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Our Genealogy Helper

Introduction ...

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 Ankerton (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 Ankerton. 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 Ankerton ...

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.

Ankerton was originally named Campbelltown

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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites 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 Ankerton:

Cemeteries Near Ankerton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ankerton.

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

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

  • St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, Spring Lake
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Green View Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • The Green View Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Green View / Rosalind United Church Cemetery
    • Greenview Cemetery
    • Rosalind United Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green View Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2402527 <1>
  • St. Martin RC Cemetery
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Rosalind Cemetery
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • The Rosalind Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Elizabeth of Prague Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Elizabeth of Prague Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosalind Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2435765 <1>
  • Daysland Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Spruce Coulee Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Strome Catholic Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Melville Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Melville Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Kelsey.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Melville Cemetery
  • Ferry Point Church Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Fairview Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Donalda Cemetery
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Donalda Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Donalda.
    • The Donalda Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Donalda Village Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Donalda Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2454924 <1>
  • Continue List   (33 more) ...

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ankerton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>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:
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ankerton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ankerton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.7280, Longitude: -112.3263    


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This page was last modified/updated: 19 Feb 2024