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Our Genealogy Helper for Edson ...
We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:
By learning about Edson (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 Edson. 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 Edson ...
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.
Prior to its current name of Edson, it was known as Heatherwood.
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.
A Few Details for Edson ...
While it's still very early in our research, we found that:
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 Edson:
Cemeteries Near Edson ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Edson.
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).
We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Edson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Edson.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Edson: www.townofedson.ca/
The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/
Thank you for visiting our website.
In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified/updated: 05 Sep 2023