of the Cultural History of the

Communities in Alberta:
1882 to the present

A detailed narrative account of the socio- cultural history of the many German-speaking groups in Alberta from the 1880s to the present, accompanied by photos and excerpts from original documents. The site consists of sections on (a) the immigration history of Alberta's German-speaking communities; (b) their geographical origin in Central and Eastern Europe, and Canadian immigration regulations; and on (c) 13 German-speaking communities. There is also a discussion of the possible reasons for the decline of German as a mother tongue and home language in the province.
A project of the German-Canadian Association of Alberta
Compiler: Manfred Prokop
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[The bibliography was last updated on April 13, 2012. NEW!!!: In addition to the cumulative data base the updates are now also available as PDF files]