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Our Genealogy Helper for Ankerton ...

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 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 first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alberta

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.

  • St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, Spring Lake
  • Green View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green View Cemetery
    • Green View Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Green View / Rosalind United Church Cemetery
    • Greenview Cemetery
    • Rosalind United Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green View Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2402527<1>
  • St. Martin RC Cemetery
  • Rosalind Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosalind Cemetery
    • Rosalind Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Ankerton.
    • Rosalind Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Elizabeth of Prague Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Elizabeth of Prague Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosalind Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2435765<1>
  • Daysland Cemetery
  • Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Spruce Coulee Cemetery
    • Strome Catholic Cemetery
    • Melville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Melville Cemetery
      • The Melville Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Kelsey.To be more accurate, Melville Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Ankerton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melville Cemetery
    • Ferry Point Church Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
    • Donalda Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Donalda Cemetery
      • The Donalda Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Donalda.More accurately, Donalda Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Ankerton.
      • Donalda Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Donalda Village Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donalda Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2454924<1>
    • Bawlf Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bawlf Cemetery
      • Bawlf Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Ankerton.
      • Bawlf Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Bawlf / Park Cemetery
      • Park Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bawlf Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2509712<1>
    • Forestburg Public Cemetery
    • Meeting Creek Cemetery

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.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ankerton ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ankerton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Western Canada
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Walker, Mike

Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2006

for Ankerton. See our Misc Page for Ankerton for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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: https://www.alberta.ca/

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: findagrave.com.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ankerton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ankerton. 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 AnkertonOur 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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