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Our Genealogy Helper for High River ...

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 River (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 River. 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 River ...

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 River: High Riv.

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 High River:

  • 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 River ...

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

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

  • Highwood Cemetery
  • Mt. View Mennonite Cemetery
  • Frankburg Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Frankburg Cemetery
    • Frankburg Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of High River.
    • Frankburg Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Frankburg Mormon Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankburg Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2404290<1>
  • Blackie Cemetery
  • Okotoks Cemetery
  • Davisburg Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Cecilia RC Cemetery
    • Nanton Town Cemetery
    • Dalemead Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dalemead Cemetery
      • Dalemead Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of High River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalemead Cemetery
    • Chevra Kadisha Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chevra Kadisha Cemetery
      • The Chevra Kadisha Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Calgary.Stated another way, Chevra Kadisha Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of High River.
      • Chevra Kadisha Cemetery has also been known as:
      • 37th Street Cemetery
      • Jewish Cemetery
      • Jewish Memorial Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chevra Kadisha Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2263707<1>
    • Jewish Memorial Chapel Cemetery
    • Vulcan Cemetery
    • St. Vincent RC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Vincent RC Cemetery
      • St. Vincent RC Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of High River.
      • St. Vincent RC Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery
      • St. Vincent Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Vincent 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 River. See our List of 1890's Communities around High River.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for High River ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for High River: www.highriver.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- High River) 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 River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from High RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in High River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.5802, Longitude: -113.8708    






















 

 

 

 

 


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