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Olalla, British Columbia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Olalla ...

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 Olalla (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 Olalla. 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 Olalla ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Olalla.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Olalla, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Olalla.

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 either 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 Olalla:

  • 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 British Columbia
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Olalla ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Olalla.

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

  • Cawston Community Cemetery
  • Memorial Cemetery
  • Okanagan Falls Memorial Cemetery
  • Kaleden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kaleden Cemetery
    • Kaleden Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Olalla.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaleden Cemetery
  • Anglican Cemetery
  • Lakeview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeview Cemetery
    • Lakeview Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Olalla.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Lakeview Cemetery
    • Canyon View Cemetery
    • Anglican Cemetery
    • Naramata Cemetery
    • Peach Orchard Cemetery
    • Golden Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Golden Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Golden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Golden Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Olalla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Cemetery
    • Riverview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverview Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Olalla.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery

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

Mentions & References for Olalla

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Olalla) 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 Olalla. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OlallaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olalla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2667, Longitude: -119.8333    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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