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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 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 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 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 Claresholm:

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.

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

  • Claresholm Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
  • Five Mile Peace Lutheran Cemetery
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • St. Vincent RC Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • The St. Vincent RC Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Vincent Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Vincent RC Cemetery
  • Stavely Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Granum Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Granum Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Granum.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Granum Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2225492 <1>
  • Alston Cemetery
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • 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.<2>
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Alston Cemetery is located 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Carmangay.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alston Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Union Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northeast of Fort MacLeod.
    • The Union Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ft. MacLeod
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #1968318 <1>
  • Holy Cross Cemetery
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Holy Cross Cemetery is located outside and to the northeast of Fort MacLeod.
    • The Holy Cross Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ft. MacLeod Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2427812 <1>
  • Nanton Town Cemetery
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
  • St. Cecilia RC Cemetery
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
  • Champion Cemetery
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
  • Orton Cemetery
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Vulcan Cemetery
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Albion Ridge Cemetery
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)

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.

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>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.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Claresholm) to Point B.Our 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    


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