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Our Genealogy Helper

Introduction ...

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

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

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 Cairns (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 Cairns. 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 first visit 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 Cairns:

Cemeteries Near Cairns ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cairns.

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

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

  • Cadogan Cemetery
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Cadogan Lutheran Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Home Valley Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Setting Sun Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Cadogan West Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Cadogan West Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cadogan West Cemetery
  • Skyline Lutheran Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Sardis Lutheran Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Provost Mennonite Cemetery
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Provost Cemetery
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Czar Lutheran Cemetery
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Rosenheim Cemetery
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Lakeview Cemetery
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Lakeroad Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Brown Family Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Brown Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Family Cemetery
    • St. Andrew RC Cemetery
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)

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

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 Cairns, 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>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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