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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 Bottrell (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 Bottrell. 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 Bottrell ...

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.

Other variations include: Botterel and Bottrel.

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 websites either 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 Bottrell:

Cemeteries Near Bottrell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bottrell.

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

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

  • West Brook Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
  • Cremona Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Cremona Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Cremona.
    • The Cremona Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Cemona Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cremona Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2513584 <2>
  • Big Prairie Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Mitford Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Mitford Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitford Cemetery
  • St. Andrew's Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • St. Mary's RC Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Carstairs Cemetery
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Crossfield Cemetery
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
  • Wesley Cemetery
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Springbank United Church Cemetery
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
  • Airdrie Cemetery
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
  • Bergen Cemetery
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Didsbury Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Eden Brook Memorial Gardens is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Calgary.
      • The Eden Brook Memorial Gardens has also been known as:
      • Holy Family Catholic Cemetery
      • Holy Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #1035052 <2>
    • Queen's Park Cemetery
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Queen's Park Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Calgary.
      • The Queen's Park Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Calgary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Queen's Park Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #639344 <2>

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bottrell. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bottrell) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bottrell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4021, Longitude: -114.4704    
<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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