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Woodhouse, Alberta

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Our Genealogy Helper for Woodhouse ...

Although we found mention of Woodhouse during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Woodhouse was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

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 Woodhouse (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 Woodhouse. 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 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 Woodhouse:

  • 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 Woodhouse ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodhouse.

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

  • Granum Cemetery
  • Five Mile Peace Lutheran Cemetery
  • Claresholm Cemetery
  • Stavely Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stavely Cemetery
    • The Stavely Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Stavely.To be more accurate, Stavely Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Woodhouse.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stavely Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2135597<2>
  • St. Vincent RC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Vincent RC Cemetery
    • St. Vincent RC Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Woodhouse.
    • St. Vincent RC Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Vincent Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Vincent RC Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Holy Cross Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Woodhouse.
    • Holy Cross Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ft. MacLeod Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2427812<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Union Cemetery
    • Orton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orton Cemetery
      • Orton Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Woodhouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orton Cemetery
    • Alston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alston Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Alston Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Alston Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Woodhouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alston Cemetery
    • Champion Cemetery
    • Albion Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albion Ridge Cemetery
      • The Albion Ridge Cemetery is located 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Picture Butte.Stated another way, Albion Ridge Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Woodhouse.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion Ridge Cemetery
    • Nanton Town Cemetery
    • St. Cecilia RC Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Woodhouse ...

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 Woodhouse.

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

Written by: Walker, Mike

Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2006

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Woodhouse and then turned west". While Woodhouse could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Woodhouse as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Woodhouse could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alberta community named Woodhouse.
<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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woodhouse) 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 Woodhouse. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WoodhouseOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodhouse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.9500, Longitude: -113.5333    
<4>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.






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