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Our Genealogy Helper

Introduction ...

So far, we found very little information about Alderson. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Alderson to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alderson, please Contact Us.


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Alderson (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Alderson. 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.

Name Variations for Alderson ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

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

Over the years, Alderson had several name changes:

  • Prior to its current name of Alderson, it was known as Carlstadt.
  • Before changing to Carlstadt, it was named Langevin.
  • Alderson was originally named Langevin

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

A Few Details for Alderson ...

While it's still very early in our research, we found that:

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

Cemeteries Near Alderson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alderson.

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 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 Alderson covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Alderson, with the one closest to Alderson listed first.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alderson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alderson.

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alderson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.









 

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This page was last modified/updated: 19 Feb 2024