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Our Genealogy Helper for Cairns ...

So far, we have 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 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 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 start with 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 Cairns:

  • 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 Saskatchewan

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.

  • Cadogan Cemetery
  • Cadogan Lutheran Cemetery
  • Home Valley Cemetery
  • Setting Sun Cemetery
  • Cadogan West Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cadogan West Cemetery
    • 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>
    • Cadogan West Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Cairns.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cadogan West Cemetery
  • Skyline Lutheran Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sardis Lutheran Cemetery
    • Provost Mennonite Cemetery
    • Provost Cemetery
    • Czar Lutheran Cemetery
    • Rosenheim Cemetery
    • Lakeview Cemetery
    • Lakeroad Cemetery
    • Brown Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Family Cemetery
      • 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>
      • Brown Family Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the west of Cairns.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Family Cemetery
    • St. Andrew RC Cemetery

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.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cairns ...

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 Cairns.

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

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Western Canada
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Walker, Mike

Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2006

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

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

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: 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.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cairns) 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 Cairns. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CairnsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cairns. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3472, Longitude: -110.5556    






















 

 

 

 

 


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