Mennonite
Historical
Society

of Alberta

Finding Aids – Surname

This finding aid will point researchers to books and periodicals held in the MHSA Library as well as link to descriptions and inventories for records in our archival vault. See also the links to online family history records found at our companion site: Mennonite Genealogy Data Index.

While our mandate is to collect, preserve and provide access to records of Alberta Mennonites and their ancestors, when records are donated to us for other geographical areas, we also preserve and provide access to them. In the case of Alberta congregations, all are listed, whether or not we have holdings from them.

Do contact us if you know of records and books that could be preserved for all Alberta congregations. A comprehensive list of Mennonite surnames and codes have been developed to group similar ones for the GRANDMA Project.

  • ALBRECHT
    • Albrecht, Henry (1991) Our heritage
  • BAERGEN/BERGEN
    • Baergen, Ernest H. (2000) Gerhard J. Baergen
    • Wiebe, Menno and Dennis Boese (2006) Our Story The Boese – Baergen Heritage
    • Peter Bergen Family History Committee (1988) Genealogy of Peter & Maria (Hiebert) Bergen
  • BARKMAN
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of Jacob Barkman
  • BARTEL
    • Bartel, Lawrence Alfred (1950) Genealogy of the Bartel Family
  • BENCH
  • BOESE
    • Toews, Willie (1992) Samuel Boese
    • Wiebe, Menno and Dennis Boese (2006) Our Story The Boese – Baergen Heritage
  • BOSCHMAN
    • Anonymous (n.d.) Celebrating Three Centuries of Boschman Family
    • Anonymous (n.d.) Cornelius and Anna Boschman
    • Anonymous (n.d.) Our Family Boschman – Friesen – Martens – Epp
  • BRAUN/BROWN
    • Anonymous (n.d.) Jacob Braun Family
    • Braun, Mary (1985) The Long Journey Home
    • Brown, ? (1972) The Brauns of Osterwick
    • Braun, Abram A. (1971) Family Tree
    • Letkeman, Anne Braun (1990) The Brauns 1756 to 1990
    • Brown, Isaac (Ike) (1985) From Russian Steppes to Canadian Range
  • DOERKSEN
    • Doerksen, Bernhard (1960) Family Tree of Abraham Doerksen, Regina Hoeppner and Descendants
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of David Doerksen
  • DRIEDGER
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of Peter Driedger
  • DUECK/DUECKMAN/DYCK
    • Dick, Jacob P. (1979) Dueck Family (The)
    • Anonymous (n.d.) Biography of Grandfather Abraham L. Dueck
    • Wiens, A.A. (????) Dueckman Familien Register
    • Janzen, Eleanora (Dyck) (2007) Bernhard Jakob Dyck Family Book
    • Elias, Joyce Stevenson (1992) Descendants of Jacob Dyck and Elisabeth Jaeger, Kronsthal, Chortitza, Russia
    • Kerber, R.P. (1963) Familienregister der Nachkommen das Peter Dyck aus Neuenburg, Chortitza/Genealogical Register of the descendants of Peter Dyck family
  • EISENMAN
    • Boardman, Edna (2007) Intepretive Essays Pertaining to the Letters of Marie Burkle to Her Sister Kathryn Keller
  • ENS
    • Klassen, Johann J. (1983) Ens
  • FAST
    • Downing, Glen (2003) Descendants of Kornelius Fast
  • FEHR
    • Fehr, Don (2003) Family Gathering of the Descendants of Heinrich Fehr and Sarah Neufeld (A)
  • FRANTZ
    • Wiebe, Raymond F. (1979) John Frantz People, From Poland to Central Kansas
  • FRIESEN/RIESEN/VONRIESEN
    • Friesen, Helene (1978) A Genealogy of Peter P. and Agatha Friesen
    • Peters K (2004) Genealogy of Johann von Riesen Friesen
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of Abraham Von Riesen
    • Friesen, Abram P. et al (1967) The Von Riesen-Friesen Geneology
  • GEDDERT
    • Geddert, Ben and Martha (Geddert) Striker (2007) Geddert Family History
  • GIEKE
    • Goossen, John (????) Gieke Reunion
  • GOERTZEN
    • Goertzen, Peter (1993) Goertzen
  • GROENING
    • Johnson, Helen (1995) Tapestry of Ancestral Footprints
    • Wiebe, Joel A., Vernon R. Wiebe & Raymond F. Wiebe (1974) The Groening / Wiebe Family
  • HAMM
    • Hamm, Abram Bernard (2004) The Hamm Journal
    • Hamm, Gerhard & Hamm, Bernhard (1993) Eine Familie mit ueber 700 Kindern
    • Anonymous (n.d.) Jacob Hamm
  • HARDER
    • Jacob D. Harder (1927-) fonds. — 2000. — 2 cm of textual records
    • Harder, Leland (2003) The Harder Family Review
    • Dick, Cornelius and Katie Dick (1974) The Harder Heritage
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of Abraham Harder
    • Harder, Jacob & Hella (2000) The Harders
    • Harder, Stanley M. (1998) From Prussia to Russia to North America
  • HEESE
    • Peters K. (1978) Genealogy of Heinrich Heese, 1787-1977
  • HEIDEBRECHT
  • HEINRICHS
    • ??? (1993) Heinrichs of Halbstadt: 1896-1993
  • HIEBERT
    • Siemens, Henry J., et. al (1983) The Story of Johan and Helena (Toews) Hiebert and Descendents
  • IGNATIEFF
    • Ignatieff, Michael (1987) The Russian Album
  • JANZ
    • Anonymous (1993) B.B. Janz & Rogalsky
    • Anonymous (????) Janzen Family
    • Anonymous (????) Janzen Genealogy – Schroeder – Tofield
    • Peters K. (1979) Genealogy of Abraham Janzen 1724-1979
    • Peters K. (1977) Genealogy of Johann Janzen, 1752-1977
    • Peters K. (1979) Genealogy of the Schoenwieser Janzens, 1752-1979
  • JANZEN
    • Neufeldt, Colin P., ed. (2006) Unsere Familie
  • KLASSEN
    • Epp, Elsie H. Friesen (1983) All in Our Family Tree
    • Klassen, Harold (n.d.) The Franz and Justina Klassen Family Book
    • Klassen, Isaac P., David Friesen & Helena Braun (1988) Chronicles and Genealogy of the Abram Edmund Klassen Family
    • Klassen, Johann J. (1980) Klassen
    • Klassen, Sheila (1981) A History of the Klassen Family
    • Froese, Margaret (2004) Children and Heirs
  • KLIEWER
    • Hooge, Edith (2004) A Celebration of Family
  • KLIPPENSTEIN
    • Klippenstein, Hendrijk (2004) Thicker than Water
  • KOOP
    • Johnson, Helen (1995) Tapestry of Ancestral Footprints
    • Plett, Les (1997) Family Register of the Descendants of Our Grandparents: Abraham L. and Gertrude (Koop) Plett
  • KORNELSEN
    • Peters K. (1975) Genealogy of Heinrich Kornelsen. 1807-1975
  • KROEGER
    • Goerzen, E. (n.d.) Hans Kroeger, Calgary
  • MARTENS
    • Peters K. (1977) Genealogy of Aron Martens, 1754-1977
  • MEKELBURGER
  • NEUFELD
    • Neufeld, C.G, Virgil Snyder & P.A. Neufeld (1975) This Family Tree Booklet of the Three Brothers Abraham C. Neufeldt, Gerhard Neufeld & Jacob C. Neufeld
    • Anonymous (n.d.) Cornelius Neufeld
    • Froese, Margaret (Neufeld) (2001) Call to Remembrance
  • NEUMANN
    • Anonymous (1993) Neumann – Friesen Family History
  • NICKEL
    • Hiebert, Peter M. (1972) Ein Beitrag zur Sippenforschung Die Jacob Nickel Familie
  • QUIRING
    • Harder, Stanley M. (1998) From Prussia to Russia to North America
  • PAULS
    • Pauls, W. (????) Heimgegangen
    • Neufeldt, Colin P., ed. (2006) Unsere Familie
  • PENNER
    • Wiebe, Gladys (2000) Supplement to Penner Family History Book
    • Penner, H. (????) Leave it to George
    • Wiebe, Gladys (2000) Penner Family History Book
  • PETERS
    • Baergen, Ernest H. (2000) Bernhard Peters
    • Peters K.athy H. and E. Peters (n.d.) History [manuscript]
    • Baergen, Ernest H. (2003) Descendants of Gerhard Gerhard Peters
  • PLETT
    • Flett, Peter F (1990) Family Register of Peter F. Plett
    • Plett, Les & Marian Plett (1997) Family Register of Peter F. Plett
    • Plett, Les (1997) Family Register of the Descendants of Our Grandparents: Abraham L. and Gertrude (Koop) Plett
  • QUIRING
    • Quiring, Ruth (????) Erice and Daughter
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of Kornelius Quiring
  • RATZLAFF
    • Ratzlaff, Kenneth L. (1998) A Family’s Mennonite History
    • Neufeldt, Colin P., ed. (2006) Unsere Familie
  • REIST
    • ??? (????) Elias and Annie Reist: Westward Ho
  • REMPEL
    • Peters K. & A. Stein (1984) A Genealogy of Jakob Rempel 1766 – 1984
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of Wilhelm Rempel
    • Peters K. (1984) Genealogy of Jakob Rempel: 1766-1984
  • RIEDIGER
    • Peters K. (1978) Genealogy of the Abraham Riediger 1782-1978
  • ROGALSKY
    • Anonymous (1993) B.B. Janz & Rogalsky
  • ROTH
    • Anonymous (1989) Roth Family Heritage
  • SAWATZKY
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of Johann Sawatzky
  • SCHELLENBERG
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of Paul Schellenberg
  • SCHMIDT
    • Klassen, Johann J. (1991) Our Heritage
    • Neufeldt, Colin P., ed. (2006) Unsere Familie
  • SCHROEDER
    • Peters K. (1973) Genealogy of Isaak Schroeder, 1738-1973
  • SIEMENS
    • Schemenauer, Elma (1998) Jacob Siemens family since 1685
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of Cornelius Siemens
    • Downing, Glen (2003) Descendants of Heinrich Epp
    • Downing,Glen (2003) Descendants of Peter Siemens
  • STAUFFER
    • Stauffer, Freda (ca 1983) Joseph and Barbara Stauffer and their descendants, 1924-1983
  • SUDERMAN
    • Suderman, Victor (2005) Die Johann J Sudermann Familie
  • THIESSEN
    • Herman Thiessen (1919- ) fonds . — ?. — 29 microfilm reels, 35 mm
    • Thiessen, Hermann (1977) Martin Thiehsen und seine Nachkommen, 1737-1977
    • Peters K. (1977) Genealogy of Heinrich Thiessen, 1755-1976
    • Thiessen, Jacob W. (2001) From Trembling Aspen to Ponderosa Pine
  • TOEWS
    • Siemens, Henry J., et. al (1983) The Story of Johan and Helena (Toews) Hiebert and Descendents
    • Toews, C.C., et al (1983) Cornelius P. Toews, 1872-1966
  • UNRAU
    • Unrau Family (1982) Unrau Genealogy
  • WALL
    • Elsie (Andres) Wiebe (1923- ) fonds. 1976-1998. — 2 cm of textual records. 1 photograph
    • Wiebe, Elsie (1995). German Wall Book. Calgary, AB: Author
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of Aron Wall
  • WARKENTIN
    • Family Goerzen, Erna (2003) Frintschoft
  • WIEBE
    • Downey, Glen (2003) Descendants of Abraham Wiebe
    • Wiebe, Joel A., Vernon R. Wiebe & Raymond F. Wiebe (1974) The Groening / Wiebe Family
    • Penner, Peter n.d. Documents Relevant to the Wiebe Family Reunion
    • Wiebe, Elsie (1997) Wiebe Family Tree
  • WILLMS
    • Peters K. (1973) Genealogy of Cornelius Willms, 1730-1972