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Cooking Lake, Alberta

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Our Genealogical Helper for Cooking Lake ...

Although we found mention of Cooking Lake during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Cooking Lake was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Cooking Lake (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Cooking Lake. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Cooking Lake ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Cooking Lake.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cooking Lake: Cooking Lk.

Cemeteries Near Cooking Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cooking Lake.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Cooking Lake covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery    
      9 miles [14.5 km]<2>  
  NW Glenwood Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WNW South Haven Municipal Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Our Lady of Peace Cemetery [Map]      
      15 miles [24.1 km]  
  N Agricola / St. Paul's Cemetery [Map]      
      16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SSE Wilhelmina Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chevra Kadisha Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
      17 miles [27.4 km]  
  W Heimtal Moravian Cemetery [Map]      
      18 miles [29 km]  
  NW Evergreen Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Little Mountain Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rosehill Cemetery [Map]      


Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Cooking Lake:

These websites are specific to Alberta:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     CanadaGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alberta:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alberta
Canada GenWeb:     Cemetery Project for Alberta
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alberta     Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Gravemarker Gallery:     Directory for Alberta     Cemeteries of Alberta

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alberta

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Cooking Lake and then turned east". While Cooking Lake could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Cooking Lake as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Cooking Lake could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alberta community named Cooking Lake.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Cooking Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cooking Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cooking Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cooking Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cooking Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.4131, Longitude: -113.1185     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cooking Lake.


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