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Our Genealogy Helper for Okotoks ...

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 Okotoks (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 Okotoks. 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.

A Few Details for Okotoks ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • The community of Okotoks was founded in 1891.
  • It was incorporated in 1904.

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 Okotoks:

  • 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 Okotoks ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Okotoks.

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

  • Okotoks Cemetery
  • Davisburg Cemetery
  • Mt. View Mennonite Cemetery
  • Highwood 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.More accurately, Chevra Kadisha Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Okotoks.
    • 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
  • Continue List ...
    • Blackie Cemetery
    • Dalemead Cemetery
    • Frankburg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Frankburg Cemetery
      • Frankburg Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Okotoks.
      • 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>
    • St. Marys Cemetery
    • St. Mary's Cemetery
    • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
    • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
      • The St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Calgary.St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Okotoks.
      • St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Roman Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2236429<1>
    • Chinese Cemetery
    • Jewish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jewish Cemetery
      • The Jewish Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Calgary.To be precise, Jewish Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Okotoks.
      • Jewish Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Calgary Jewish Cemetery
      • Erlton Jewish Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewish Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2172228<1>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Okotoks ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Western Canada
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Walker, Mike

Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2006

Shell Oil Road Map for Southern Alberta (1951)

Published by Shell Oil Company

for Okotoks. See our Misc Page for Okotoks for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Okotoks: www.okotoks.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Okotoks) 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 Okotoks. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OkotoksOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Okotoks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.7249, Longitude: -113.9750    






















 

 

 

 

 


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