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Our Genealogy Helper for Bow River ...

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 Bow River (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 Bow River. 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 Bow River ...

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.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Bow River: Bow Riv.

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 visit 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 Bow River:

  • 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 Bow River ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bow River.

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

  • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
  • Burdett Community Cemetery
  • Purple Springs Cemetery
  • Assumption Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Assumption Cemetery
    • The Assumption Cemetery is located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Grassy Lake.More accurately, Assumption Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Bow River.
    • Assumption Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Assumption Catholic Cemetery
    • Assumption RC Cemetery
    • Grassy Lake Catholic Cemetery
    • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Assumption Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2214187<2>
  • Bow Island Cemetery
  • Westview Cemetery of Grassy Lake
  • Continue List ...
    • Rolling Hills Cemetery
    • Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
      • The Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the north of Taber.Stated another way, Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bow River.
      • Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Taber Cemetery
      • Taber Memorial Cemetery
      • Taber Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2207513<2>
    • Retlaw Cemetery
    • Fertile Plains Cemetery
    • Barnwell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnwell Cemetery
      • Barnwell Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bow River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnwell Cemetery
    • St. Joseph's Cemetery
    • Whitla Cemetery
    • Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery
      • The Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Alderson.To be more precise, Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Bow River.
      • Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Alderson Cemetery
      • Carlstadt Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery
    • Scandia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scandia Cemetery
      • Scandia Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bow River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scandia Cemetery

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bow River. 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- Bow River) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bow River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9333, Longitude: -111.7000    
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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