Greetings. This will be my final report as your President. I think I wrote my first report using the analogy of a ship, so this is not to say that I've jumped ship, just that I'm now a different member of the crew. This past year has been very enlightening. I think everyone should give it a try! Many thanks to the Executive and Committee members who helped me soooooo much.
By the way, we are still in need of a Cemetery Coordinator. Please contact Tracey Kirouac or a member of the executive if you can help fill this position.
Our next major project is still the Silent Auction (currently underway), and the Auction Evening (or live auction) on March 26th. Please contact Barb Moreau if can help at all with these events. Don't forget the goal is to purchase a new microfilm reader/printer. Many thanks to all who were able to make it to the workbee in January.
Our February meeting made us 21 years old (just young pups :-) and those present enjoyed wedding memories, pictures, dolls, dresses, cakes, and much more.
Next month we look forward to Fran Moore's presentation about "Museums in the Peace". This meeting will be held in the Grande Prairie Museum since the Library is undergoing renovations.
And finally, I would like to welcome our new President, Margaret Kay; Vice President Debby Was; Secretary Marian Ledger; and Treasurer Dorothy McDonald. I know we're in good hands that will take us into the millennium.
Recently, while I was surfing the ënetí, I was in the <http://ancestry.com/> website and checking some of my surnames against their databases. When I typed in the SPALLIN surname, I got 2 hits on the PERSI* database. You will never guess what those two hits were! In the September 1997 issue of Heritage Seekers, I had submitted an article called "Spallin & Related Families Reunion" (pg. 4). Both of these hits on the PERSI database referred me back to that issue of Heritage Seekers. What is my point?
Think about it.
By submitting my article to Heritage Seekers, it was first read by the Grande Prairie and District Branch, Alberta Genealogical Societyís 60 members. It also reached 45-50 Canadian societies that we exchange newsletters with and their members.
Plus it is sent to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana that is one of the largest genealogy libraries in North America. When it reaches this library, the newsletter is indexed! That index is called PERSI* and it is available on the internet.
Next, our newsletter committee extracts four pages of Heritage Seekers to include in the next issue of Relatively Speaking. Relatively Speaking has a circulation of approximately 900 members and societies. It is also entered onto the Grande Prairie and District Branch, AGS website, after the next issue of Heritage Seekers is published. It is kept on that website for one year.
Therefore, your article is sitting on 1010 bookshelves plus all the computers in the world with an internet hookup. When I submitted an article about the SCHMAUS family, I was contacted by people who saw it in Relatively Speaking and by the many that saw it on the internet.
My point therefore is: "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!" Write an article about your family and submit it to Heritage Seekers. You wonít regret it.
* PERSI is the abbreviation for "Periodical Source Index" and it is the largest subject index to genealogical and historical periodical articles in the world. It covers genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French since 1800. The index is created by the foundation and department staff of the Historical Genealogy Department of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana (description from Allen County Public Library web-site).
Editorís Note: Articles on your research successes or roadblocks are very welcome. Contact your editor, Judy Bradley, at 539-4697 to let her know for which issue you can do an article. Deadline date for the next issue is June 1st.
As well, all members are encouraged to send in their ënamesí to the interests section of the Branch webpage on the internet. To date, only six members have done so (see article later in this issue). You donít need an email or internet account to get your interests out there. Contact Laura Turnbull at 532-7138 and she will set it up for you.
The Grande Prairie & District Branch is putting together a cookbook and needs family and ethnic recipes from members. Short anecdotes relating to the recipes will also be accepted. Please forward ideas to Catherine (or by mail to Box 1257, Grande Prairie AB T8V 4Z1). Deadline April 20, 1999.
Please try to submit a variety of recipes (i.e. we don't want a million desserts!). Some categories to use are appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, breads, etc.
Recipes can be handed in to Catherine Ledger at the general meetings or dropped off at the library (Isabel Campbell room, 2nd filing cabinet to the left as you enter, 3rd drawer down, Catherine's file) or sent in by mail to the Branch address. Consider naming the recipes, jotting down the country of origin, mentioning a memory or two, and listing your name as well.
Please think about how you would like to help put this together. Examples of where help will be needed: obtaining sponsors, typing, editing, proofreading, layout, cover, and distribution. All members who take part in this project may also contribute a 'thumb-nail' sketch to be included in the book (no longer than one page in length please).
The fundraiser evening "Swing Into Spring", organized by the Friends of the Grande Prairie Public Library, is almost here. Our group was called upon to help and our job was to contact local businesses to ask for donations of auction items or financial support. This activity took place in the form of a work bee at the January general meeting where members helped send letters to these businesses. Three helpful volunteers also completed some follow-up phoning: Bertha Melnyk, Judy Bradley and Nancy Timanson. Tickets for this event on March 26 are now available at $10.00 each from Barb Moreau at the GP Public Library. Hope to see you there! Funds raised will be used to purchase a NEW MICROFILM READER/PRINTER for the library.
Two volunteers have completed their year of recording obituaries from the Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune on microfilm. Thanks to Leita Askew and Gail Shau for their many hours of work. The rest of us who have adopted a year will soon follow suit.
Recipes and anecdotes for the cookbook have been trickling in and more are anticipated! The general meeting in April has become the new deadline for submissions and hopefully at that time we will get started on the next phase of this project. If you hand in any recipes or help with this project in any way, don't forget that you can hand in a thumb-nail sketch to tell about yourself, your research interests, how you got started in genealogy, etc. and this will be included in the book. Thank you for any recipes and information that has already come in. For those of you who haven't yet, feel free to join the group!
We have a few new faces on the executive! Al Meyer has stepped down from his post as President and I must thank him for a job very well done. In his place we have Margaret Kay who has jumped in without ever holding any other positions on this executive. Thanks for coming forth when we needed you Margaret! Debby Was has accepted the role of Vice President and Marian Ledger is now formally our Secretary after filling in for a few months. Thanks to Dorothy McDonald for remaining in her position as Treasurer. As well, Joan Bowman has decided to give her publication job away after many years of hard work and Judy Bradley is taking over for her. Thanks to everyone who accepted positions this February. I'm sure we will have a wonderful 1999-2000!
Thank you volunteers!
Births marriages and deaths as contained in the Grande Prairie "Herald" newspaper. Continued from the December, 1998 issue of "Heritage Seekers".
Nov 8, 1921 Issue:
- "At the Manse on Monday, Oct. 31, by Rev. Dr. Forbes, Thomas TYLEY of Clairmont married Emmeline SMITH of Clairmont Ö "
Nov 15, 1921 Issue:
- "Born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard MILLAR, on Thursday,
Nov. 10, a daughter."
- "Born to Mr. and Mrs. D.F. McINTOSH of Beaverlodge, AB. On Sept. 16th, a son."
- "Notice to Creditors: In the Estate of Charles J. STEWART, late of Grande Prairie, AB. And formerly of Calgary, AB. Ö Physician, deceased Ö who died 23 day of June 1921 Ö "
Nov 21, 1921 Issue:
- "Born to Mr. and Mrs. George CASSON, Nov. 16th,
- William SILVESTER, aged 57 years, died at the local hospital on Nov. 12th. Mr. Silvester came to Grande Prairie from Hugue, Saskatchewan, in 1915 Ö homesteaded in Kleskun Hill (near Grande Prairie) Ö nephew Mr. GODFREW Ö Buried in Flying Shot Cemetery."
- "Death of Margaret Mary HUDEN, wife of Daniel Huden on Nov. 8 at her home in Kleskun Hill Ö nee: Margaret JOHNSON Ö came to this country in 1915 Ö taught school at Spring Creek, Pine Creek, Kleskun Hill, and High Prairie, AB Ö At High Prairie, she married Daniel Huden on 22 July 1919. Mr. Huden came to this country in 1905 Ö Mrs. Huden leaves her husband and two small children Ö Buried Nov. 10 in the cemetery four miles east of Sexsmith."
- "At Grande Prairie on Nov. 12, 1921, Raymond NADEAU of Grande Prairie married Vera SHUTTUCK of Beaverlodge. Rev. Forbes officiated."
- "Accidental death of C.B. WILSON (his own gun discharged while hunting) Ö Grande Prairieís largest funeral Ö held in the Grand Theater Ö Burial at Flying Shot Cemetery Ö Leaves a widow and two sons: Glen and Delbert."
Nov 29, 1921 Issue:
No births, marriages or deaths found.
Dec 6, 1921 Issue:
- "Born to Mr. and Mrs. E.T. HACKING on
Nov. 28th, a daughter."
- "In the Estate of George F. CAREL, late of Rio Grand, AB., Farmer, Deceased Ö 6 Aug 1921 Ö "
Dec 13, 1921 Issue:
No births, marriages or deaths found.
Dec 20, 1921 Issue:
- "Born to Mr. and Mrs. FLOOD, Dec. 7th,
- "In the Estate of Charles Bradford WILSON, late of Grande Prairie, AB., Mechanic, Deceased Ö 13 Nov 1921."
Dec 27, 1921 Issue:
- "In the Estate of Harry Morton BARR, of Sexsmith, AB., Contractor and Farmer, died 31st day of Oct. 1921 Ö "
Have you ever wondered what is on our website but did not have the means to access it? The information on our main page is shown below. It is interesting to review occasionally all the different activities in which your branch is involved.
Website located at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~abgpags/
Grande Prairie & District Branch
Alberta Genealogical Society
Box 1257 Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 2Z1
The Grande Prairie Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society was formed in February 1978.
We have a number of activities and services that are of benefit to our members and also to the community as a whole. Some of the Grande Prairie & District Branch activities include:
President - Margaret Kay
Vice President - Debby Was
Secretary - Marian Ledger
Treasurer - Dorothy McDonald
Past President - Allen Meyer
Armstrong 1912 Bruce co. Ont.>Hythe, AB (Patricia Greber)
Bauer c1850 now Crimea,RUS>AB,CAN (Laura Turnbull)
Bennett c1790 c1870 LEI,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Bloss 1587 1889 ENG>MA>CT>NH>NY,USA> QC,CAN (Debby Was)
Braun 1880 1970 Essen,DEU (Al Meyer)
Bush 1857 1955 LND,ENG>ON,CAN (Debby Was)
Cartwright c1760 c1930 LEI>NTT,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Chamberlin 1793 now MA,USA>QC,CAN (Debby Was)
Clements 1909 now Edinburgh,SCT (Debby Was)
Conant 1480 1850 ENG>MA>CT>NH>NY,USA (Debby Was)
Cunningham 1780 1900 Torryburn,FIF,SCT> Edinburgh,SCT>KEN,ENG>SCT (Debby Was)
Dever 1826 now Donegal NIR>Quebec and Ontario, Can (Patricia
Dewald c1800 now Crimea,RUS>AB,CAN (Laura Turnbull)
Drummond 1773 now Torryburn,FIF,SCT> Edinburgh,SCT (Debby Was)
Dudar 1886 now Kulczyki,Trembola,GAI,AUT> NY,USA>MB,CAN (Barb Moreau)
Elliot c1750 c1870 CMA,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Flasza 1868 now Olchowczyk-Trybuchowce, GAI,AUT>MB,CAN
Forryan c1770 now LEI>NTT>YKS,ENG>AB,CAN (Laura Turnbull)
Goodwin c1770 c1860 LEI,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Graham c1800 c1850 CMA,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Greber 1880's now Russia>SK>AB (Patricia Greber)
Gutknecht c1800 c1900 Bessarabia,RUS (Laura Turnbull)
Hajduk 1871 now Ponykla,GAI,AUT>MB,CAN (Barb Moreau)
Hannemann c1800 now Tuschutschin,PRU,DEU> Bessarabia,RUS (Laura Turnbull)
Harrop 1837 now England>Ontario>SK (Patricia Greber)
Hastie 1814 1863 Torryburn,FIF,SCT (Debby Was)
Jeffery 1820 1917 Quebec City (Patricia Greber)
Jones c1800 now Pwllheli,WLS>YKS>NTT,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Jordan 1850 now Quebec City (Patricia Greber)
Kane 1850 1878 IL,USA (Debby Was)
Krause c1800 now PRU,DEU>Bessarabia,RUS> AB,CAN (Laura Turnbull)
Krulicki 1861 now Kozlow,GAI,AUT>MB,CAN (Barb Moreau)
Kube c1800 c1850 Polen>Bessarabia,RUS (Laura Turnbull)
Larocque 1830 1891 FRA>QC>Cumberland/ RussellCo,ON,CAN
Lasalle 1879 ---- FRA>QC>ON?,CAN (Barb Moreau)
Lefebvre 1879 1891 FRA>QC>Lefaivre,ON,CAN (Barb Moreau)
Lehmann c1780 c1850 PRU,DEU>Bessarabia,RUS (Laura Turnbull)
Lemke 1892 1955 Margeufke,POL>SK,CAN (Al Meyer)
Marcil 1642 now Stomer,Normandy,FRA> SaintConstant,QC>AB,CAN
Marglocka 1865 1950 GAI,AUT>MB,CAN (Barb Moreau)
Matechuk 1874 ---- GAI,AUT>MB,CAN (Barb Moreau)
Mattheis c1760 now Markgroningen,DEU> Odessa>Bessarabia,RUS (Laura Turnbull)
McMahon 1823 1912 Co. Clare, Ireland>Grey Co. Ontario (Patricia Greber)
Melody 1860 1920 Ballinsloe, New Inn, Galway, Ireland (Patricia Greber)
Meyer 1880 now Essen,DEU (Al Meyer)
Moffit c1750 c1850 CMA,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Moreau 1824 1901 FRA>QC>Cumberland/ RussellCo,ON,CAN (Barb Moreau)
Morehouse 1830 now ON>QC,CAN (Debby Was)
Mounsey c1700 now CMA,ENG>CA,USA,AUS (Laura Turnbull)
Mounsey c1850 c1880 CMA,ENG>Rockhampton, QLD,AUS (Laura Turnbull)
Murschel c1850 now Crimea,RUS>AB,CAN (Laura Turnbull)
Norton 1818 1958 England> Quebec City (Patricia Greber)
Paquette 1830 1891 FRA>QC>Cumberland/ RussellCo,ON,CAN
Passey 1807 1926 WAR,ENG (Debby Was)
Pearson c1740 c1830 CMA,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Peat c1815 c1905 YKS,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Pfau 1880 now Kochanov,POL>AB,CAN (Al Meyer)
Pivert 1750 now Ballots,EureeEtLoir>Illee EtVilaine>Paris,FRA (Paulette Hrychiw)
Pivert 1750 now FRA>BigValley>Grande Prairie,AB,CAN (Paulette Hrychiw)
Plater 1830 now Haddenham,BKM,ENG> Tamworth,STS,ENG>ON,CAN (Debby Was)
Pouteau 1850 1900 Auneau,FRA (Paulette Hrychiw)
Quast c1799 now PRU,DEU>Bessarabia,RUS (Laura Turnbull)
Rapp c1850 c1900 CHE>Crimea,RUS (Laura Turnbull)
Richardson c1730 c1840 LEI,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Rocquebrun 1830 1891 FRA>QC>Cumberland/ RusselCo,ON,CAN (Barb Moreau)
Rode 1841 now Rovno,Volhynia,POL>ND>SK,CAN (Al Meyer)
Rose 1859-1891 Chateaugay, QC>USA>Lefaivre, ON,CAN (Barb Moreau)
Scheers 1756 now BAY,DEU>OH>IL>AB,CAN (Debby Was)
Schmaus 1813 now BAY,DEU>WI>IA>MN> SD>AB,CAN (Debby Was)
Shemelds c1820 c1900 YKS,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Slobodian 1849 1950 GAI,AUT>MB,CAN (Barb Moreau)
Snaith c1800 c1880 LEI,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Spallin 1805 now Ballymoney,IRL>QC>MN> AB,CAN (Debby Was)
Spasjinski 1848 1929 Rovno,Volhynia,POL>ND>SK,CAN (Al Meyer)
Stewart 1804 NOW Scotland> Wentworth co.>Grey co. Ontario>MN>SK,CAN (Patricia Greber)
Tinniswood c1780 c1930 CMA,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Tupper 1818 Quebec City (Patricia Greber)
Turnbull c1740 now CMA,ENG>AB,CAN (Laura Turnbull)
Vogel c1800 c1850 Reutlingen,DEU>Bessarabia,RUS (Laura Turnbull)
Was 1921 now POL>LIN,ENG>Edinburgh,SCT> BC>AB,CAN
Westgarth c1750 c1800 CMA,ENG (Laura Turnbull)
Williams 1856 now KEN,ENG>LND,ENG>ON,CAN (Debby Was)
Winfield 1813 1914 WAR,ENG (Debby Was)
If you wish to include your interests, please contact me.
AASTVEIT, Thomas "Tom"
ABREY, Patricia Ann (FREEMAN)
ALBERT, Jacques Real
ANDERSON, Anna Viola
ANDERSON, Kevin Dale
AUBIN, Elie Joseph
BADIUK, Demitriy "Matt"
BANGEN, Orlo Murray
BARABASH, Doreen Emily (LOWRY)
BAUMEL, Maria "Mary" ( )
BAYLY, Audrey Mae ( )
BEAN, Ryan Jeffery Vincent
BERG, Mary Pearl (SHARKO)
BERG, Tilla Jonette ( )
BERG, Vesta Colleen (FRENCH)
BETTENSON, Janet Marie (MEASHAW)
BLACK, Alfred James "Jim"
BLISS, John Wilfred "Jack"
BLOMLI, Olea (ALSTAD)
BOBOROSKY, George Randall "Randy"
BRATLAND, Ingrid Marie (LOBERG)
BREITKREUTZ, Emelia Maria (SCHELLENBERGER)
BROUGH, Eva (RUSSELL)
BROWN, Murray Leonar
BROWN, Patrick "Paddy"
BROWN, Robert D "Bob"
BUCK, Doris May ( )
BUHRKE, Charlotte (BERNOTEIT)
BURKE, Anne K (DESCOUTEAUX)
BURROWS, Alexander "Alec"
BUSH, Sandra Joanne "Sandy" ( )
CADIEUX, Melissa Celine
CAGE, Mary (SMITH)
CAHOON, George Arthur
CALLIOU, Arthur "Archie"
CAMERON, Annie (LAVERICK)
CAMPBELL, Dennie Richard
CAMPBELL, Isabel Myrtle
CAMPBELL, Tessa Dean
CARDINAL, Gerald "Scrub"
CARNELL, Nigel Malcolm
CASSIDY, Grace Beatrice "Trix"
CHALMERS, Harley Gordon
CHANG, Linda (PATTERSON)
CHANGLER, Irene ( )
CHAPMAN, Ruth Irene (BAUGHN)
CHARNEY, Joseph "Jack"
CHRISTENSEN, Sylvia [ROTENBURGER]
COMEAU, Joseph R "Joe"
COOK, Josephine ( )
COOKE, Donald Reuben
COOKE, Marian Theresa Ann (LESSOWAY)
COOPER, Conan Jered (SLOAN)
COTE, Felix Edmond
COTE, Lillian Violet (PONTAROLO)
COUCH, Alan Robertson
CURRIE, Jessie Mitchell (MACPHAIL)
DACENKO, Alexandria ( )
DAVIDSON, Elsie Jean (BURTON)
DAVIS, Mary Olive "Mo" (HUGHSON)
DAVISON, Harold James
DAWSON, Robert "bob"
DESROSIER, Joseph Victor "Joe"
DODWELL, Harry "Henry"
DOLEMO, Blanche Esther (PARKER)
DONISON, Edward Wesley
DUKE, Clifford Colville
DULK, Audrey (VADER)
DUMAS, Laurence (ROY)
DUNLOP, Robert James
EBY, Ethel "May" ( )
EBY, Stanley Milton
EDGSON, Jean ( )
EDLUND, Janet (WHYTE)
EGOLF, Ruby Florence (NICKEL)
EIDE, Arnold Jackson
ELDER, Dolores ( )
ELLIOTT, Jessie Muriel (WISHART)
ELVESTAD, Caroline (HORNLAND)
ENDRESEN, Doris Ann (SLEVINSKI)
ENG, Myrtle Lillian (LOFSTROM)
ERICKSON, Herbert Nils
ERKER, Norma Gail Frances (BLIMKIE)
EVANS, Wilbur James "Bill"
EVERTON, Retta (DAUET)
FALK, Elaine Mae (FLEISCHMAN)
FEDCHUK, Bennie Edward
FEE, William Clifford
FERGUSON, Girthy [McKENZIE]
FIGEL, Mary M ( )
FORD, Shirley Joan (McARTHUR)
FORGIE, John Douglas
FORSETH, Esther ( )
FORSEY, Shirley "Ma" (CHOWACE)
FOSTER, Francis Pauline ( )
FOWLER, Lilly (LUNDE)
FRAME, James E "Jim"
FRANKS, Max Hollis
FREEMAN, Patrick "Pat"
FRIEDEL, William Edward "Bill"
FUNK, Albert Henry
FURGESON, Fred Frank
GALAVAN, Reginald Arthur "Reg"
GAMMON, Edwin "Ted"
GANZEVELD, Sarah (HANSON)
GASCON, Peter Edward
GILLESPIE, Murry Leonard
GIVEN, Robert Allingham
GLEASON, Mary Ratchael (McKAY)
GLENN, Lillian Margaret (DAVIDSON)
GODARD, Lorraine (VANDAL)
GORMAN, Helena (SCHMIDT)
GRANT, Leslie Allan
GRIMM, Erma Zorda
GROGER, Edgar Herman Adolf
GROVES, Donald Burton
GROVES, Robert Gordon
GWIN, Florence May (FERGUSON)
HACHEY, Paul Harold Peter
HALLDORSON, Anna Elizabeth "Betty" (MOUNCE)
HAMILTON, Florence "Vivian" (WAITE)
HARDER, Walter Seay
HARVIE, Robert Donald
HATTON, Muriel ( )
HAUGER, Bertha (LOWE)
HAWKES, Marina ( )
HAWTHORNE, Harriet (GOULD)
HAYES, Mary (DERKATZ)
HEIKEN, Richard John
HEIN, Emmaline "Emily" (THOMSEN)
HENNIG, Siegfried Herman
HOF, Catherine "Kathy" (PALSER)
HOGG, Sarah Anne ( )
HOLROYD, Helen (SKINNER)
HOOVER, Mary Helena (SWEEP)
HORSEMAN, Jane Rose (HAMBLER)
HOSFORD, Arthur Denis
HOUSEWORTH, Royal Adolph "Roy"
HOWARD, James Kendall
HUGHES, Clara Leana
HUMPHREY, Catherine Elizabeth "Cay" ( )
HUMPHRIES, Joy ( )
HUSSEY, Stephen Cecil
INGLEDEW, Sarah Alice "Sadie" (METCALF)
JANTZ, Johnny "John"
JENNER, Albert Matthew
JEWITT, Lloyd George
JOHNSON, John Edwin
JOHNSON, Violet (COTA)
JONES, John Kenneth "Jack"
JONES, Leona Ferne (BRADFORD)
JONES, Margaret (MOORE)
KAPALKA, Henry Allan
KAPALKA, Mary (HANNAS)
KARPISEK, Alberta Beatrice (FERGUSON)
KAZAKOFF, Natalie (KOSTYNYK)
KEKLOWITSCH-MONETTE, Gaylene (ARMSTRONG)
KENT, George Henry Langford
KEOWN, Winnifred Ivy Doris (CHAMBERS)
KLINGSELL, Robert "Bud"
KNUTSEN, John Allan
KOHALYK, Daniel Troy
KONSHAK, Norma Wanda (GLAZEBROOK)
KOSIK, Walter Peter
KOSOWAN, Patricia Kay ( )
KOZSAN, Grace Lilian (PURVES) [GINGLES]
KRAMER, Beverly Lynn (OLSEN)
KRANTZ, Rolland Elmer
KUNYK, Zane Michael
KUZ, Grant William
LAGASSE, Rosemarie Marguerite ( )
LATOS, Phillip John
LAZORUK, Angie (SCIOG)
LELLIG-FARAH, Jacqueline (LELLIG) [WHITE]
LESSARD, Jeanette (HICKEY)
LILAND, Lillian (FORSETH)
LIND, Linda Gail (MILLER) [WALES]
LIN-SHIN, Master Moy
LITTLETON, Laura E (COBB)
LITTLETON, Thora Isabelle (TWETEN)
LIU, Tsu Peng "Steve"
LIVELTON, Doreen Mary (BROWN)
LOBERG, Paul Gerhard
LOEWEN, Arthur "Art"
LOFSTROM, Ernest "Alphons"
LOWE, William C "Bill"
LOWRY, Erin Coleen
LOZERON, Alice (SUTHERLAND)
LUI, Janet Lee (GORRIE)
MACLEOD, Jamie Elaine
MAHAFFEY, Joseph Leroy
MALAINEY, Dora (HUYTER)
MALARKEY, Gina Lorraine (MAH)
MAREK, Elizabeth "Betty"
MARTIN, Alexander Falconer
MARTIN, H Milton "Chief"
MATHESON, John Graham
MATHISEN, Mike Terji
McFADZEN, Jean Alberta (CLARKSON)
McGUIRE, Colin Ronald "Butch"
McINTOSH, Edmund Neil
McLAUGHLIN, Janet Kennedy (KERR)
McLELLAND, Sherri (KLABOE)
McMAHON, Catherine Harriet Martha "Kay" (MONKMAN)
McMILLAN, Alexander Neil "Sandy"
McPHERSON, Carol Lillian (WEIR)
MELENCHUK, Sophia (DOLHAN)
MENARD, Marie Emila ( )
MEYERS, Alma Frances ( )
MIDDLESTEAD, Vi (GAUDRY) [ILES]
MILLER, Eula Pauline (MATLOCK)
MOCHAN, David John Michael
MONKMAN, Josephine "Joey" ( )
MOORE, John Stanley
MORGAN, Hazel (COOK)
MORLEY, Elsie Isabel ( )
MORRISON, Chester Alexander
MORRISON, Katherine June (SEDORE)
MULLIGAN, Dorothy Alice (REMPEL)
MURPHY, Evelyn Grace ( )
MURPHY, Phyllis Jean (PACKNOSKI)
MURRAY, William "Bill"
MYRHA, Magnhild "Mor" ( )
NADEAU, Marie Evelyn (JOHNSON)
NAPIO, Marshall Joseph "Nelson"
NEWALL, Gwen (HENDERSON)
NICKEL, Marie Louise ( )
NORTON, Kenneth George
NOWOCZIN, Ann ( )
NOWOCZIN, Reinhold Arthur
OíCONNELL, Cornelius "Neil"
OLINGER, May ( )
OLSEN, Bertha Mae (TRIEBWASSER)
OLSENBERG, Marjorie Eleanor (THORESON)
OLSON, Ida Olena (LETNES)
PAISH, William Joseph "Bill"
PANKOW, William "Bill"
PARK, Malcolm "Mac"
PARKER, Jean Guy
PARKER, Zane Irvin
PARKKILA, Pekka Johannes
PARRY, Raberta Elizabeth [STOKER]
PASLEY-DIROM, John "Jack"
PATTERSON, Neil Witherly
PEEBLES, Emma Bertine (MYRLAND)
PELLERIN, Elsa (KOPP)
PERKES, Sidney John
PERRY, Edith Elizabeth ( )
PERRY, Eunice Edity (COOKE)
PICKERING, Raymond "Ray"
PILIP, John A
POTREBENKO, Arthur "Archie"
PURVIS, Donald Alexander
RAY, Isabel E "Honey" (MARTINSON)
RAY, James E "Bob"
REYNOLDS, J Fred
RICARD, Zannie Lilly (SHARKO)
RIES, Hedy Marie "Hedwig" (KOSLOWSKI)
RINGLE, Phyllis ( )
RITCHIE, Ruth Mary (BOE)
ROBERT, Germaine (BOUCHER)
ROBINSON, Brad Arthur Mark
ROSS, Vera M (BRIDGEMAN)
ROTH, Bertha Augustine ( ) [BRIESE]
ROWE, Ida Janetta Myrtle
RULE, Mary Ellen ( )
SALLIS, Elizabeth Edith "Betty" (YOUB)
SANDERSON, Ruby ( )
SCHAMEHORN, Ronald E "Ron"
SCHLUTER, Deeanna June "Dee" (WHITE)
SCHULTZ, Edward Robert
SCHULTZ, Leslie Fred
SCOTT, Andrew McNish "Ted"
SCOTT, Kenneth Irving
SCOTT, Sheldon Garfield
SEMENIUK, William "Bill"
SHARKO, Tracy Lynn [GRAY]
SHAW, Robert Carl "Bob"
SHEA, Cheryl Esther (BRUSH) [GAMMEL]
SILVANIUK, Deane L
SKIBICKI, Marian "Mike"
SMITH, Carolyn Ann (BROWN)
SMITH, Clarence Fitzgerald
SMITH, Kathleen Ann Elizabeth "Lena" (FOSTER)
SMITH, Raymond Lewis
SMITH, Selma (OCKERT) [KYLE]
SMOKE, Phyllis Irene (BRUSH)
SPRY, Peter Joseph
STARKEY, Doris Elizabeth (SPENCER)
STEEVES, Clarence Ernest
STERKENBURG, Ronald John
STERLING, Mary Elaine (MACAULEY)
STERLING, Mary Louise (CALDWELL)
STEVENS, Jack Norman
STILES, Madeline Alice (THOMPSON)
STONER, Theodore Joseph
SUMMERS, Marjorie M ( )
SWALLOW, Pauline Victoria (McKINNEY)
SWANSON, Carl Emil
SWANSTON, Winifred (WADDELL)
THERRIEN, Jacqueline Therese (VIENS)
THIBEAULT, Rita (CHAMBERLAND)
THIESSON, Peter John
THOMPSON, Dale Bennett
THOMPSON, Shane Troy
THOMSON, Donald Warren
THORNTON, Hugh James
THURSTON, Robert Edward
TISSINGTON, Stella Janet (TALBOT)
TOERPER, Erika K (BONN)
TOEWS, Helen (REIMER)
TOEWS, Marie (KIEBNOFSKI)
TOEWS, Peter Cornelius
TRUDEL, Eddie Joseph
URNESS, Willard Arnold
VERCAMMEN, Stephen John "Steve"
WAGEMAN, Clara Mable (MARTIN)
WAGNER, Michael Ian
WALDRON, Shawn Aaron
WALES, Alfred Ross
WANYANDIE, Emily ( ) [MOBERLY]
WARNER, Minnie Belle (AMOS) [LYON]
WATLAND, Arthur Stanley
WATT, Russell Ernest
WHITE, Deeanna June (SCHLUTER)
WIEBE, Marie Rose (ROBERTSON)
WIEGEL, Barry Hjalmer
WILLSEY, William Daniel
WILSON, Joey Roger
WILSON, Melvin Francis
WINTERBURN, Norman J
WOLOSZYN, Kasimier "Kas"
WRIGHT, Mary Elizabeth (ROSE) [FLATEN]
WRIGHT, Roy Willis
YOUNG, Eva Mary (MARTIN)
ZUZAK, Maurice R "Moe"
The obituary index consists of index cards, on which the actual obituary from "The Daily Herald-Tribune" in Grande Prairie has been pasted. As well, funeral cards, thank you notices, memorials and notices to creditors & claimants have been included where applicable. If there were other news articles containing information of the deceased, these have also been collected.
This obituary file covers the period from 1978 to the present. Issues of "Heritage Seekers" which contain surname lists of these obituaries are:
Vol. 11, Nos. 1,2,3,4 Mar-Dec 1988 1978-1987
Vol 13, No. 2, Jun 1990 1988
Vol 13, No. 3, Sep 1990 1989
Vol 14, No. 1, Mar 1991 1990
Vol 15, No. 1, Mar 1992 1991
Vol 16, No. 1, Mar 1993 1992
Vol 17, No. 1, Mar 1994 1993
Vol 18, No. 1, Mar 1995 1994
Vol 19, No. 1, Mar 1996 1995
Vol 20, No. 2, Jun 1997 1996
Vol 21, No. 2, Jun 1998 1997
Vol 22, No. 1, Mar 1999 1998
Our Research Committee will search any surname for a SASE. If copies are requested, you will be notified of the number of entries available and copying costs (approximately $1.00/copy).
The Grande Prairie Public Library in cooperation with "Friends of the Library" and the "Grande Prairie & District Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society" are currently trying to raise funds to purchase a new microform reader/printer.
The purchase price is approximately $10,000.00.
If you or your group is interested in making a tax-deductible contribution towards this purchase, please contact Rick Leech or Barb Moreau at the Grande Prairie Public Library 403-532-3580
The old Grande Prairie newspapers are located on microfilm in the Grande Prairie Public Library. The newspapers and films begin in 1913.
Since June 1983, Joan Bowmanís ongoing contribution to "Heritage Seekers" has been to provide extracts of the births, marriages and deaths as found in these old newspapers
These extracts are now available
in a published and indexed book that contains the extracts from:
a) Grande Prairie "Frontier Signal",
published September 1914 to August 1916, and
b) Grande Prairie "Herald" published March 1913 to December 1920.
Write to the Branch for an order form. Cost is $12.00 plus $1.75 for postage & handling. We look forward to sending this excellent work to as many as possible.
Due to the Grande Prairie Public Library closure, "Genies In the Library" and our "Beginning Genealogy" course were cancelled for March 1999. However, the course in Beaverlodge is going ahead on Saturday, March 20 at the Beaverlodge Public Library. Call the library for more information at 354-2201.
Our collection also had to be removed from the library while it was closed. At the moment that I am writing this article, our collection is sitting in my living room, office and hallway. Hopefully we can return it to the library sometime between March 16-20. Thank you to Paulette Hrychiw, Catherine Ledger, Marian Ledger and Geoff Was for their help in moving the books.
(Note: Part of the collection is now back on the
shelves as of March 13th and the newsletters will return
on March 21st.)
While I have the collection at home, I have been working on a catalogue. I am also weeding the newsletters printed prior to 1990. This is being done to make more room on our shelves. The older newsletters will be moved into the top two drawers of the letter size filing cabinet.
The "Genies" will be back in the library starting Wed. March 16, but will be on holidays for Easter week (April 2-11) and the AGS conference (April 16).
We are still waiting (impatiently) for the Ontario reels of the 1881 census to arrive. Hopefully, they should be here soon.
The AGS library has agreed to loan us the following sets of books for awhile. The exact details have not been worked out, but watch for them in the library.
The Atlantic Canadians 1600-1900 (3 vol)
The French Canadians 1600-1900 (3 vol)
The Central Canadians 1600-1900 (3 vol)
The Western Canadians 1600-1900 (3 vol)
Please remember to support the fund-raiser being put on by the Friends of the Library and our branch. Items for the silent auction are on display at the CIBC and will be moved to the library when it reopens. A fun-filled evening, called "Swing into Spring Gala" is being held March 26, 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Inn. Plans include the silent auction, hors díoeuvres, martini bar, jazz band and a swing dance demonstration. Tickets can be purchased for $10.00 each from the Grande Prairie Public Library, Friends of the Library or our branch members. All proceeds are going towards the purchase of a new microfilm reader/printer for Grande Prairie Public Library. We really need this reader/printer for our research. From what I hear, there are a lot of really nice things being donated, including a painting by Peter von Tiesenhausen. Call Barb Moreau at GPPL for more information (532-3580). See you there!
Grande Prairie Public Library
(Where your Grande Prairie & District BranchLibrary is located)
9910-99 Ave, Grande Prairie
Tues. - Thurs. - 10 am to 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat. - 10 am to 6 p.m.
Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Family History Centre, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 11212-102
St., Grande Prairie
Tuesday: 10 am - 4 pm & 6 - 9 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 4 pm & 6 - 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm
Grande Prairie Regional College
10726-106 Ave, Grande Prairie
Mon - Thur - 7:45 am - 10 pm
Fri - 7:45 - 4:30 pm
Sat - 10 am - 4:30 pm
Sun - 1 pm - 9 pm
Program: "Museums of the Peace"
Presenter: Fran Moore
Meeting held at the Grande Prairie Museum
Beginning Genealogy workshop at
Beaverlodge Public Library
April 16 & 17:
Alberta Genealogical Society
Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Program: "Research in England"
Presenter: Laura Turnbull
May 18: tba
June 15: tba
All programs are preceded by a
short business meeting.
Genies in the Library:
Wednesday: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
At other times, please ask the staff at the Grande Prairie Public Library for contact information.
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