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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 Iron Springs (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 Iron Springs. 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 Iron Springs ...

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 Iron Springs: Iron Spgs. (or less commonly used: Iron Spngs. or Iron Sprngs.)

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 Iron Springs:

Cemeteries Near Iron Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Iron Springs.

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

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

  • Huntsville Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
  • Albion Ridge Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Royal View Memorial Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Bowville Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • St. Patrick Cemetery
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Archmount Cemetery
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Archmount Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Lethbridge.
    • The Archmount Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Archmount Memorial Garden
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Archmount Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2146605 <1>
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Enchant Cemetery
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
  • Barnwell Cemetery
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Retlaw Cemetery
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
  • Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the north of Taber.
    • The Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Taber Cemetery
    • Taber Memorial Cemetery
    • Taber Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2207513 <1>
  • Orton Cemetery
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Iron Springs. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Iron Springs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9281, Longitude: -112.6860    


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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Apr 2024