How can I find out about my house?

How can I find information to get me started?
Portions of some community historical surveys are available online through the Alberta Heritage Survey Program

Check out the signs from Century Homes 2012 through the Calgary Public Library’s Community Heritage and Family History Digital Library

Is my house on the City’s Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources?

How can I find the date of my house?
Check the top right corner of your property tax assessment. This is the approximate date the City has determined for your home.

What about the people who lived there?
The Henderson’s Directories, annually published listings of residents and businesses is searchable by name and address.

Limited searching of the Calgary Herald in Google News
Early Calgary newspapers until the late 1930s on the Our Future Our Past website but with no searching capabilities.

Ancestry Library Edition is available at Calgary Public Library branches (in house use) For useful tips see this blog post

How can I find pictures?
Glenbow Photograph Archives

Calgary Public Library’s Community Heritage and Family History Digital Library

Peel’s Prairie Provinces Prairie Postcards

Need more help?
The Glenbow Library and Archives is open and staff in the Heritage Triangle can assist you further with suggestions and help . Contact information

For more participant info click here

For in depth building research

How to Research the History of Your House Workshop