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Peel’s Prairie Provinces
Peel’s Prairie Provinces, hosted at the University of Alberta Libraries, is a rich resource for western Canadian genealogists and family historians.
According to the web site, as of the fall of 2010, the Peel collection contains approximately 7,500 digitized books and over 35,000 newspaper issues (This is over 2.5 million articles). The resources are rich and varied in both images and text, providing an extensive and diverse picture of the Prairie Province experience. Many items date back to the earliest days of exploration and settlement on the Canadian prairies.
A quick search of Nokomis, Saskatchewan resources (near where I grew up) produced photos shown on this page.
Visit Peel’s Prairie Provincesto search for your ancestors in old newspapers, books and images from the three prairie provinces.