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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 Joffre (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 Joffre. 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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Joffre:

Cemeteries Near Joffre ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Joffre.

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

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

  • Alto Reste Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Alto Reste Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the east of Red Deer.
    • The Alto Reste Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Alto - Reste Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alto Reste Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2131209 <1>
  • Red Deer Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Blackfalds Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Mt. Calvary RC Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Fairview Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Fairview Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Lacombe.
    • The Fairview Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Lacombe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2239693 <1>
  • Tees Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Holy Trinity Anglican Church Cemetery
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Horn Hill Cemetery
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Delburne Cemetery
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Alix Cemetery
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Alix Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northeast of Alix.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alix Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2298412 <1>
  • Woody Nook Christian Reformed Church Cemetery
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Great Bend Cemetery
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Continue List   (24 more) ...
    • Aspelund Cemetery
      (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Aspelund Cemetery is located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Red Deer.
      • The Aspelund Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Aspeland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aspelund Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2500225 <1>
    • Earlville Rutherford Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Tail Creek Cemetery
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Tail Creek Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tail Creek Cemetery

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Joffre. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Joffre) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Joffre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3362, Longitude: -113.5373    
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.


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This page was last modified/updated: 19 Feb 2024