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Our Genealogy Helper for White Lake ...

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 White Lake (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 White Lake. 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 White Lake ...

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 White Lake: White Lk.

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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 White Lake:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near White Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of White Lake.

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

  • North Shuswap Cemetery
  • Blind Bay Cemetery
  • Notch Hill Cemetery
  • Tappen Cemetery
  • St. Mary's Anglican - United Church Cemetery
  • Mt. Ida Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Eagle Valley & District Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eagle Valley & District Cemetery
      • Eagle Valley & District Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of White Lake.
      • Eagle Valley & District Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Solsqua - Cambie Cemetery
      • Solsqua Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Valley & District Cemetery
    • Chase Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chase Cemetery
      • Chase Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of White Lake.
      • Chase Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Chase Municipal Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase Cemetery
    • Mara Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mara Cemetery
      • Mara Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of White Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mara Cemetery
    • Coburn Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coburn Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Coburn Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Coburn Family Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of White Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coburn Family Cemetery
    • Malakwa Cemetery
    • Cliffside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cliffside Cemetery
      • Cliffside Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of White Lake.
      • Cliffside Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cliffside Cemetery
      • Enderby Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cliffside Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2295960<1>
    • Hullcar Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hullcar Cemetery
      • Hullcar Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of White Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hullcar Cemetery
    • Falkland Cemetery
    • Lansdowne Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lansdowne Cemetery
      • Lansdowne Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of White Lake.
      • Lansdowne Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Lansdown Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansdowne Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for White Lake ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us 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 White Lake.

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

Gulf Oil Map of British Columbia (1925)

Published by Gulf Refinish Company

for White Lake. See our Misc Page for White Lake for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in British Columbia

About British Columbia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- White Lake) 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 White Lake. 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 White LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.8833, Longitude: -119.3000    
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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