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Our Genealogy Helper for Cochrane ...

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 Cochrane (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 Cochrane. 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 Cochrane ...

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

  • The community of Cochrane was established in 1881.
  • It was incorporated as a town in 1971.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Cochrane:

  • 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 Cochrane ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cochrane.

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

  • St. Mary's RC Cemetery
  • St. Andrew's Cemetery
  • Mitford Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitford Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Mitford Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitford Cemetery
  • Springbank United Church Cemetery
  • Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
    • Eden Brook Memorial Gardens lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Cochrane.
    • Eden Brook Memorial Gardens has also been known as:
    • Holy Family Catholic Cemetery
    • Holy Family Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1035052<1>
  • West Brook Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Wesley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wesley Cemetery
      • Wesley Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west of Cochrane.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Cemetery
    • St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery
      • St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Barnabas Anglican Church Yard Cemetery
      • St. Barnabas Anglican Churchyard Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2235517<1>
    • Queen's Park Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Queen's Park Cemetery
      • The Queen's Park Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Calgary.More accurately, Queen's Park Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of Cochrane.
      • Queen's Park Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Calgary Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen's Park Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #639344<1>
    • St. Marys Cemetery
    • St. Mary's Cemetery
    • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
      • The St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Calgary.To be precise, St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Cochrane.
      • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Roman Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2236429<1>
    • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
    • Burnsland Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cochrane ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cochrane: www.cochrane.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.
<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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cochrane) 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 Cochrane. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CochraneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cochrane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.1893, Longitude: -114.4752    






















 

 

 

 

 


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