Wetaskiwin Alberta Family History Centre
|This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.|
There is no cost to visit the Wetaskiwin Family History Center or to use the computers, equipment or free premium websites. It is open to anyone with an interest in genealogical research. Whether you are just beginning or are
looking for a specific piece of information, please come by and let us help you with your family history!
(Please bring a USB stick if you want to copy vital information for your personal use.)
Our Center is Fragrance Free! No Food or Drink in the Center, Feel free to use the lunch room across the hall. Please be considerate!
- 1 Center Information
- 2 OPEN HOURS:
- 3 Calendar and Events
- 4 CLASS/WEBINAR SCHEDULE
- 5 CENTRE RESOURCES
Location & Map:
- 5410 36 Avenue
- Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 2R6
- (Link to map using Google )
- 1-780-352-3866 (during open hours)
- Outside of open hours, please call Patty at (780) 387-6759 (leave message)
- CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
- Wednesday: 6:15pm - 8:15pm
- Parking for the center for daytime hours is on the street at the front of the building - south side. Please use the center/main front door and knock loudly or ring buzzer or call 780-352-3866 during open hours. For evening hours, parking is also in the parking lot on the north side of the building.
- For appointments outside of our regular hours, please call Patty at (780) 387-6759 (leave message) or email email@example.com
2020 Holiday/Closure Schedule:
*** CLOSED Wed, Jan 15 - Due to SEVERE COLD ***
- June 25 to September 1 - Enjoy your summer break!
- December 17 to January 5 (2021) - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Calendar and Events
- We are happy to give you a tour anytime! We have a computer/research room and rooms for microfilm viewing, webinars, classes and children's activities.
Please be FRAGRANCE FREE! Staff and patrons have severe allergies.
Webinars (Movie Night at the FHC) run as required - available throughout our open hours.
Class times are as indicated:
- MARCH 2020:
- 4th at 6:45 pm CLASS: Family History Tech Series "The Snipping Tool" Instructor Dan DeWolf
- 11th Movie Night at the FHC "Beginning Your Search for Irish Ancestors" by The Family History Guide
- 18th Movie Night at the FHC "Secrets to Successful Irish Ancestry Research" by The Family History Guide CANCELLED
- 25th at 6:45 pm CLASS: What About the "Green" in my Family Tree? Ordinances Ready/ Duplicates Instructor Patty Caputo CANCELLED
COME & JOIN THE LEARNING!
If you have any requests for topics for webinars, please call Patty at 780-387-6759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any requests for topics for classes, please call Patty at 780-387-6759 or email email@example.com
- We have a number of microfilms that can be viewed if the person that ordered them is not using them.
Databases and Software
- Family History Center Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives FREE access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. (See Premium websites available in the Family History Center Services Portal ) e.g. Ancestry, Findmypast, MyHeritage, etc.
- Current list as of February 2019:
- 19th Century British Library Newspapers Digital Archive
- Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War: Research Database | Letters and diaries | Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera Social and Cultural History
- American Ancestors - Library Rights
- Ancestry - Institution Versions: U.S. | Australia | Canada | Germany | Sweden | United Kingdom
- Findmypast - Institution Version
- Kinpoint - Premium
- MyHeritage - Library Edition
- Newspaper Archive
- Paper Trail
- Puzzilla - Premium Services
- Current list as of February 2019:
- All our computers access the free FamilySearch database which contains many millions of names linked into families.
Hardware and Equipment
- 6 computers (5 with free access to the premium subscription-based websites) (Please bring a USB stick so you can copy vital information for your personal use.)
- 1 printer / scanner / copier
- 1 microfilm reader
- 1 microfiche reader
- Patrons may also use their own laptops/devices on our Wi-Fi network for personal use.
Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
- Wetaskiwin Branch, AGS (Alberta Genealogical Society) - http://www.abgenealogy.ca/wetaskiwin-branch
- City of Wetaskiwin Archives - https://www.wetaskiwin.ca/Index.aspx?NID=107
- Alberta Emigration and Immigration
- Alberta Churches, Archives, and Societies (National Institute)
- Alberta Vital Records (National Institute)
- Alberta, Canada Genealogy
- Alberta Probate Records
- Alberta Societies
- Alberta Museums, Libraries, and Archives (National Institute)
- Alberta Funeral Homes