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Our Genealogy Helper for Carstairs ...

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 Carstairs (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 Carstairs. 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.

A Few Details for Carstairs ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • The community of Carstairs was founded in 1903.
  • It was incorporated in 1966.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Carstairs:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Carstairs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carstairs.

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

  • Carstairs Cemetery
  • Didsbury Cemetery
  • Crossfield Cemetery
  • Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • The Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery is located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Carstairs.Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Carstairs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
  • Olds Cemetery
  • Hainstock Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cremona Cemetery
    • Airdrie Cemetery
    • West Brook Cemetery
    • Big Prairie Cemetery
    • Mayton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mayton Cemetery
      • The Mayton Cemetery is located outside and to the northwest of Torrington.To be precise, Mayton Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Carstairs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayton Cemetery
    • Eagle Hill Cemetery
    • Acme Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Acme Cemetery
      • The Acme Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Acme.Acme Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Carstairs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2295690<2>
    • St. Andrew's Cemetery
    • St. Mary's RC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary's RC Cemetery
      • The St. Mary's RC Cemetery is located in Cochrane.To be more precise, St. Mary's RC Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Carstairs.
      • St. Mary's RC Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Mary's RC Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mary's RC Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1980174<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Carstairs ...

While our initial data about Carstairs came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Carstairs in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find 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 Carstairs.

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

Shell Oil Road Map for Southern Alberta (1951)

Published by Shell Oil Company

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carstairs: www.carstairs.ca/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carstairs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carstairs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarstairsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carstairs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.5620, Longitude: -114.0958    
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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