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Spruce Grove, Alberta

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Our Genealogy Helper for Spruce Grove ...

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 Spruce Grove (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 Spruce Grove. 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 Spruce Grove ...

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 Spruce Grove: Spruce Grv.

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.

A Few Details for Spruce Grove ...

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

  • The community of Spruce Grove was founded in 1907.
  • It was incorporated as a city on March 1, 1986.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Spruce Grove:

  • 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 Spruce Grove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spruce Grove.

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

  • Inga Community Cemetery
  • Westlawn Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Westlawn Memorial Gardens
    • Westlawn Memorial Gardens lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Spruce Grove.
    • Westlawn Memorial Gardens has also been known as:
    • Westlawn Cemetery
    • Westlawn Memorial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlawn Memorial Gardens
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2169828<2>
  • Heatherdown United Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heatherdown United Church Cemetery
    • The Heatherdown United Church Cemetery is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Onoway.More precisely, Heatherdown United Church Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Spruce Grove.
    • Heatherdown United Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Heatherdown Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heatherdown United Church Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2404076<2>
  • St. Albert RC Cemetery
  • Peace Cemetery
  • Rosehill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosehill Cemetery
    • Rosehill Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Spruce Grove.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosehill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Joachim Cemetery
    • Edmonton Municipal Cemetery
    • St. John Anglican Cemetery
    • Holy Trinity RC Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • The Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Edmonton.Stated another way, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Spruce Grove.
      • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Mt. Pleasant Municipal Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #639338<2>
    • St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • The St. Anthony Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Edmonton.To be more accurate, St. Anthony Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Spruce Grove.
      • St. Anthony Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Anthony RC Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2272708<2>
    • Beechmount Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beechmount Cemetery
      • Beechmount Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Spruce Grove.
      • Beechmount Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Beechmont Cemetery
      • Beechmount Municipal Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beechmount Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2205652<2>
    • Lac Ste. Anne Cemetery
    • Alexander First Nations Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spruce Grove ...

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

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

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Western Canada
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2006
(Available from

for Spruce Grove. See our Misc Page for Spruce Grove for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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- Spruce Grove) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spruce Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spruce GroveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spruce Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5333, Longitude: -113.9167    
<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:






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