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Port Alberni, British Columbia

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Our Genealogical Helper for Port Alberni ...

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 Port Alberni (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Port Alberni. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Port Alberni ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Port Alberni.

  • Typical abbreviation for Port Alberni: Prt. Alberni

Cemeteries Near Port Alberni ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Port Alberni.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  ENE Qualicum Beach Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 20 miles [32.2 km]  
  N Denman Island Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  ENE Knox United Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hornby Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 29 miles [46.7 km]  
  NNW Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 34 miles [54.7 km]  
  NNW Courtenay Civic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Courtenay Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     


Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Port Alberni:

These websites are specific to British Columbia:

CanadaGenWeb     Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for British Columbia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of British Columbia
Canada GenWeb:     Cemetery Project for British Columbia
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for British Columbia     Cemetery Wiki for British Columbia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Gravemarker Gallery:     Directory for British Columbia     Cemeteries of British Columbia

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.

Disaster Stories from British Columbia

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About British Columbia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Port Alberni:

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 from Port Alberni. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Alberni) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Port Alberni. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port Alberni

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Alberni. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2333, Longitude: -124.8000     [Map].

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<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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Port Alberni.