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This section tells the story of the people and families representing Alberta's Estonian communities. Discover the stories of Alberta's pioneer families and specific individuals who have contributed to the growth and development of the province.

The Kingsep family in the Medicine Valley area of Alberta in 1913-1915. Standing L to R: Selma (Pallo), Emma (Lapp), Henry and Agnes. Seated L to R: Emily, Nick, Linda (Mottus), Otto and Hendrik. Pictured L to R: Art and Robert Langer, Karl Osel, and Leo and Volli Sõerd, ca 1930. L to R: Eilen (b. 1923), Elveva (b. 1921, d. 1979), Alma (b. 1919, d. 2004), Oscar (b 1917), Maria (b 1914, d. 2009), Edward (b. 1912, d. 1993), Jaan (b. 1910, d. 1985), Selma (b. 1909, d. 1992), Martha (b. 1904, d. 1973), Maria Oliver (b. 1884, d, 1952), Martin Oliver (b. 1882, d. 1965) Erdman, Kotkas and Silberman clans gather for a family photo. This family reunion,  one of many, occurred  in Calgary, Alberta in 2002.

Alberta's Estonian Heritage