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Alberta Storytellers – Preserve Community History – Historical Stories

Alberta History Storytellers – Every family photo has a story attached to it. We encourage you to share your story, preserve your family heritage – share your story with@HistoryCheckApp. Our project relies on Albertans, like yourself, taking the time to share – your participation is important. Take the time to tell your heritage story as a piece of Alberta History.

What happens when you share your Alberta Heritage story with FHNAS?

The story is review for inclusion on the @HistoryCheckApp map as a Historical Point of Interest (HPOI). We encourage you to offer as much detail as you can, as some family stories will be followed up on, for research purposes by educational and preservation / research organizations. As FHNAScollaborates with a network of municipal, regional, private, provincial, and federal historical, anthropology, cultural, resources, organizations, archives, and museums. Our purpose to promote Northern Alberta History through a self-guided, interactive,tour guide travel companion application for Android and IOS (Apple) devices. Contributing your family historical story helps preserve your community’s heritage.

No matter where you live, you know that your own community has ‘gems’ of knowledge that, unfortunately and typically, only ‘locals’ know about it. It’s the type of historical knowledge passed along at coffee shops, church luncheons, and community gatherings. Someone mentions it, some one adds what they know to it, and within the span of minutes community specific local heritage lives on. Help FHNAS share those historical ‘gems’ of your community – let the world know how rich and colorful Northern Alberta Heritage is.

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://
    • HPOI SUBMITTER's CONTACT INFORMATION
      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 HistoryCheck.ca 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
        Email:

        Or, contact us using our FHNAS Online Contact Form

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    About the Author:

    Senior Consultant from Kodiak Studio responsible for the development and deployment of the FHNAS website and History Check App Project.

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