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Our Genealogy Helper for Pincher Station ...

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 Pincher Station (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 Pincher Station. 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 Pincher Station ...

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 Pincher Station: Pincher Sta. (in Canada, 'Stn.' is the more common abbreviation.)

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 start 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 Pincher Station:

  • 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 Pincher Station ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pincher Station.

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

  • Pincher Creek Colony
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pincher Creek Colony
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Pincher Creek Colony. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<1>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pincher Creek Colony
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2660492<2>
  • Pincher Creek Pioneer Cemetery
  • Pincher Creek Fairview Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Cowley Cemetery
  • Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
    • Trinity Lutheran Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Pincher Station.
    • Trinity Lutheran Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2314867<2>
  • Brocket Colony Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brocket Colony Cemetery
    • Brocket Colony Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Pincher Station.
    • Brocket Colony Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Brocket Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brocket Colony Cemetery
  • United Doukhobors of Alberta Cemetery
  • Livingstone Cemetery
  • Fishburn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fishburn Cemetery
    • Fishburn Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Pincher Station.
    • Fishburn Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Fishburn United Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishburn Cemetery
  • Springridge Mennonite Cemetery
  • St. Henry Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Henry Cemetery
    • St. Henry Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Pincher Station.
    • St. Henry Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Henry RC Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Henry Cemetery
  • Continue List   (27 more) ...
    • Hartley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hartley Cemetery
      • Hartley Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Pincher Station.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley Cemetery
    • Passburg Cemetery
    • Bellevue Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bellevue Union Cemetery
      • The Bellevue Union Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Bellevue.More precisely, Bellevue Union Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Pincher Station.
      • Bellevue Union Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Bellevue Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue Union Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2247788<2>

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pincher Station. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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:
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pincher Station) 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 Pincher Station. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pincher StationOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pincher Station. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5260, Longitude: -113.9482    




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This page was last modified/updated: 29 Jan 2023