Local History

Our local history collection brings the city’s history and heritage to life and celebrates Calgary, Southern Alberta and Western Canada’s unique stories.

We also recognize that the place we now know as Calgary has a deep history. In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Nakota people of the Stoney Nation, the Beaver people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region Three, and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 territory of Southern Alberta.

Whether you’re interested in learning more about the signing of Treaty 7, Calgary’s boom-and-bust past, exploring your house’s history, who Deerfoot Trail was named after, or what Calgary looked like at the turn of the century, you’ll find the answers in Calgary’s most accessible and browsable collection of community heritage and family history resources.

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Our ResearchPlus staff can compile information on your family history for a fee. Contact ResearchPlus for a quote.

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