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Our Genealogy Helper

Introduction ...

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 Adams Lake (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 Adams Lake. 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 Adams Lake ...

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.

  • A typical abbreviation for Adams Lake: Adams Lk.
  • While the name of this community is Adams Lake, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Adams Lake may originally have been Adam's Lake.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Adams Lake might be written as Adam Lake.

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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Adams Lake:

Cemeteries Near Adams Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Adams Lake.

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

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Adams Lake, with the one closest to Adams Lake listed first.

  • Chase Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • The Chase Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Chase Municipal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chase Cemetery
  • St. Mary's Anglican - United Church Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Coburn Family Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Coburn Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coburn Family Cemetery
  • Notch Hill Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Blind Bay Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • North Shuswap Cemetery
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the North Shuswap Cemetery is located outside and to the northeast of Celista.
    • The North Shuswap Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Celista Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Shuswap Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2512581 <3>
  • Tappen Cemetery
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Duck Range Union Cemetery
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
  • Barriere Memorial Cemetery
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Mt. Ida Cemetery
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)

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

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

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>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.
<3>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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This page was last modified/updated: 19 Feb 2024