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Local Histories in Libraries

This alphabetical listing of local history books by community name and some of the Calgary-area repositories (below) where they may be located was compiled by Judie Riddell & Marlene Knott in 1999 in order that those conducting research into Alberta's history and family history, might have ready access to what kinds of information are available.

Our volunteers have consulted the repositories in question; we do not necessarily have a copy of the books listed, knowledge of exact postal addresses, or whether they are still in print.

In the case of the Calgary Public Library, University of Calgary, and Glenbow Museum Collections & Research, inter-library loan arrangements are available for those who are not in the Calgary area. See also Friesens for local histories that may still be in print. Another way to try and get your own copy of a local history is to research the postal address of the publisher/author. This can frequently be found by visiting the National Library of Canada website and searching for the title in question.

This Local Histories listing is also available as a paper publication.

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Repositories

  • AFHS - Alberta Family Histories Library
  • CPL - Calgary Public Library
  • G - Glenbow Museum, Archives & Library
  • MACKU/C - MacKimmie Library, University of Calgary
  • NPL - Nanton Public Library
  • BSSF - Bert Sheppard Stockmen's Foundation Library And Archives, (located in what was previously known as the Western Heritage Centre), Cochrane