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Our Genealogy Helper for Iron Springs ...

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 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 Iron Springs:

  • 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 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.

  • Huntsville Cemetery
  • Albion Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albion Ridge Cemetery
    • The Albion Ridge Cemetery is located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Picture Butte.More accurately, Albion Ridge Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Iron Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion Ridge Cemetery
  • Royal View Memorial Cemetery
  • Bowville Cemetery
  • St. Patrick 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.More precisely, Archmount Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Iron Springs.
    • 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>
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Enchant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Enchant Cemetery
    • Enchant Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Iron Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enchant Cemetery
  • Barnwell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnwell Cemetery
    • Barnwell Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Iron Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnwell Cemetery
  • Retlaw Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Retlaw Cemetery
    • Retlaw Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Iron Springs.
    • Retlaw Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Retlaw Municipal Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Retlaw Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2447796<1>
  • Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
    • The Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the north of Taber.More precisely, Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Iron Springs.
    • Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Taber Cemetery
    • Taber Memorial Cemetery
    • Taber Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2207513<1>
  • Orton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orton Cemetery
    • Orton Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Iron Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orton Cemetery
  • Continue List   (18 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: 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 from Point A (ie- Iron Springs) 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 Iron Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Iron SpringsOur 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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