Camrose County

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  The Camrose Genealogy Society would like to cordially invite you to their regular meetings , held every 2nd thursday of each month at the Camrose Public Library, 7.30 pm. 

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     The County of Camrose is approximately 95 kilometers long, running north to south, and 60 kilometers wide at it's widest point running west to east. The Battle river flows through the center of the county. Battle River ( Notikiwin Seppe in Cree) was named after a long time war between the Cree and Blackfoot bands over the hunting area. Actual documented settlement of the area wasn't established until about 1881, when Father Beillevaire was asked to start a mission along the south side of the Battle river. He named this settlement Duhamel, after Archbishop Duhamel of Ottawa. Metis' families had begun settlement as early as 1870 in Duhamel and in the valley of Battle River supplying Fort Edmonton with buffalo meat and supplies with their RedRiver carts along side their cousins, the Cree and Saulteaux Bands.
   Prior to 1870, the area west of Ontario was 'owned on paper' by the Hudson's Bay Company, and between 1670 - 1870, was known as Rupert's Land. The people of the Camrose County during this era were usually either from the Blackfoot or Cree Tribes, the latter ofwhich were the main trader's and guides for the fur traders and explorers through our county.With the continuing fur trade during this time, many Metis' families advanced in this area with the 'A La Facon du pays ' marriages of the fur traders, which complimented the growing population of the French, Scottish, English, and Irish Metis' from Manitoba moving westward with the fur trade. The 'Rupert's Land ' peoples' Metis' surnames can still be found in our county today. 
    The County of Camrose includes the City of Camrose and Towns,Villages, and Hamlets of Armena, Bashaw,Bawlf, Bittern lake, Duhamel, Edberg, Ferintosh, Haylakes, Kelsey, Kingman, MeetingCreek, NewNorway, Ohaton,Rosalind, Roundhill, and Tillicum Beach .

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bullet.gif (952 bytes)Camrose County Cemeteries online

bullet.gif (952 bytes)Camrose County Vital Statistics

bullet.gif (952 bytes)Camrose County Societies and Historical Groups

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The Camrose Canadian NewspaperOBITUARY ARCHIVE  Online!!

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If you are interested in volunteering for any resource that may be available to you, please contact me and I will add you to the list. 

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bullet.gif (952 bytes)Map of Camrose

bullet.gif (952 bytes)    Camrose County Map Courtesy of the Alberta GenWeb

   Camrose County Placenames  Courtesy of the AGW

   Alberta GenWeb Digital Archives ( Pertaining to Camrose County)

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bullet.gif (952 bytes)Canada GenWeb Project 

bullet.gif (952 bytes)U.S. GenWeb Project

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  Alberta Family History Society Searchable resources in Registry.

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bullet.gif (952 bytes)Alberta GenWeb Family History Book Surnames

The BAWLF SUN Newspaper listings - 1907-1911 COMPLETED !!! Over 400 ENTRIES!!!

bullet.gif (952 bytes)1948 Rural Electoral and Postal Directory (Camrose and Area) COMPLETED !!!-OVER 9500 SURNAMES!

1908 Camrose Telephone Directory

1906 Alberta Census National Archives of Canada

The 1906 Census Transcription Project Courtesy of the AFHS Site !

1901 Census of Canada National Archives of Canada

bullet.gif (952 bytes)1901 N.W.T. Census for the Alberta area A.G.S. site

bullet.gif (952 bytes)1891 N.W.T. Census for the Alberta area  (In Part) Courtesy of the Alberta GenWeb

Family Search- You can choose the 1880 United States, 1881 British Isles, or the 1881 Canadian Census.

Western Land Grants 1870-1930  National Archives of Canada

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bullet.gif (952 bytes)1891 N.W.T. Census for the Battle River Area

Search the 1891 N.W.T. Census(Battle River Area) for the Surname your looking for!

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            Albertans who served in the Boer War, WW 1 , WW 2 ,  and the Korean War .

 bullet.gif (952 bytes)Rootsweb surnames list

            An Alberta surname search and submission form 

bar.gif (3024 bytes)              Camrose County coordinator- Barry Hovelson 

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