Research Services

Do you need information and cannot do the research yourself? The Provincial Archives can provide contract research services for a fee. Please contact the Provincial Archives of Alberta at 780-415-4867 or archivestore@gov.ab.ca to place these types of orders, as they require additional information for us to complete. 

 

Rush orders are available upon request; please contact the Archives Retail Services Coordinator! (780) 415-4867 or archivestore@gov.ab.ca for more information.

100dpi - ARCHIVES PHOTO REPRODUCTION

A lower resolution, 100 dpi print or digital image that is used to show the main content of an image.

100dpi - TEXTUAL RECORD, Over 11"x14" And Under 20"x30"

100 DPI scan or print of textual records, maps, posters and plans, that are a physical size over 11"x14" and under 20"x30".

100dpi - TEXTUAL RECORD, Over 20"x30"

100 DPI scan or print of textual records, maps, posters and plans, that are a physical size over 20"x30".

 

100dpi - TEXTUAL RECORD, Up To 11"x14"

100 DPI scan or print of textual records, maps, posters and plans, that are a physical size up to 11"x14".

 

300dpi - ARCHIVES PHOTO REPRODUCTION

A resolution of 300 dpi print or digital image, good for publication.

 

 

300dpi - TEXTUAL RECORD, Over 11"x14" And Under 20"x30"

300 DPI scan or print of textual records, maps, posters and plans, that are a physical size over 11"x14" and under 20"x30".

 

300dpi - TEXTUAL RECORD, Over 20"x30"

300 DPI scan or print of textual records, maps, posters and plans, that are a physical size over 20"x30".

 

Sizes are limited to 56" wide on one side

 

 

300dpi - TEXTUAL RECORD, Up To 11"x14"

300 DPI scan or print of textual records, maps, posters and plans, that are a physical size up to 11"x14".

 

600dpi - ARCHIVES PHOTO REPRODUCTION

These 600 dpi photo reproductions are a high grade resolution used when creating large posters or where a fine detail is required. Not recommended for printed copies.

 

72dpi - ARCHIVES PHOTO REPRODUCTION

A low resolution of photo (72 dpi) digital file suitable for website usage - only availible as an 8"x10".

 

ARCHIVES AUDIO REPRODUCTION

Reproducing audio format material from the PAA holdings to DVD or digital media storage. $80 per audio item. Please note that completion time on audiovisual transfers can extend upwards of 90 days.

ARCHIVES FILM REPRODUCTION

Reproducing film format material requested from the PAA holdings to DVD or digital media storage. $80 per film item. Please note that completion time on audiovisual transfers can extend upwards of 90 days.

ARCHIVES VIDEO REPRODUCTION

Reproducing video format material requested from the PAA holdings to DVD or digital media storage. $80 per video item. Please note that completion time on audiovisual transfers can extend upwards of 90 days.

 

CERTIFICATION, Fee Per File

Certification of documents can be provided to clients who require true copies of the originals for legal purposes. Please note photocopying is not included in this price.

 

GENERAL RESEARCH

Do you need information and cannot do the research yourself?

General Research is completed by contract researchers of the PAA.

HOMESTEAD SEARCH

Do you need information and cannot do the research yourself?

 

Homesteading refers to a specific means of acquiring land in Western Canada. Homestead application files are particularly useful in identifying how long a family has worked a certain quarter section of land.

HOMESTEAD TOWNSHIP MAP, Per Map

The Provincial Archives has a series of township maps, which identify the original homesteaders on the township. You will need the Township, Range and Meridian (also known as the legal land description) to order these maps from the vaults. Please speak with our Reference Archivist about this process. Please contact the Provincial Archives (780-427-1750) for further information about this service and to place an order.

PHOTOCOPY, Ledger, 11"x17"

All photocopies will be completed by PAA staff. Small requests of fewer than 10 pages may be completed by the Reference Archivist, at their discretion. Copying can take up to 10 business days but RUSH orders can be completed in 24 hours (depending on the request) and the charge will be double the regular price.

PHOTOCOPY, Letter & Legal, 100 Pages

All photocopies will be completed by PAA staff. Small requests of fewer than 10 pages may be completed by the Reference Archivist, at their discretion. Copying can take up to 10 business days but RUSH orders can be completed in 24 hours (depending on the request) and the charge will be double the regular price.

PHOTOCOPY, Letter & Legal, Per Page

All photocopies will be completed by PAA staff. Small requests of fewer than 10 pages may be completed by the Reference Archivist, at their discretion. Copying can take up to 10 business days but RUSH orders can be completed in 24 hours (depending on the request) and the charge will be double the regular price.

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