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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 Blueberry Creek (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 Blueberry Creek. 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 Blueberry Creek ...

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 Blueberry Creek: Blueberry Crk. (or less commonly used: Blueberry Ck. or Blueberry Cr.)

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.

Newspapers Published in Blueberry Creek ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blueberry Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blueberry Creek, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blueberry Creek.

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 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 Blueberry Creek:

Cemeteries Near Blueberry Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blueberry Creek.

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

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

  • Kinnaird Memorial Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
  • Ootischenia Doukhobour Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
  • Pass Creek Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Columbia Riverview Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Fruitvale.
    • The Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Fruitvale Municipal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2329308 <2>
  • Columbia Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Old Trail Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Krestova Cemetery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shoreacres Doukhobor Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Nelson Memorial Park
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Nelson Memorial Park is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Nelson.
      • The Nelson Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • Nelson Municipal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nelson Memorial Park
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2293661 <2>
    • Forest Home Cemetery
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Home Cemetery
    • Old Northport Cemetery
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Northport Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Northport Cemetery
    • Harvey Grave
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harvey Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harvey Grave

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

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

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

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- Blueberry Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blueberry Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2473, Longitude: -117.6580    
<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>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Apr 2024