This webspace contains the full-text birth and death announcements
that were extracted from the Calgary Herald daily newspaper and
post them online. Credit for the 1997 extraction work should go
to Janet Morgan, Alan Peers, and Sonia Putney.
Since the Calgary Herald only "went online" with this
information in May 1997, the birth and death announcements here
represent the ones published from May to December 1997. Be sure
to look for other sources of birth information beyond this site
and such newspaper accounts, since those published here are only
a small fraction of the births and deaths which occurred in Calgary
Other collections of Calgary Birth,
Marriage, and Death announcements are also online.
As in any transcription, there may be errors, so all data retrieved
from this site should be considered tentatively until confirmed
with personal viewing of the microfilm copies of the identified
newspaper or with other, primary documentation (e.g. first-hand
accounts or copies of records that registered these events with
church or government).
For further information regarding this and other extraction projects
being undertaken by the AFHS, please send an email to:
If you'd like additional information about a particular announcement,
please use our Query system.
In all cases, the date of the announcement appears in parentheses
following the announcement. For those who follow through and seek
a microfilm copy of the Calgary Herald, you may want to look at
a day or two before and after the posted date as sometimes the details
are slightly modified. Microfilm copies are available at the Calgary
Public Library as well as the University
of Calgary library.