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Our Genealogy Helper for Fort MacLeod ...

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 Fort MacLeod (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 Fort MacLeod. 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 Fort MacLeod ...

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 Fort MacLeod: Ft. MacLeod

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 first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Fort MacLeod:

  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from Alberta

Cemeteries Near Fort MacLeod ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fort MacLeod.

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

  • Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
  • Orton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orton Cemetery
    • Orton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Fort MacLeod.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orton Cemetery
  • 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 more accurate, Granum Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Fort MacLeod.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granum Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2225492<1>
  • Five Mile Peace Lutheran Cemetery
  • Springridge Mennonite Cemetery
  • Claresholm Cemetery
  • Archmount Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Archmount Cemetery
    • The Archmount Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Lethbridge.To be more accurate, Archmount Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Fort MacLeod.
    • Archmount Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Archmount Memorial Garden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archmount Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2146605<1>
  • Glenwood Cemetery
  • Brocket Colony Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brocket Colony Cemetery
    • Brocket Colony Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Fort MacLeod.
    • Brocket Colony Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Brocket Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brocket Colony Cemetery
  • St. Patrick Cemetery
  • Hartley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hartley Cemetery
    • Hartley Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Fort MacLeod.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley Cemetery
  • Continue List   (27 more) ...
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
      • The Mountain View Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the southwest of Lethbridge.To be more precise, Mountain View Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Fort MacLeod.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2146604<1>
    • Royal View Memorial Cemetery
    • Fishburn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fishburn Cemetery
      • Fishburn Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Fort MacLeod.
      • Fishburn Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Fishburn United Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishburn Cemetery

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

The official website for Fort MacLeod: www.town.fortmacleod.ab.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>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- Fort MacLeod) 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 Fort MacLeod. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort MacLeodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort MacLeod. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7217, Longitude: -113.4004    




 

 

 

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This page was last modified/updated: 29 Jan 2023