Law and Original Order: Discovering Alberta's Court Records highlights one of the most significant holdings of the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

By creating a resource that presents the history of Alberta's courts, features examples of interesting cases, and explains how to find court records, the Provincial Archives has met its goal to simplify and promote the use of these unique materials to the broadest audience.

See how Alberta’s judicial districts have changed since 1878...

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Discover how Alberta's courts evolved from a single magistrate into a sophisticated legal system for a growing province.


Interesting Cases

Explore family history, murder, mischief and even the mundane through unusual and historic cases drawn from the Archives.


Using the Archives

Learn how to locate a specific case file, what you'll find inside, and where to uncover other research resources.