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FAQ of The Month
Q: I'm currently researching my family tree. Where in Alberta can I get more information?
A: If you are looking for family information, then your best bet is to check in with the Alberta Genealogical Society. Their contact information and website URL is the following:

Alberta Genealogical Society
116, 10440 - 108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 3Z9
Canada

Telephone: 780-424-4429
Fax: 780-423-8980
Email: agsoffice@compusmart.ab.ca
Website: http://abgensoc.ca/
Questions and Answers

Q: Do you know how big Big Hill Creek is, and how much watershed occurs?
A: In 2005, the Alberta Conservation Association sponsored a creek cleanup program in the area of Big Hill Creek. The ACA will probably be a pretty good resource for you to find the information you are looking for. Their website is at the following URL: http://www.ab-conservation.com/index.asp

Q: I'm currently researching my family tree. Where in Alberta can I get more information?
A: If you are looking for family information, then your best bet is to check in with the Alberta Genealogical Society. Their contact information and website URL is the following: Alberta Genealogical Society 116, 10440 - 108 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3Z9 Canada Telephone: 780-424-4429 Fax: 780-423-8980 Email: agsoffice@compusmart.ab.ca Website: http://abgensoc.ca/

Q: I'm looking for a colourful inventor to profile. Can you recommend anyone?
A: When we did our website, Alberta's Inventors and Inventions, we did come across some unusual inventions (and consequently, unusual inventors)during the course of our research. One was a life preserver suitcase invented by John L. Edlund of Claresholm, Alberta. In the wake of the Titanic disaster, Mr. Edlund invented the suitcase. The case's inner lining formed a body suit for the wearer, while the case itself acted as a helmet. Edlund filed the patent for the invention in 1915. The Canadian Patent Office record number for the invention is 169669.

Q: I'm looking for archival photographs of the Famous Five. Where can I obtain such images?
A: A good starting point for image research on the Famous Five is the Famous Five Foundation, based in Calgary, Alberta. Their website can be reached at the following URL: http://www.famous5.org/ They created an annotated bibliography and resource guide about the Famous Five entitled "Nation Builders", and this guide includes a list of images referencing the women who made up the Famous Five, and information on where such images can be located.

Q: Is there any place I can find the locations of Hutterite Colonies that will accept visitors?
A: The best place to look for Hutterite Colony information is the Travel Alberta website: www1.travelalberta.com They have a listing of Hutterite Colonies that will receive visitors at the following URL: http://www1.travelalberta.com/content/Agricultural/AlbertaHutterites.pdf

Q: This is one of the best western sites I have ever been on! It's great. I do a lot of researching and looking at this site. Keep up how good it is! D.Y.
A: Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding our work on the Alberta Online Encyclopedia! Just to let you know, we plan to launch the site with a bold new look and format on September 29, 2005 at the Telus World of Science in Edmonton, Alberta, so please be sure to keep an eye out for some of the new changes that will be coming up!

Q: We are interested in registering for the Macgrath & Highlands Door Open Alberta tour.
A: While the Foundation hosts the website for Doors Open, we don't take the bookings for tours. Your best bet for registering for the Magrath tour is to contact the Highlands Historical Foundation in Edmonton with your request. They can be reached at (780) 477-8080. You can also try The Edmonton and District Historical Society at (780) 439-2797.