Can you give me research
Yes! That’s what we’re here for. We’re happy to give pointers on where
to look. If you have questions about a specific area in Alberta please
direct your question to the regional host that covers that area.
you look something up for me in a local library or archives?
No... unless it’s stated on a GenWeb site that the host will do
lookups. Very few county hosts actually live in
the county they have the web page for. Many are just very experienced
in researching the area and are happy to pass along their gained
do lookups for me?
Check your local library or Family History Centre and see if they have
what you’re seeking or if you can request what you need through
If your local
facility doesn’t have what you need or the lookup you want is something
that isn’t found in a library, seek out lookup offers. Some GenWeb
sites offer a lookups page where persons who have access to specific
records or local resources can offer to fulfill your requests. If the
GenWeb site that covers your area of interest does not have a lookups
page utilize one of the lookup
websites available elsewhere.
Will you do my research for me?
Giving advice is one thing, doing the work for you is another matter.
We are not obligated to do research for anyone, and many of us feel
that by giving our free time to maintain the web site (and to put the
information online in the first place) we are doing our part.
Where can I find information on a
certain town, township or county of Alberta?
AlbertaGenWeb covers information on a provincial level only. For
information specific to a place in Alberta, you need to go to the
specific County GenWeb site. Those currently available are linked from
the main page. If you are
unsure of which County the place you're looking for belongs to, see Alberta Place Names
Have you heard of my surname? Can you
tell me where my ancestor came from?
Instead of asking the coordinator this, why not place a query where
everyone can see it?
Who owns Alberta GenWeb?
AlbertaGenWeb as a whole isn't owned by anyone. Each GenWeb page
however is maintained by whomever is hosting the page you're viewing.