- 1999-2009 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
5 cm of textual records
Name of creator
By the end of the 1990s, the Glenbow Library and Archives had accumulated an extensive collection of materials for the research of western Canadian Metis genealogy. It provided a special Metis Genealogy Service for Metis persons requiring evidence of their ancestry for legal purposes or for personal interest. The material in this collection was received by the Glenbow Archives Reference Desk staff from researchers and inquirers.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gifts of Metis genealogy researchers, 1999-2009.
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Scope and content
The collection consists of correspondence from researchers and inquirers which includes significant and substantial compilations on Metis genealogy. Includes pedigree charts, descendancy charts, family group sheets, essays, articles, and photocopied newsclippings. The files are arranged alphabetically by the names of the researchers or inquirers, and include William Frederic James Bell, Rhiannon Boardman, Jim Bowman, James D. Campbell, Mary Sandison Fox, Malcolm S. Gray, Kelly Guilmette, Andy Gullion, Jim Lavers, Gail Morin, Garnet Quigley, Tammy Rempel, and the Wylie family. Files include information on families descended from early fur trader bearing the following surnames: Auld, Bethune, Cook, Erasmus, Favell, Fellers, Gariepy, Gray, Gullion, Kwaraconte, Latreille, Laurence, McKay, McKinlay, Mowat, Nepissing, Robertson, Sandison, Wylie.
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No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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Inventory available, but because the collection is continually being enlarged, it may be incomplete. Please consult an archivist for further information.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, April 10, 2018