The mandate of The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton Archives is to collect the acts of the curia and all documents which concern the spiritual and temporal affairs of the parishes and institutions of the Archdiocese.
Our collections are non-circulating, but available for consultation at the discretion of the Archivist. Please contact the archives for more information.
Library: The Archdiocesan Archives collects published and non-published books, pamphlets and other reference materials which pertain to the history of the Archdiocese of Edmonton and the Catholic Church in Alberta. We also have copies of the Western Catholic Reporter.
Archives: Our archival holdings consist of the administrative records of the Archdiocese dating from the 1860s to the present. We also have records of closed parishes, deceased clergy, past Archdiocesan Commissions, St. Joseph Seminary, Newman Theological College, and other Catholic organizations.
Sacramental records: The Archdiocesan Archives houses duplicate copies of sacramental registers for baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials that took place in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. Original registers are located at the parishes. For more information regarding access to sacramental records please click here.
Exception: The Archdiocese Archives has the original baptismal registers for the following locations: Charles Camsell Hospital (1946-1994), Misericordia Hospital (1900-1970), and Edmonton General Hospital (1928-1988).
The Archdiocesan Archives are available by appointment only. At the discretion of the Archivist, an appointment may be arranged. Please call or email to set up a meeting.
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday
Lea de la Paz
Archivist and Records Manager
780-469-1010 ext. 2142
Sacramental Records and Archives Assistant
780-469-1010 ext. 2143
Or email using the Contact Us link and selecting Archives