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Burmis, Alberta

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Our Genealogy Helper for Burmis ...

So far, we have found very little information about Burmis. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Burmis to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Burmis, please Contact Us.

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 Burmis (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 Burmis. 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 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 Burmis:

  • 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
    • Stories from British Columbia

Cemeteries Near Burmis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burmis.

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

  • Passburg Cemetery
  • Bellevue Union Cemetery
  • St. Cyril's Catholic Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Mines Cemetery
  • United Doukhobors of Alberta Cemetery
  • Lille Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Annes RC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Annes RC Cemetery
      • The St. Annes RC Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the north of Blairmore.To be precise, St. Annes RC Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Burmis.
      • St. Annes RC Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Blairmore Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Annes RC Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2316391<2>
    • Blairmore Union Cemetery (New)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blairmore Union Cemetery (New)
      • The Blairmore Union Cemetery (New) is located outside and to the north of Blairmore.To be more accurate, Blairmore Union Cemetery (New) lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Burmis.
      • Blairmore Union Cemetery (New) has also been known as:
      • Miner's Union New Cemetery
      • New Blairmore Union Cemetery
      • New Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blairmore Union Cemetery (New)
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2445875<2>
    • Blairmore Union Cemetery (Old)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blairmore Union Cemetery (Old)
      • The Blairmore Union Cemetery (Old) is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northeast of Blairmore.Stated another way, Blairmore Union Cemetery (Old) lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Burmis.
      • Blairmore Union Cemetery (Old) has also been known as:
      • Blairmore Union Cemetery
      • Old Blairmore Union Cemetery
      • Old Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blairmore Union Cemetery (Old)
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2274934<2>
    • Cowley Cemetery
    • Coleman Union Cemetery
    • Coleman Catholic Cemetery
    • Livingstone Cemetery
    • Pincher Creek Colony
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pincher Creek Colony
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Pincher Creek Colony. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Pincher Creek Colony lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east of Burmis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pincher Creek Colony
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2660492<2>
    • Pincher Creek Pioneer Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Burmis ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us 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 Burmis.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Shell Oil Road Map for Southern Alberta (1951)

Published by Shell Oil Company

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Burmis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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:
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Burmis) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burmis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BurmisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burmis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5562, Longitude: -114.2952    
<4>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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