Archives

Alberta and Northwest Conference - United Church of Canada
Misses Jackson, Addison and Inglis

Misses Jackson, Addison and Inglis –

Pioneer missionaries of Wahstao and Kolokreeka, [ca. 1910?]

ANWC Archives situated at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (UC321)

The Conference Archives consists of over 500 linear metres of records, dating from the 1830’s to the present. The Archives acquires, preserves and makes available the archival records created, accumulated, and/or maintained by Alberta and Northwest Conference, its Presbyteries, Pastoral Charges and Congregations, and the related church groups, associations, educational institutions, and hospitals operated therein. The Archives also acquires personal papers and manuscripts of individuals (clergy and church workers) associated with the Conference.

The Conference Archives is situated at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) at 8555 Roper Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1 (southeast corner of 51 Avenue and 86 Street)

For information about United Church archives and recordkeeping, please contact:

Angie Friesen, Conference Archivist

c/o The Provincial Archives

8555 Roper Road NW

Edmonton AB   T6E 5W1

(T) 780-427-8687 (F) 780-427-4646 (E) View Email

The processed holdings of the Conference Archives are accessible through the Sandra Thomson Reading Room at the Provincial Archives of Alberta: (T) 780-427-1056 (F) 780-427-4646. There is no fee to access the holdings of the Conference Archives, however copying and photo reproduction charges apply.

The PAA Reference Staff may assist researchers with United Church reference requests during regular business hours. http://culture.alberta.ca/paa/contact/default.aspx. They will do a preliminary search of relevant material free of charge, but they have set fees for research services for anyone who is unable to come in person to do their own research, or for extensive research beyond the preliminary search.

In keeping with The United Church of Canada Privacy Policy, access to church registers is closed for certain periods of time to respect the privacy of all the people named within. The timing rules are as follows:

  • Baptism records: closed for 100 years
  • Marriage records: closed for 100 years
  • Burial records: closed for 20 years

However, any person named in a United Church baptism, marriage, or burial register is entitled to receive a copy of his or her own record. The copy is provided by verbatim transcript, certified as a true copy of the original entry, and is ordered through the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) Reference Desk and Archives Service Centre. PAA fees may apply.

For details on the Provincial Archives of Alberta Price List see: https://atms.alberta.ca/paa/Store/default.aspx

Provincial Archives of Alberta – Reading Room Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday:             9:00am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday:       9:00am – 9:00pm

Thursday:           9:00am – 4:30pm

Friday:                 9:00am – 4:30pm

Saturday:             9:00am – 4:30pm

Sunday and Statutory Holidays: Closed

*There is no retrieval of archival material from 11:30am – 1pm and from 3:30pm onwards.