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Our Genealogy Helper for Botha ...

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 Botha (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 Botha. 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 Botha:

  • 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 Botha ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Botha.

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

  • Woodland Cemetery
  • Lake View Cemetery
  • Omega Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Omega Cemetery
    • Omega Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Botha.
    • Omega Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Gadsby Cemetery
    • Gadsby Omega Cemetery
    • Omega Gadsby Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2388936<2>
  • Red Willow Cemetery
  • Halkirk Cemetery
  • Liberal Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Erskine Cemetery
    • Lakeview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeview Cemetery
      • Lakeview Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Botha.
      • Lakeview Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Fenn Cemetery
      • lake View Cemetery
      • Lakeview / Fenn Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2641255<2>
    • 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.Donalda Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Botha.
      • Donalda Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Donalda Village Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donalda Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2454924<2>
    • Spruce Coulee Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
    • Tail Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tail Creek Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Tail Creek Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Tail Creek Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Botha.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tail Creek Cemetery
    • Byemoor Cemetery
    • Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Great Bend Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Botha ...

While our initial data about Botha came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Botha 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 Botha.

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

Shell Oil Road Map for Southern Alberta (1951)

Published by Shell Oil Company

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Botha) 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 Botha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BothaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Botha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3075, Longitude: -112.5243    
<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.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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