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Family Tree Trackers
Family Tree Trackers is an informal and fun way to learn more about the fascinating field of genealogy. Each meeting starts with a 30 minute educational presentation and is followed by time for participants to share resources, stories and ideas.
Meeting information: Ongoing Weekly & Monthly Adult Programs | More info on their website:

Genealogist in the House

Researching your family history? Our volunteer genealogy experts will help you find ways to make your research easier.

Will resume in September
Sep 23 - Nov 25
Every Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please come to the first-floor Information Desk to sign in

Genealogy Pathfinders
Beginning a genealogical research project? Not sure where to begin? Try this brochure from Library & Archives Canada: Tracing Your Family Tree in Canada [Library & Archives Canada, pdf]

From Our Files: Obituaries - How To Find Them Finding obituaries in electronic newspaper archives can be tricky. Find out how from our Frequently Asked Questions.

Maps: What's in our map collection? We carry maps of local, provincial, national, & historical interest. Our maps are all in our catalogue. Use the subject "Map Collection" to find them.

Homework Pathfinders for Kids:
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Greece
Canadian Explorers
Greek & Roman Mythology
Homework Pathfinders for Teens:
Greek Mythology Renaissance
Academic Search Elite - find articles from academic sources on many subjects.
Ancestry Library Edition [IN LIBRARY ONLY] - search census records, military records, and more. This product is available in the library only; ask at the Information Desk for more information.
World Book Online - Atlas info, charts, animations, articles and related web links from the electronic version of World Book encyclopedia. Material suitable for all ages.
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EBooks to Borrow - check out and read anywhere!

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1969: The Year Everything Changed

The Goodness of Guinnesss

Stealing Secrets

More Freading eBooks to borrow - History

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Reference EBooks - read in your browser!

People and Biographies

Chambers Biographical Dictionary

Great Lives: A Century in Obituaries

Great Thinkers A-Z

World History

Andromeda Encyclopedic Dictionary of World History

Chambers Dictionary of World History

Concise Atlas of World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary History - 1945 to the Present

The Encyclopaedia of the Renaissance

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

Histories of Countries, Regions and Peoples

The Companion to British History

Dictionary of British History

Encyclopedia of North American Indians

The Reader's Companion to American History

Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History

The Ancient World

Who's Who in Ancient Egypt

Who's Who in The Roman World

Who's Who in Classical Mythology

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In the library

Family Tree Magazine

Internet Genealogy

Zinio magazines
Browse through or download current issues of these titles from Zinio:

Canada’s History

Kayak: Canada's History Magazine for Kids

Our Canada

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Additional magazines
Find articles from these magazines, and thousands more, in our databases:

American History


British Heritage

Canada's History

Canadian Journal of Archaeology

Canadian Journal of History

History Today

Military History

Natural History
SCL's databases contain thousands of magazines, journals and newspapers including the ones above. See our complete list of databases or the recommended databases above for more information.

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Canadian Encyclopedia - This free resource, provided by the Government of Canada, is an excellent starting point for research on Canadian history, geography, and culture.
Canadian Genealogy Centre - Library & Archives Canada - The starting place for genealogical research in the collections of Library & Archives Canada. Find passenger lists, historical census information, military records, and much more.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online - This free resource, provided by the Government of Canada, contains biographies of hundreds of people from Canadian history. Contains entries for people who died before 1930.

FamilySearch - one of the largest collections of genealogical and historical records in the world.

Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library - Digitized Material - A variety of Alberta-focused digital collections, including Alberta Atlases, Métis records, photo archives and more.
Our Future, Our Past - The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project (AHDP) is a place to access many Albertan historical materials in digital format.
Peel's Prairie Provinces - The University of Alberta's collection of digital historical information includes local postcards and photographs, early newspapers, and Henderson's Directories for many Alberta cities.
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