Why become a member of the SGNO 

SGNO members enjoy many benefits:

  • Access to volunteers (French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual) on site and virtually by email, with extensive experience and knowledge able to help French-speaking and non-French-speaking people in their research
  • Access to the SGNO's research center, The Salon Normand-Lefaivre, located in the Cité francophone in Edmonton, with the following resources at your disposal:
    • Over 1,800 books in our library
    • Databases that can be consulted free of charge
      • Ancestry.ca and Ancestry.com
      • BMS 2000
      • Genealogy Quebec (Le Lafrance)
      • Geneanet
      • MesAïeux.com
      • PRDH-IGD
  • Receive by email (or by mail if you don't have an email) a copy of our newsletter Sources and Resources, published 3 times a year
  • Participate in our talks and conferences for free


Access to the Members section (and the Public section) of the SGNO website which contains the following resources:

  • Links that allow you to do genealogical research remotely from your computer by accessing the websites of Genealogy Quebec and the PRDH-IGD for free
  • More than 4400 obituaries, 300 Memorial cards, with the vast majority of which are for Albertans or people who have lived in Alberta
  • More than 275 folders that contain genealogical research results, with each folder dedicated to a search for a family name or specific ancestor
  • More than 780 links to digitized books are in our database. These books can be downloaded from your computer. For example genealogical dictionaries, family books, community books, history and heritage books, directories, and other research tools
  • Video recordings of various SGNO activities and events, such as webinars, can be downloaded and viewed from your computer (both in english and in french)
  • Online research tools available free of charge (e.g. Civil status registers of Quebec at the BAnQ, Censuses, Origin File, Francogene, Our Origins and many others)
  • Scanned copies of our bilingual Sources and Resources newsletter published since 2017
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