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Research Request Form

Before you submit a research request
please explore these free online resources first:

Ancestry Resources:

A new Alberta ancestry database owned and managed by Alberta Family Histories Society. Search for ancestors, pioneers, family members and notable folk.

Property Resources:

Information on different types of titles, documents or plans within Alberta, and how to get copies of them.

Information on the core historic commercial areas within the municipality of the Crowsnest Pass, including the three phases of the Heritage Inventory Project.

Crowsnest Pass Specific Resources:

The Crowsnest Pass Heritage Initiative has been publishing e-newsletters quarterly since 2010, each issue covers a new and different piece of the past. Access them all for free.

Digital copy of the Crowsnest and its People: Volume 1 (1979 edition).

Online database of information regarding the Hillcrest Mine Disaster and the miners killed in that disaster.

Digital Collections & Archives:

Alberta Heritage Digitization Project through the University of Calgary. Includes architectural archives, historic maps, military history, early Alberta newspapers; access to Glenbow Library and Archives; also includes records, photos, art, folklore, and more. 

Online collections locally-developed by the Digitization Team at University of Lethbridge Library. Includes Lethbridge and Regional history, maps and data, natural history, Blackfoot & First Nations history, and local newspapers.

Online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the Prairies, as well as a searchable full-text collection. Contains approximately 7,500 digitized books, over 66,000 newspaper issues (4.8 million articles!), 16,000 postcards, and 1,000 maps.

Publicly accessible Blackfoot-centric online library, including photos, documents, audio and video records meant to honor akaitapii.

Search archival records, photographs, and textual records held in Alberta's archives.

University Research Repositories:

University of Alberta's open access digital archive and includes the intellectual output of the University.

University of Calgary's online research repository which contains materials including theses, dissertations, scholarly journal articles, and more.

University of Lethbridge's open access research repository. It contains a collection of materials related to research and teaching produced by the academic community.

​The Crowsnest Museum makes every effort to respond to research requests in a timely manner. Please be aware, however, that current staff levels and a fluctuating workload can affect our response time. Please let us know if there are any deadlines in place. 

Research Fees:

We will conduct a short preliminary search in order to determine if in-depth research is feasible (max 1/2 hour).

$25.00 for the first hour following the preliminary search. 

$15.00 for each hour following.

Image usage fees and contact information 


All reproduction and research request fees must be paid in advance. 

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