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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

Lac Ste Anne Pilgrimage (A visitor's account)

Metis Links Library at

Alberta Archives The Provincial Archives of Alberta; 12845-102 Avenue; Edmonton, Alberta; Canada T5N 0M6 has copies of the Canadian census, passenger lists, homestead records, photographs, family histories, and civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths. They also have the Oblates religious records "First Families of the West" and most of the local history books for Alberta.
Metis Specific Genealogy  Links

University of Alberta Archives

University of Calgary Archives

University of Calgary Library - Special Collections

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

Metis Links at

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