*There is no retrieval of archival material from 11:30am - 1pm and from 3:30pm onwards.
Provincial Archives of Alberta
The Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) acquires, preserves and publicly makes available records from government, individual people and organizations for researchers of all ages.
Discover a piece of Alberta's past, find a lost relative or donate your own records and leave your mark on Alberta’s history. The doors are open for you to see Alberta in a different way.
Our vaults hold millions of documented historical facts, photos, films and other records about Alberta’s past. Whether you are a seasoned genealogist or a student researching your next project, we have the resources and staff to point you in the right direction.
Archival records and descriptions at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) may contain language and content that some might consider offensive or derogatory. This language represents the historical time in which the records were created. The PAA retains this language to preserve the historical context of the records.
Are you interested in knowing more about the Provincial Archives of Alberta and how to access archival records? Are you researching your family genealogy or the history of your home? Do you want to know how you can donate your records? Use these FAQ sheets to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. You can also read more about how to preserve your archival material.