Here are some questions and a helpful guide to get you started.
- Was your address listed in city directories from Calgary’s early years? You can search Henderson’s Calgary Directories Calgary from 1910 to 1953 online. Copies of Henderson’s and other directories are also available at the Glenbow Archives and the Community Heritage and History Collection of the Calgary Public Library.
- Is your house shown on historic maps? Check out the detailed fire insurance maps and others at the Glenbow Archives.
- Is it on the City’s Heritage Inventory? Search the city’s database by address to find out.
See “A Guide to Researching Building History” for more ideas and advice.
You can also visit the Glenbow Library and Archives, Community Heritage and History Collection of the Calgary Public Library, and City of Calgary, Corporate Records Archives, where staff can help you find useful publications, documents, maps, clippings, and other sources.
Go to research tips for more advice and helpful guides.