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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 Castlegar (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 Castlegar. 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.

Newspapers Published in Castlegar ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Castlegar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Castlegar, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Castlegar.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Castlegar:

Cemeteries Near Castlegar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Castlegar.

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

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

  • Kinnaird Memorial Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
  • Ootischenia Doukhobour Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
  • Pass Creek Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Krestova Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Shoreacres Doukhobor Cemetery
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Columbia Riverview Cemetery
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Fruitvale Memorial Cemetery
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • 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
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Old Trail Cemetery
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Nelson Memorial Park
    (20 miles [32.2 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>
  • Old Northport Cemetery
    (29 miles [46.7 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
  • Forest Home Cemetery
    (29 miles [46.7 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
  • Harvey Grave
    (29 miles [46.7 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 Castlegar. See our List of 1890's Communities around Castlegar.

The official website for Castlegar:

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Castlegar) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castlegar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.3167, Longitude: -117.6667    
<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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