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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 Calgary (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 Calgary. 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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Calgary:

Cemeteries Near Calgary ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Calgary.

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

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

  • St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
  • Queen's Park Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Queen's Park Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Calgary.
    • The Queen's Park Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Calgary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Queen's Park Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #639344 <1>
  • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
  • St. Mary's Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
  • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • 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>
  • Jewish Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Jewish Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Calgary.
    • The Jewish Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Calgary Jewish Cemetery
    • Erlton Jewish Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jewish Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2172228 <1>
  • Chinese Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
  • Union Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
  • Burnsland Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
  • Mountain View Memorial Gardens
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Continue List   (15 more) ...
    • Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
      • 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>
    • Chevra Kadisha Cemetery
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
      • 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
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)

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

The official website for Calgary: www.calgary.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.









 

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This page was last modified/updated: 19 Feb 2024