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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 College Heights (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 College Heights. 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.

Name Variations for College Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for College Heights: College Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 College Heights:

Cemeteries Near College Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of College Heights.

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

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

  • Fairview Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Fairview Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Lacombe.
    • The Fairview Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Lacombe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2239693 <1>
  • Blackfalds Cemetery
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Woody Nook Christian Reformed Church Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Bentley Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Bentley Colony Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Bentley Colony Cemetery is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Bentley.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bentley Colony Cemetery
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bentley Colony Cemetery
  • Aspelund Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Aspelund Cemetery is located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Red Deer.
    • The Aspelund Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Aspeland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aspelund Cemetery
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Aspelund Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2500225 <1>
  • Forest Home Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Bentley Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Mt. Calvary RC Cemetery
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Red Deer Cemetery
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Alto Reste Cemetery
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Alto Reste Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the east of Red Deer.
    • The Alto Reste Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Alto - Reste Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alto Reste Cemetery
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Alto Reste Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2131209 <1>
  • Dakota United Church Cemetery
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Continue List   (21 more) ...

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for College Heights. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- College Heights) 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 College Heights. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from College HeightsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in College Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.4922, Longitude: -113.7209    




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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023