Gathering Information

When gathering information for your family tree, it is helpful to:

  1. Start by asking family for names, places of birth, and dates of birth.
  2. Keep track of all the information in a notebook or a file.
  3. Check census records, obituaries, wedding announcements, wills, birth documents, and history books for helpful information.


Click here for a blank copy of the family tree template.


Genealogy Research

The Genealogy Research Centre holds an extensive collection of resources available to assist Métis individuals in completing their family tree.


Resources you can find at our Provincial Office:
  • Vital Statistics & Church Records
    • Birth, baptismal, marriage, and death
  • Extracted Church Records
    • Red River Colony of St. Andrews 1820-51
  • Collection of Cemetery Records
  • Métis Scrip Records
  • Community Books
  • Donated Family Genealogies
  • Family Photographs
  • Collection of Military Service Records
  • Birth, Marriage, and Death Notices
  • Canadian Catholic Church Directory
Additional Online Resources:

Accessing your Family Tree

We will provide citizens with a copy of their Métis family tree that was submitted to Registry, as requested. Please note that a $10 administration fee is required to receive a copy of your Métis family tree.

Fax or mail a signed written request to:

Métis Nation of Alberta
Attn: Registry
#100 Delia Gray Building
11738 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton AB T5G 0X5
Fax (780) 452-6035

Be sure to label your request clearly with your name, date of birth, and a return address. Please allow 30 days for us to respond to your request.


The Genealogy Research Centre

The Metis Nation of Alberta takes pride in its extensive Genealogy Research Centre, which runs out of the Provincial Office in Edmonton. Access information about ancestry and family trees.

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