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Our Genealogy Helper for Lake Louise ...

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 Lake Louise (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 Lake Louise. 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 Lake Louise ...

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 Lake Louise: Lk. Louise

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 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 Lake Louise:

  • 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
    • Stories from British Columbia

Cemeteries Near Lake Louise ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lake Louise.

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lake Louise ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us 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 Lake Louise.

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 Lake Louise. See our Misc Page for Lake Louise for more information.

Railroad Mentions for Lake Louise:

Our notes show that we found a railroad map (origin and date unknown) that showed the location of Lake Louise. We'll be adding more detail later.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lake Louise: www.discoverlakelouise.com/

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























 

 

 

 

 


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