- Planning my own 2005 Alberta centennial project collecting the history of WH
Cushing (of Calgary) who was in the 1905 Alberta Cabinet. Saved a few items
of historical interest about other elected representatives. There are notes
at the end of some of the Calgary census transcriptions with interesting
details from Glenbow online picture captions or local history books.
Reaction to the 1906 census has been mixed. Sent copies of images to one
cousin and didn't get a reply until the follow up "not very clear." Other
people are thrilled to find familiar names in the census and learn how to
save a small image. My research is not considered complete until I've found
every member of the direct line households in every census and every source
document that is available for a reasonable cost.
Obits and biographies do not often tell much about the lives of women or
children -- what were they doing while the men were attending several
business meetings per week?
Some Calgary women had large families and boarders besides. Others had grown
daughters living at home, sisters or hired help. Found another former
teacher today. Daughters of prominent Calgary families were able to take
advanced education. Some chose teaching careers and world travel rather than
raising families of their own. -- Elizabeth
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judith Rempel"
> Don't hold your breath in Alberta. Just talked with a provincial
> archivist this a.m. -- between 1980 and now they were to have increased
> staff from 30 to 60; instead they've dropped to 18. Provincial
> budgetary support is so low, that they can only afford 1 static webpage.
- Hi everyone,
I need someone to answer some questions for a University researcher on
researching in Alberta Archives. Only a series of six question that the
researcher will either phone about or communicate by email
Alberta Family Histories Society
712-16th Ave NW.
Calgary, AB, Canada
AFHS Website: http://www.afhs.ab.ca
- Gordon, about researching in the Alberta Archives - I have the 13 page
handout that was in the syllabus from the recent AGS held in Edmonton. I
know the lady who gave the lecture (Norma Wolowyk) so direct the researcher
my way. I can photocopy the handout and send it on to him if it will be
Beverley A. Rees, genealogist
It isn't clear from Gordon's message whether it refers to the PAA
(Provincial Archives of Alberta) or the scores of other archives which
are scattered throughout the province.
As indicated by Beverley Rees, Norma Wolowyk and others at the Alberta
Genealogical Society are familiar with the materials at the NEW PAA and
gave a session at our recent AGS conference.
For the more general "researching in Alberta Archives" the researcher
may wish to contact the Archives Society of Alberta at:
Michael Gourlie was previously the Executive Director at ASA but I see
he is now listed as a "contractor".
Gordon Lane wrote:
> Hi everyone,http://www.afhs.ab.ca
> I need someone to answer some questions for a University researcher on
> researching in Alberta Archives. Only a series of six question that the
> researcher will either phone about or communicate by email
> Gordon Lane