Know Some History?  Please Share!

History Check offers a unique opportunity to preserve and share the history of the northern half of the province – and the entire province at a later date.

Each community and region has its unique heritage and history, and we are asking for your help in documenting it.  Some sites will be of interest to the public and others will be pieces of information to record in our database for researchers to access.

Each site listing or Point of Interest allows for a variety of information.  Photos, links to reference materials and historical information about the site can all be included.

Whether you have all or one piece of information, our search functions allow us to tie bits and pieces together to complete the story or a person, place, event or era of Alberta’s past.

Current or historical photos can be used.  Many Archives have given us permission to use photos with the proper credits so please include their name and accession numbers.

Front Screen

For app users, this is the starting screen that offers choices for more information.

Photo Gallery

Allowing for 3 images this screen can show the past or present view of the site.

Info or Story

A complete story or request for more information can be added.

Reference Links

Online reference links provide more information for users and historians alike.

The above example shows how History Check is able to share historic information with the public.  We have shown you the foundation that can be utilized in a variety of different ways to share historical sites and other attractions.  Each is placed by GPS Coordinates.  Our search feature allows for cross referencing of place names, people, events and eras.  Results are displayed in a list or a map format, allowing people to see our history where it took place.

The example below shows how revolutionary History Check is for people searching for historical sites and stories – or even other attractions and services.

Download the History Check Heritage & Tourism App Click Here.

Search Function

List Display

Map Display

Please use the form below to share your information.  

(HPOI = Historical Point of Interest – ODEF is our database name)

Submit HPOI for ODEF

  • Enter in 5 words or so (approx) as to what you like your Historical Point of Interest TITLE to appear as a map marker in our HistoryCheck app - Title Limited to 32 Characters
  • Please enter the name of the municipality, (city, town, suburb, community, village, hamlet, county, municipal district), or First Nations, or Metis Settlement this Historical POI is located within.
  • What is the closest service centre to where your business or organization is located?
  • Please add the GPS coordinates for the submitted HPO's location (the more accurate, the better). If you have problems entering in your GPS coordinates information here, please be sure to include it within your HPOI Description. This form accepts GPS coordinates in following format. N 55.000000 W -114.111111
  • We accept HPOI graphic images in JPG, GIF, PNG, or TIFF format
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, gif, pdf, tiff.
    • Many Historical Points of Interests may already have detailed information shared at at another location on the Internet. If you know of a location where there is more information on this Point of Interest, please share it here. WHEN entering in your website address, please be sure to start with HTTP://
    • Enter in a text description would you like added to the Historical Point of Interest within the HistoryCheck App & website. Include up to 1500 characters. All description content is subject to FNHAS Administration approval.
    • Some Historical Points of Interests already have Facebook pages and groups established. If you know of one for the submitted HPOI, please enter in the URL address of that page or group. Please be sure to enter the full website address for your account, starting with HTTP://
    • Some Historical Points of Interests have Twitter accounts established. If you know of one for the submitted HPOI, please enter in the URL address of that page or group. Please be sure to enter the full website address for your account, starting with HTTP://
      Historical Points of Interest submissions need to be verified. Please complete the Submitter's Contact Information below related to the above HPOI submission.
    • Please listing the individual that should be contacted about this HPOI and it's verification process.
    • Please enter in the street address and/or mailing information for contacting this HPOI's submitter.
    • Please enter in the URL address of submitter's Facebook Profile, starting with HTTP:// for your business or organization services.
    • Please enter in the URL of your personal Twitter account. Please enter in the full Twitter website address, starting with HTTP://
    • Please enter in the Linked-In URL for the Submitter of this HPOI. Please enter in the full Linked-In website address, starting with HTTP://
    • Historical Point of Interest Verification Processes
      We will be in contact with the HPOI submitter when we are completing our verification and review processes for your Sponsorship Application submission. Due to the overwhelming interest in Historical Point of Interest submissions, our HPOI verification process may take a week or more.
    • Terms & Conditions of Sponsorship:
      In submitting this Historical Point of Interest through our online form, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
      • That you have authority and are authorized to submit this Historical Point of Interest for consideration of addition to the HistoryCheck app.
      • That you understand that HPOI Submitters are reviewed from time to time, and that you will be contacted to during the HPOI confirmation process. ul>
      • In submitting this form, you acknowledge and confirm you are authorized to give permission to FHNAS to process your sponsorship application for placement on the FHNAS website and app and browser services. Additionally, giving permission to FHNAS to contact me at any point in the future, by the information provided above; to confirm, validate, or update the information provided and FHNAS related services.
      • Questions? Please call Sheila at (780) 805-1390

        Friends of Historical Northern Alberta Society (FHNAS)
        PO Box 118, Smith, AB, Canada T0G2B0
        Phone: (780) 805-1390

        Or, contact us using our FHNAS Online Contact Form

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