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Newspapers can be a very valuable source of information; from an overview of life in an ancestor’s community to an informative obituary on his/her life.
Alberta’s first newspaper, ''The Edmonton Bulletin'', started publication in 1880; ''The Calgary Herald'' in 1883. ''The Calgary Tribune'', 1883, became''The Albertan'' in 1886. Local newspapers ran in small cities and towns but often intermittently.<ref>Borgstede, Arlene. "Alberta Newspapers (National Institute)," ''National Institute for Genealogical Studies'' (2012), https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alberta_Newspapers_%28National_Institute%29.</ref>  === Newspaper Directories === *Our Roots - [http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.aspx?id=1108 Alberta Newspapers], 1880-1982<br> *University of Alberta - [http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/newspapers/ Peel’s Prairie Provinces - Find Newspapers]<ref name="taylor">Taylor, Ryan, "Obtaining Canada Newspaper Resources (National Institute)," ''The National Institute for Genealogical Studies'' (2012), https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Obtaining_Canada_Newspaper_Resources_%28National_Institute%29.</ref>
=== Libraries and Archives ===
*The Legislature Library has a nearly complete collection of weeklies from 1905.
Legislative Assembly of Alberta - [http://www.assembly.ab.ca/lao/library/index.htm Library Services] <br>216 Legislature Building <br>10800-97th Avenue <br>Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6 <br>Telephone: (780)427- 2473 <br>Email: [mailto:library.requests@assembly.ab.ca library.requests@assembly.ab.ca]<ref name="ryan">Taylor, Ryan, "Canada Newspaper Indexes and Abstracts (National Institute)," ''The National Institute for Genealogical Studies'' (2012), https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Canada_Newspaper_Indexes_and_Abstracts_%28National_Institute%29.</ref>
=== Digital Issues Online ===
{{wikipedia|Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives|List of online newspaper archives}}
*Alberta Family Histories Society - [http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/announcements/index.shtml Newspaper Announcements (1883-1902)]<ref name="taylor"/>
*The Lethbridge Herald is available online (1905-1955). The paper is available at both the [http://lethbridgeherald.newspaperarchive.com/Default.aspx Lethbridge Herald Newspaper Collection] ($) and [http://newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations/c2/s4.html NewspaperArchive.com] ($). Note: Both sites are run by NewspaperArchive.com, however, the two sites have different subscription prices. NewspaperArchive.com provides access to thousands of other newspapers as well.
'''Wainwright Public Library'''
[http://www.wainwrightlibrary.ab.ca/Newspaper-Archives Wainwright Newspaper Archives] Wainwright Star Newspaper 100 years digitized and searchable. Go to bottom of the library page for link.
=== Indexes ===
==== Alberta Published Indexes ====
The provincial archives has index booklets 1880-1900.
Other manuscript indexes are at the Legislative Library of Alberta (clippings from 1971), Alberta Genealogical Society library in Edmonton.<ref name="ryan"/>
== Web Sites ==
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