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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 Cooks Creek (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 Cooks Creek. 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 Cooks Creek ...

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.

  • A typical abbreviation for Cooks Creek: Cooks Crk. (or less commonly used: Cooks Ck. or Cooks Cr.)
  • While the name of this community is Cooks Creek, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Cooks Creek may originally have been Cook's Creek.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Cooks Creek might be written as Cook Creek.

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 like to start with 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 Cooks Creek:

Cemeteries Near Cooks Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cooks Creek.

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

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

  • St. Michael's RC Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
  • St. John the Baptist Zora Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
  • Sacred Heart RC Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Moose Nose Cemetery
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • The Moose Nose Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Oakbank Sunnyside Cemetery
    • Sunnyside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moose Nose Cemetery
  • Tyndall Cemetery
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • St. John Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Cemetery
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • McDonald Memorial Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • East Selkirk Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • The East Selkirk Cemetery has also been known as:
    • East Selkirk St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
    • East Selkirk St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
    • East Selkirk St. Stanizlus RC Cemetery
    • St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
    • St. Stanislaus RC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Selkirk Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2473545 <2>
  • Mapleton Sait Clement's Anglican Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • St. Clement's Anglican Church Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Continue List   (109 more) ...

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

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

The official website for Province of Manitoba:

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<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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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Apr 2024