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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 Blackfalds (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 Blackfalds. 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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Blackfalds:

Cemeteries Near Blackfalds ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blackfalds.

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

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

  • Blackfalds Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
  • Woody Nook Christian Reformed Church Cemetery
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Mt. Calvary RC Cemetery
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Red Deer Cemetery
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Fairview Cemetery
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Fairview Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Lacombe.
    • The Fairview Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Lacombe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2239693 <1>
  • Aspelund Cemetery
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Aspelund Cemetery is located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Red Deer.
    • The Aspelund Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Aspeland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aspelund Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2500225 <1>
  • Alto Reste Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Alto Reste Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the east of Red Deer.
    • The Alto Reste Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Alto - Reste Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alto Reste Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2131209 <1>
  • Bentley Colony Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Bentley Colony Cemetery is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Bentley.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bentley Colony Cemetery
  • Bentley Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Bentley Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Lakeview Cemetery
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • West Meadows Cemetery
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Continue List   (18 more) ...

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

The official website for Blackfalds:

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blackfalds) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackfalds. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3809, Longitude: -113.7954    


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