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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Fonds
No.: PR0008
TITLE: Alberta Genealogical Society fonds
CREATOR: Alberta Genealogical Society - Maurice Legres
DATE RANGE: 1885, 1959-2000, predominant 1973-2007
EXTENT: 7.32 m of textual records. -- 60 photographs. -- 49 microfiche.
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

The Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS) was founded in 1973 as a non-profit organization to encourage and promote the study of family history in Alberta. The AGS aids genealogical research in the province through direct consultation with researchers, newsletters and occasional publications, providing information including listings of cemeteries in Alberta, and serving as a lobby group for genealogical interests on issues important to the community.

The AGS is divided into 11 regional branches based in Brooks, Camrose, Drayton Valley, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Peace River, Red Deer, and Wetaskiwin. Each branch provides information to members on the resources available in the area concerning access and holdings of local repositories. Membership in the parent society is a requirement for membership in a branch. The president of each branch represents their branch at AGS meetings. Meetings are presided over by an elected executive council consisting of the President, Past President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Vice President Finance and Secretary.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The fonds consists of materials created or collected by the Alberta Genealogical Society and dating from 1885-2000. The fonds consists of these series: Administrative and Operational Records (1973-2007); President's Records (1975-2001); Publications (1973-1995); Occasional Papers and Seminars (1983-1994); Cemeteries Listings (1974-2004); Library Records (1979-2006); Scrapbooks and Clippings (1885-1990).
LANGUAGE NOTE: The material is in English.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See also: the Alberta Genealogical Society Collection at the Athabasca Archives; the Grande Prairie and District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society fonds at the South Peace Regional Archives; and, the Alberta Family Histories Society fonds at the Glenbow Archives.
RELATED RECORDS: See also the Alberta Genealogical Society, Calgary Branch fonds (PR0585), the Alberta Genealogical Society, Edmonton branch fonds (PR0009), and the Alberta Family Histories Society fonds (PR1094) at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
GENERAL NOTE: The administrative records of the AGS Calgary branch were included in the AGS fonds as the materials were given to the AGS upon disbandment of the Calgary branch in 1980. The records of the Calgary branch were subsequently donated to the Provincial Archives of Alberta by the AGS in 1987.
RELATED SERIES: PR0008.0001 (Administrative and Operational Records)
PR0008.0002 (President’s Records)
PR0008.0003 (Publications)
PR0008.0004 (Occasional Papers and Seminars)
PR0008.0005 (Cemeteries Listings)
PR0008.0006 (Library Records)
PR0008.0007 (Scrapbooks and Clippings)


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