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* * * Metis Genealogy * * *

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The oldest genealogy records in Alberta are often the records of Metis families, who came west with the fur trade.
For example, the settlements at Lac Ste Anne and St. Albert were French-speaking Roman Catholic missions,
and the residents were mostly Metis, Cree, and Assiniboine (Stoney Sioux).
The Metis spoke mostly French, Cree and a mixed language called Michif.

Metis Scrip Archives - Federal records of Metis claims for land and cash settlements

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Musee Heritage Museum
5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert AB, T8N 3Z9
Phone: (780) 459-1528   Fax: (780) 459-1546
Hours: Mon - Sat. 10am to 5pm, Sun. 1pm to 5pm

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Metis Histories

Metis Nation of the Northwest

History of Alberta

Metis Specific Genealogy  Links

University of Alberta ArchivesGlenbow Library & Archives Metis genealogy, CPR land sales records, local history publications from communities in Alberta, city directories from Alberta, and more.

Provincial Archives of Alberta contact at or by phone at 780-427-1056. Located at 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton, Alberta, they have copies of the Canadian census, passenger lists, homestead records, photographs, family histories, and civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths.
They have a computer database of deaths and burials that can be very helpful.
They also have the Oblates religious records of Metis families "First Families of the West" and most of the local history books for Alberta.

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