A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Old Fort Providence, Northwest Territories
Our Genealogy Helper for Old Fort Providence ...
Although we found mention of Old Fort Providence during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Old Fort Providence was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:
By learning about Old Fort Providence (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 Old Fort Providence. 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 Old Fort Providence ...
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 Old Fort Providence.
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 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 Old Fort Providence:
Cemeteries Near Old Fort Providence ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Fort Providence.
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).
We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Old Fort Providence. See our List of 1890's Communities around Old Fort Providence.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Northwest Territories: https://www.gov.nt.ca/
This page was last modified: 21 Sep 2020