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Big Shell, Saskatchewan

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Our Genealogy Helper for Big Shell ...

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 Big Shell (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 Big Shell. 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.

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 Big Shell:

  • 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 Saskatchewan

Cemeteries Near Big Shell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Big Shell.

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

  • Blue Bird Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blue Bird Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Blue Bird Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<1>
    • Blue Bird Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Shell.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Bird Cemetery
  • Spiritwood Cemetery
  • South Concordia Cemetery
  • Leask Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leask Cemetery
    • The Leask Cemetery is located in Leask.Stated another way, Leask Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Big Shell.
    • Leask Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Leask Village Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leask Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2511254<3>
  • Leask Hutterite Colony Cemetery
  • Mullingar Community Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mullingar Mennonite Cemetery
    • Mayfair Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mayfair Cemetery
      • Mayfair Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Shell.
      • Mayfair Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Mayfair Community Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfair Cemetery
    • Haralowka Cemetery
    • Pazaraevka Cemetery
    • Shellbrook Cemetery
    • Hoffnungsfelder / Field of Hope Cemetery

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

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

The official website for Province of Saskatchewan:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Shell) 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 Big Shell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big ShellOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Shell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2006, Longitude: -107.1351    
<3>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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