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Our Genealogy Helper for Pocahontas ...

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 Pocahontas (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 Pocahontas. 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 first visit 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 Pocahontas:

  • 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 Pocahontas ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pocahontas.

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

  • Brule Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brule Cemetery
    • The Brule Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Brule.More accurately, Brule Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Pocahontas.
    • Brule Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Brule Mines Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brule Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2618345<2>
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Woodlawn Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Pocahontas.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Jasper Municipality Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pocahontas ...

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 Pocahontas.

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

Gulf Oil Map of British Columbia (1925)

Published by Gulf Refinish Company

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Pocahontas) 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 Pocahontas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PocahontasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pocahontas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2000, Longitude: -117.9167    
<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: findagrave.com.






















 

 

 

 

 


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