Provincial Archives of Alberta at 50

Cowboy and a bay horse in front of a log cabin, 1880

For more than 50 years, people have turned to the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) for facts and research, including information about their family tree.

Located in Edmonton, Alta., the PAA’s vaults hold millions of documented historical facts, photos, films and other records about Alberta’s past, including records from government, individual people and organizations — including homestead records.

Join the PAA in celebrating its 50th anniversary and read some fascinating, fun and sometimes quirky history of Alberta and its residents. Visit the PAA in person, online or through Facebook and Twitter! For further information visit