Membership Benefits

The Southern Alberta Pioneers and Their Descendants was established a century ago with the goal to collect and preserve information about early settlement and history of southern Alberta.

Members can meet and connect with other kindred spirits interested in the stories of early Southern Alberta pioneers.

As a Member, you are eligible to:

  1. Participate in the Society's annual social events and other functions, such as the AGM,
  2. Receive an electronic copy of the Society's quarterly newsletter and other special notices from the Society,
  3. Use the SAPD Archives and Library (by appointment), a unique and priceless record of early southern Alberta,
  4. Participate as a Committee member or a Board member in Southern Alberta Pioneers and Their Descendants and the Southern Alberta Pioneers Foundation,
  5. Share your knowledge and donate photos and other artifacts of historical significance (as determined by our Historical Committee) to the SAPD Archives,
  6. Members who have been in good standing for more than two years receive a 10% discount from the rental fees of the Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building for functions they will be attending.

Membership Categories

Descendant Members

People over the age of eighteen, who are descendants of pioneers who resided in Alberta, south of Township 40 (which is just north of Red Deer), prior to December 31, 1890.

Associate Members

A spouse or partner of a Descendant member.

Friend Members

People over the age of eighteen who support the goals of the Society and are interested in stories of early southern Alberta. We welcome your stories and perspective!

Applying for Membership

To apply:

  1. Print, complete and mail the Membership Form for the category of membership, with the membership fee indicated to:
    Southern Alberta Pioneers and Their Descendants
    3625 4th Street S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta T2S IY3

  2. The Membership Forms for each category are:

  3. Those applying for Descendant Membership must also supply your proof of descendancy using our Family History Form . This will be reviewed by the Southern Alberta Pioneers and Their Descendants Historian and approved by the Board of Directors.

Reseaching your Pioneer Ancestor

While there are many resources for researching family history here are a few that will assist you in completing your application:

For further information, contact the Membership Secretary.

Descendant Members may

Become a Member to support our organization in honour and memory of those who came before!