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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 Bragg Creek (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 Bragg Creek. 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 Bragg Creek ...

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 Bragg Creek: Bragg Crk. (or less commonly used: Bragg Ck. or Bragg Cr.)

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 turn to 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 Bragg Creek:

Cemeteries Near Bragg Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bragg Creek.

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

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

  • Springbank United Church Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 <1>
  • St. Andrew's Cemetery
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • St. Mary's RC Cemetery
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Mitford Cemetery
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • 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.<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitford Cemetery
  • Chevra Kadisha Cemetery
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Chevra Kadisha Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Calgary.
    • The Chevra Kadisha Cemetery has also been known as:
    • 37th Street Cemetery
    • Jewish Cemetery
    • Jewish Memorial Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chevra Kadisha Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2263707 <1>
  • Jewish Memorial Chapel Cemetery
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Wesley Cemetery
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
  • St. Mary's Cemetery
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
  • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
  • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Calgary.
    • The St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Roman Catholic (RC) Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2236429 <1>
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Union Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Burnsland Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Chinese Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)

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

The official website for Bragg Creek: www.braggcreek.ca/

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

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: findagrave.com.
<2>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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This page was last modified/updated: 19 Feb 2024