Showing posts with label Calgary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Calgary. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Alberta Cemetery Records

Have you checked the latest cemetery records at Alberta Family Histories Society?

They say that “This database, which has been recorded over the past 25 years by numerous volunteers, is based on monument and burial information from various cemeteries in Calgary and the surrounding region”.

They now have 168,565 records in the index, and you can check them online at

The database includes the Name, Birth/Death Years and Cemetery Name.

For a list of cemeteries transcriptions for sale on DVD

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Victoria's Chinatown

Victoria's Chinatown, the first of the Chinatowns in Canada, received the first of its kind – its story has been told in a pamphlet that people can take with them as they walk down the streets of Chinatown.

David Chuenyan Lai, professor emeritus of geography at the University of Victoria and honorary citizen of Victoria first thought of the project. The project consists of a folded poster entitled "A Brief Chronology of Chinese Canadian History", and it covers the years from 1788 to 2010.

Lai is busy producing inserts of the other seven Canadian Chinatowns in Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Montreal.

Read the rest of the story at

A special "Canadian Obituaries" updated websites and blogs will be listed here on Monday October 31st!