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Our Genealogy Helper for Vancouver ...

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 Vancouver (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 Vancouver. 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.

A Few Details for Vancouver ...

While it's still very early in our research, we have found that:

  • The community of Vancouver was established in 1886.
  • It was incorporated on March 1, 1874.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Vancouver:

  • 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 Vancouver ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vancouver.

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Vancouver ...

While our initial data about Vancouver came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Vancouver in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Vancouver.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Auto Trails Map of Washington and Oregon (1925)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Gulf Oil Map of British Columbia (1925)

Published by Gulf Refinish Company

for Vancouver. See our Misc Page for Vancouver for more information.

Railroad Mentions for Vancouver:

Our notes show that we found a railroad map (origin and date unknown) that showed the location of Vancouver. We'll be adding more detail later.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vancouver: www.vancouver.ca/

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>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: findagrave.com.
<2>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- Vancouver) 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 Vancouver. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VancouverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vancouver. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.2500, Longitude: -123.1004    






















 

 

 

 

 


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