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Claresholm, Alberta

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Our Genealogy Helper for Claresholm ...

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 Claresholm (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 Claresholm. 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 Claresholm ...

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

  • The community of Claresholm was founded in 1903.
  • It was incorporated in 1905.

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 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 Claresholm:

  • 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 Claresholm ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Claresholm.

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

  • Claresholm Cemetery
  • Five Mile Peace Lutheran Cemetery
  • St. Vincent RC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Vincent RC Cemetery
    • St. Vincent RC Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Claresholm.
    • St. Vincent RC Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Vincent Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Vincent RC Cemetery
  • Stavely Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stavely Cemetery
    • The Stavely Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Stavely.More precisely, Stavely Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Claresholm.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stavely Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2135597<1>
  • Granum Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Granum Cemetery
    • The Granum Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Granum.To be precise, Granum Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Claresholm.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granum Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2225492<1>
  • Alston Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alston Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Alston Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Alston Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Claresholm.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alston Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Union Cemetery
    • Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Holy Cross Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Claresholm.
      • Holy Cross Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Ft. MacLeod Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2427812<1>
    • Nanton Town Cemetery
    • St. Cecilia RC Cemetery
    • Champion Cemetery
    • Orton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orton Cemetery
      • Orton Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Claresholm.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orton Cemetery
    • Vulcan Cemetery
    • Albion Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albion Ridge Cemetery
      • The Albion Ridge Cemetery is located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Picture Butte.Stated another way, Albion Ridge Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Claresholm.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion Ridge Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Claresholm ...

While our initial data about Claresholm came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Claresholm 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 Claresholm.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Claresholm:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

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:
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Claresholm) 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 Claresholm. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ClaresholmOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Claresholm. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.0333, Longitude: -113.5833    
<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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