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Our Genealogy Helper for High Prairie ...

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 High Prairie (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 High Prairie. 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 High Prairie ...

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 High Prairie: High Pr.

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 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 High Prairie:

  • 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 High Prairie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of High Prairie.

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

  • High Prairie & District Cemetery
  • Guy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Guy Cemetery
    • Guy Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of High Prairie.
    • Guy Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Guy Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guy Cemetery
  • Blessed Mary Greek Catholic RC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blessed Mary Greek Catholic RC Cemetery
    • Blessed Mary Greek Catholic RC Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of High Prairie.
    • Blessed Mary Greek Catholic RC Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Guy Blessed Mary Greek Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blessed Mary Greek Catholic RC Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for High Prairie ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Shell Oil Road Map for Southern Alberta (1951)

Published by Shell Oil Company

for High Prairie. See our Misc Page for High Prairie for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for High Prairie: www.highprairie.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- High Prairie) 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 High Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from High PrairieOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.4333, Longitude: -116.4833    






















 

 

 

 

 


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This page was last modified: 27 Jul 2021