From the Vault Friday: 1908 Birth Certificate

Image: Maggie Alexander’s birth certificate, issued by the Government of the Province of Alberta, 1911. (From SPRA 572)

Today’s “From the Vault Friday” features a birth certificate from the Alexander Family fonds (Fonds 572). Maggie Alexander was born in Strathcona in 1908 to William and Emilie Alexander. In 1911 the family moved to Rycroft and settled on a farm west of the town.  Maggie married Emil Baron from Stony Plain in 1931 and the couple had three children. Maggie was employed as a secretary-bookkeeper in Edmonton and at the town office in Fort Saskatchewan. She died in 1995.

The image below is a modern Alberta birth certificate; how many differences can you see?

For more information on the Alexander Family, visit Fonds 572: Alexander Family fonds.

From the Vault Friday is a social media campaign that highlights interesting materials from the collections of the South Peace Regional Archives. This project was made possible by an Access to Holdings Grant from the Archives Society of Alberta.

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