An Introduction To The New AFHS Cemeteries Project, Alberta Ancestors
The Alberta Ancestors website https://albertaancestors.ca was created by Alberta Family Histories Society to showcase cemetery and related information from Calgary and surrounding area. The goal is to provide an aid for interested genealogists, local history fans and the general public alike. The site strives to enlighten, entertain and serve as a jumping off point for further research. As of May 2022, over 180,000 persons, almost 125,000 photos and almost 50 cemeteries have been added to Alberta Ancestors. The site features:
• A searchable cemeteries section with maps, name counts, marker photos, histories and statistics
• A comprehensive Persons database searchable by surname, given names, birth year and death year
• Selected stories on military personnel, pioneers and other notable people.
Alberta Ancestors focuses on Calgary and surrounding area. The current geographic reach extends north to Olds, east to Rosebud/Standard, south towards the Pincher Creek area and west to the BC border. As of May 2022, the website continues to be in active development. We have roughly half of our initial target cemeteries now searchable on Alberta Ancestors. All told, Alberta Family Histories Society plans to showcase over 100 Calgary and area cemeteries, with more being added over the coming years.