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Service Changes: effective 21 October 2020

We regret that due to a shortage of staff, service to the public is limited to:

  1. Providing assistance in locating one’s own baptism, confirmation and marriage record;
  2. Providing assistance to a parent or guardian in obtaining a minor child’s baptism or other sacramental certificate; and
  3. Responding to requests for baptism, marriage and burial information for identification (ID), legal, Métis and Treaty status purposes. See the genealogical research section below. 

The Archives is currently closed to in-person research. Research assistance by phone or email is temporarily suspended.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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.

Reference service

The Archives provides limited reference assistance to researchers such as looking up information from finding aids, databases and quick reference files. Staff will not perform research services such as consulting documents and records in order to provide specific information relating to a request.

Genealogical research for Métis or Treaty status

The Archives holds the following original sacramental registers that were previously held at the Archives of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate located at the Provincial Archives of Alberta:

  1. Lac Ste. Anne Parish (1842-1984)
  2. St. Joachim Parish (1858-1961)
  3. St. Albert Parish (1861-1965)
  4. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Lamoureux (now part of Our Lady of the Angels, Fort Saskatchewan) (1877-1902)
  5. Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, Maswacis (formerly Hobbema) (1885-1920)
  6. St. Thomas Mission, Duhamel (1881-1921)

Researchers are requested to review the policies and procedures below before submitting a request for information from the sacramental records of the aforementioned parishes. 

Clearing house

The Archives receives previously used church items. The Archives maintains a clearing house, a location where liturgical objects, vestments and other items are kept for re-use. Please refer to the guidelines prior to donating or obtaining items.

Contact:

Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday

Lea de la Paz
Archives Lead
780-469-1010 ext. 2142

Or email using the Contact Us link and selecting Archives.