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Athabasca, Alberta

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Our Genealogy Helper for Athabasca (aka 'Athabaska') ...

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 Athabasca (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 Athabasca. 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 Athabasca ...

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.

Athabasca has also been known as: Athabaska.

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 start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Athabasca:

  • 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 Athabasca ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Athabasca.

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

  • Athabasca Municipal Cemetery
  • St. Alban Cemetery
  • Meanook Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meanook Cemetery
    • The Meanook Cemetery is located outside and to the northwest of Meanook.To be precise, Meanook Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Athabasca.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meanook Cemetery
  • Ferguson District Cemetery
  • Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery
    • Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Athabasca.
    • Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Amber Valley Cemetery
    • Amber Valley / Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2302070<1>
  • Cash Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Boyle Municipal Cemetery
    • St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery
      • St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Athabasca.
      • St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Alphonsus Cemetery
      • St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery
    • Donatville RC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Donatville RC Cemetery
      • Donatville RC Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Athabasca.
      • Donatville RC Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Donatville Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donatville RC Cemetery
    • Mother of Perpetual Help Cemetery
    • Grassland Cemetery
    • Peaceful Pines Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Athabasca ...

While our initial data about Athabasca came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Athabasca in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find 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 Athabasca.

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

Written by: Walker, Mike

Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2006

Shell Oil Road Map for Southern Alberta (1951)

Published by Shell Oil Company

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Athabasca:

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Athabasca) 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 Athabasca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AthabascaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Athabasca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7194, Longitude: -113.2858    






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