Data Projects

Over a 40-year span, Alberta Family Histories Society has created numerous data collections – cemetery records, newspaper extractions, military nominal rolls and other data projects. Some of these databases are being uploaded to a new searchable website which will launch in early 2021. In the meantime, if you would like our team to do a search of our databases, please see our Research Assistance page.

Cemetery Records

Volunteers have recorded over 70 cemeteries, initially as transcriptions, then as digital images. Union Cemetery was updated in 2018, St. Mary’s Cemetery was updated in 2019, and Queen’s Park Cemetery has been updated as recently as 2020. The collection now numbers over 300,00 images and is being uploaded to a searchable website. We anticipate this new website will launch in early 2021. If you would like a volunteer to do a search, please see our Research Assistance page.

Cemetery Indexes in DVD Form at AFHS Library

  • Volume 1 – Nearly 70 Cemeteries in Southern Alberta (971.23 DILI Vol 1 REF) (2001)
  • Volume 2 – The Garden Road Cemeteries, Calgary, Alberta (971.23 DILI Vol 2 REF) (2003)
  • Volume 3 – Cochrane Cemeteries and More (971.23 DILI Vol 3 REF) (2004)
  • Volume 4 – Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary Sections A – F (971.23 DILI Vol 4) (2004)
  • Volume 5 – Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary Section P (971.23 DILI Vol 5) (2005)
  • Volume 6 – Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary Sections G-J (971.23 DILI Vol 6 REF) (2006)
  • Volume 7 – Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary, Sections K – L (971.23 DILI Vol 7 REF) (2006)
  • Volume 8 – Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary, Sections M – O (971.23 DILI Vol 8 REF) (2007)
  • Volume 9 – Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary, Section R – Roman Catholic (971.23 DILI Vol 9 REF) (2007)
  • Volume 10 – Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary, Sections S, T and X (971.23 DILI Vol 10 REF) (2007)
  • Volume 11 – Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary, Sections A – X (971.23 DILI Vol 11 REF) (2009)
  • Volume 12 – Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Sections A-F, F-N and P (971.23 DILI Vol 12 REF) (2010)
  • Volume 13 – Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Military and More (971.23 DILI Vol 13 REF) (2010)
  • Volume 14 – St. Mary’s Cemetery (971.23 DILI Vol 14 REF) (2012)
  • Volume 15 – Union Cemetery (971.23 DILI Vol 15 REF) (2013)
  • Arrowwood Cemetery (971.23 DILI ARRO REF) (2012)
  • Crossfield Cemetery (971.23 DILI CROS REF) (2012)
  • Springbank Cemetery (971.23 DILI SPRI REF) (2012)
  • Swalwell & Rawdonville Cemetery (971.23 DILI SWAL REF) (2012)

Cemetery Indexes in Booklet Form at AFHS Library

  • Airdrie Cemetery, Airdrie, Alberta N 1/2 3-27-29 W4 (971.23 AIRD CEME REF) (1999)
  • Banff & Mountainview Cemeteries (971.23 BANF CEM 1 REF) (1983)
  • Banff Cemetery SE 1/4 35-25-12 W5 & Mountainview Cemetery SW 1/4 7-26-11 W5 (971.23 BANF CEM 2 REF)
  • Bergen Cemetery, near Sundre, Alberta NW 1/4 2-32-5 W5 (971.23 SUND BERG REF) (1984)
  • Big Prairie Cemetery, Cremona, Alberta SE 1/4 18-31-4 W5 (971.23 CREM BIG P REF)
  • Blackie Cemetery, Blackie, Alberta SE 14-19-27 W4 (971.23 BLAC CEME REF) (1979)
  • Calgary, Alberta Crematorium Records, 1951-1979 (971.23 CALG CREM R REF)
  • Canmore Cemetery, Canmore, Alberta & Exshaw Cemetery, Exshaw, Alberta (971.23 CANM CEME REF) (1997)
  • Carstairs Cemetery, Carstairs, Alberta NW 17-30-01 W5 (971.23 CARS CEME REF) (1994)
  • Christ Church, Anglican Cemetery, Millarville, Alberta NW 1/4 4-21-2 W5 (971.23 MILL CHRI REF) (1993)
  • Christ the King Cemetery, Water Valley, Alberta (971.23 WATE CHRI REF) (2000)
  • Cochrane, Alberta Cemeteries: St. Andrew’s Cemetery & St. Mary’s Roman Catholic (971.23 COCH ST AN REF) (1998)
  • Cremona Cemetery, Cremona, Alberta (971.23 CREM CEME REF) (2000)
  • Crossfield Cemetery, Crossfield, Alberta NE 1/4 25-28-1 W5th (971.23 CROS CEME REF) (1987)
  • Dalemead Cemetery, Dalemead, Alberta (971.23 DALE CEME REF) (2000)
  • Didsbury Cemetery, Didsbury, Alberta SW 1/4 18-31-1 W5 (971.23 DIDS CEME REF) (1985)
  • Eagle Hill Cemetery, near Olds, Alberta (971.23 OLDS EAGL REF) (2000)
  • Eagle Valley Cemetery, near Sundre Alberta NE 1/4 32-33-4 W5 (971.23 SUND EAGL REF) (2000)
  • East Olds Baptist Cemetery, East of Olds, Alberta SE 1/4 1-33-28 W4 971.23 OLDS EAST REF) (2000)
  • Foothills Cemetery, Turner Valley & Black Diamond, Alberta SE 1/4 18-20-2 W5 (971.23 TURN FOOT REF) (1992)
  • Granum Cemetery, Granum, Alberta NW 1/4 5-11-26 W4 (971.23 GRAN CEME REF)
  • Hainstock Cemetery, near Olds, Alberta NE 1/4 34-32-2 W5 (971.23 OLDS HAIN REF)
  • Haneyville Cemetery, North & West of Coronation, Alberta NE 31-36-11 W4 (971.23 CORO HANE REF)
  • Harmattan Church of the Nazarene Cemetery near Sundre, Alberta (971.23 SUND HARM REF) (2000)
  • Highwood Cemetery, High River, Alberta NW 5-19-28 W4 (971.23 HIGH CEME REF) (1991)
  • Irricana Cemetery, Irricana, Alberta NE 1/4 8-27-27 W4 (971.23 IRRI CEME REF) (1982)
  • Lobley Cemetery, near Sundre, Alberta NW 1/4 14-34-6 W5 (971.23 SUND LOBL REF) (2000)
  • Mayton Mennonite Cemetery, near Olds, Alberta (971.23 OLDS MAYT REF)
  • Mount View Mennonite Cemetery, Aldersyde, Alberta NE 1/4 34-19-28 W4 (971.23 ALDE MOUN REF)
  • Namaka Mennonite Cemetery, Namaka, Alberta SE 1/4 30-22-24 W4 (971.23 NAMA CEME REF) (1984)
  • New Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery & Last Rest Mennonite Cemetery, near Carstairs, Alberta (971.23 CARS NEWB REF) (2000)
  • Okotoks Cemetery, Okotoks, Alberta (971.23 OKOT CEME REF)
  • Okotoks Union (Catholic) Cemetery, Okotoks, Alberta (971.23 OKOT UNIO REF)
  • Pine Creek Cemetery, Dewinton, Alberta NW 1/4 11-22-1 W5 (971.23 DEWI PINE REF) (1979)
  • Rosebud Cemetery, Rosebud, Alberta SW 1/4 18-27-21 W4 (971.23 ROSE CEME REF) (1991)
  • Springbank Cemeteries, Springbank District, Alberta SW 1/4 27-24-3 W5 (971.23 SPRI CEME 2 REF) (1986)
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Beiseker, Alberta SW 1/4 13-28-26 (971.23 BEIS ST MA REF)
  • Stavely, Alberta Cemeteries: I.O.O.F. Cemetery NW 1/4 8-14-27 W4 & St. Vincent’s Catholic Cemetery part SE ¼ 17-14-27 W4 (971.23 STAV IOOF REF) (1992)
  • Strathmore Cemetery, Strathmore, Alberta SW 1/4 15-24-25 W4 (971.23 STRA CEME REF) (1981)
  • Strathmore Cemetery & Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Strathmore, Alberta SW 15-24-25 W4 (971.23 STRA SACR REF) (1981)
  • Sundre & District Cemetery, Sundre, Alberta (971.23) SUND CEME REF) (1984)
  • West Brook Cemetery, Bottrel, Alberta, Canada SE 1/4 21-28-04 W5 (971.23 BOTT WEST REF) (1987)
  • West Zion Mennonite Cemetery, Carstairs, Alberta NW 1/4 23-30-2 W5 (971.23 CARS CEME 2 REF) (2000)
  • Westcott United Church Cemetery, near Didsbury, Alberta NE 1/4 34-31-3 W5 (971.23 DIDS WEST REF) (1984)
  • Westerdale Cemetery, near Olds, Alberta SE 1/4 10-23-3 W5 (971.23 OLDS WEST REF)
Newspaper Indexes

Many volunteers have worked on a project to extract birth, marriage and death announcements from newspapers for the years 1883 – 1919. All of these can be found at the AFHS Library.

  • Vital Statistics from The Calgary Herald, Mining & Ranche Advocate and General Advertiser and The Calgary Weekly Herald 1883-1888 (971.23 CALG 1883-88)
  • Birth, Marriage & Death Notices of The Alberta Tribune Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1897-1899 (971.23 CALG 1897)
  • Births, Marriages & Deaths from Calgary, Alberta Newspapers 1890-1899 (971.23 CALG 1890-99 REF)
  • Births, Marriages and Deaths 1883-1889 as found in the Calgary, Alberta newspapers (971.23 CALG 1883-89 REF)
  • Newspaper Announcements Albertan 1900 & 1901 Calgary Daily Herald 1900 Calgary Weekly Herald January/February 1900 (971.23 CALG 1900 REF)
  • 1901 July to December Calgary Herald Birth Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1901 REF)
  • 1902 March to June Calgary Herald Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1902 REF)
  • 1903 January to December Albertan Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1903 REF)
  • 1904 January to December Albertan Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1904 REF)
  • 1904 January to December Calgary Herald Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1904B REF)
  • 1905 January to December Calgary Herald Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1905 REF)
  • 1907 January to February Calgary Herald Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1907 REF)
  • 1908 April – June Calgary Herald Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1908 REF)
  • 1909 January to December Calgary Herald Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1909 REF)
  • 1910 January only Albertan Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1910 REF)
  • 1918 January to February Calgary Herald Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1918 REF)
  • 1915 January to December Calgary Herald Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1915 REF)
  • 1916 January to December Calgary Herald Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1916 REF)
  • 1918 January to February Calgary Herald Birth, Marriage & Death Index (971.23 CALG 1981 REF)
  • Obituaries Calgary Herald June 25, 1976 – February 19, 1977 (971.23 CALG 1976 REF)
  • Index to Obituaries from the Calgary Herald Calgary, Alberta, Canada (971.23 CALG 1989a REF)
  • Extracts from the Calgary Herald Calgary, Alberta, Canada Announcements September to November 1989 (971.23 CALG 1989 REF)
  • Births, Marriages, Deaths April to July 31, 1990 from Calgary Newspapers (971.23 CALG 1990a REF)
  • Calgary Herald Deaths 1992 (971.23 CALG 1992d REF)
  • Calgary Herald Births 1992 (971.23 CALG 1992b REF)
Nominal Rolls

Nominal Rolls of 50th Battalion, CEF, 1914-15

This publication contains a list of the military units that sailed overseas during the First World War. The list contains information about every unit member, including name, rank, regimental number, as well as details about their next of kin, country of birth and date and place of enlistment. These Canadian Expeditionary Force data were compiled by AFHS member Lt. Col. W. van der Schee and published by the AFHS in 1994. (AFHS Library call number 971.05 SCHE V1)

Nominal Rolls of 3rd, 12th and 12th Regiments, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, 1915-16

This publication contains a list of the military units that sailed overseas during the First World War. The list contains information about every unit member, including name, rank, regimental number, as well as details about their next of kin, country of birth and date and place of enlistment. These Canadian Expeditionary Force data were compiled by AFHS member Lt. Col. W. van der Schee and published by the AFHS in 1994. (AFHS Library call number 971.05 SCHE V2)

Obituary Index of Turner Valley Oilfields Residents, Past and Present

This index has over 2,500 individual records about former residents of Turner Valley, Alberta, including death and burial dates, cemetery in which the individuals were interred and other information. The data was compiled by AFHS member Florence Denning in 1998. (AFHS Library call number 971.23 TURN OBIT)

South Calgary High School 1915-21, 1928-29 and Calgary Normal School 1929-30 Class Lists

This index of names is made possible by the forethought of Annie Clipsham, who kept her books and memories of her school days. The lists cover South Calgary High School from 1915-1921 and 1928-1929 and Calgary Normal School from 1929-1930 and were compiled by Gisele Philbert Tremblay. (AFHS Library call number 971.23 CALG SCH1)

The MacDonald Family of Cochrane and Mount Royal Ranch

This is an introductory history of the A. W. MacDonald Family from the time they arrived in the Cochrane area, in 1881, until his death in 1927. The data was prepared by AFHS member Jan Rosender. (AFHS Library call number 929.2 ROSE 1993)

The Barr Colonists 1903

This listing contains names, ages and occupations of the approximately 1,500 originals colonists who accompanied Reverend Isaac Barr across the ocean in 1903. They were the first European settlers in what was later to become Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. AFHS member Noreen Chambers transcribed the list from the 1963 commemorative newspaper about Lloydminster. (AFHS Library call number 971.24 BARR COLO)

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