have a better time-line for this?

  5. Hello,

    I too am looking for Wind, Willows and Prairie Wool as my family is talked about in the book. I clicked the link but it’s no longer valid. Could you help me please?

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Chronicling the forgotten people and places of the southern Alberta drybelt. 2014 Alberta Heritage Resources Foundation Heritage Awareness Award recipient.