Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia
City of Vancouver, British Columbia, has made the Mountain View
Cemetery database available on its website. Mountain View Cemetery,
established in 1887, is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Vancouver
metropolitan area. Click on the History link to read a detailed
narrative of the cemetery’s founding and development over the years.
on the Genealogy Resources link in the contents list to access
database. The database comprises an alphabetical list of burials. The
list was transcribed from the official cemetery records. The data fields
in the database include name of the deceased, date of death, date of
burial, and location of the grave. Click on the Cemetery Maps link on
the alphabetical listing page to view maps. By clicking on each section
of the overview map you will be able to view more detailed maps so that
you can locate a grave. An explanation on how to interpret the maps has
addition to the alphabetical listing your will find the following burial
databases for Mountain View Cemetery: mayors of Vancouver, Vancouver
firefighters and police officers who died while on active duty,
interesting citizens, WW1 and WW2 military burials, and Fraternal
organizations at Mountain View. For many of the entries in these
databases you will find links to biographical and photographs.
are also stories of local disasters: Rogers Pass Slide Disaster of
1910, a slide in the pass killed 62 men, 30 of whom are buried at
Mountain View; New Westminster Railway Disaster of 1909; the Lakeview
Tram disaster of 1909, the worst transit accident in Vancouver's
history, and a list of burials from the SS Sophia, which sank at
Vanderbilt Reef Alaska in October 1918.
City of Edmonton Cemeteries Database, Edmonton, Alberta
City of Edmonton has made a searchable cemeteries database available on
its website. The more than 60,000 burials listed in the database took
place 25 or more years ago. The following cemeteries have been indexed:
Beechmount, Clover Bar, Edmonton, Little Mountain, and Mount Pleasant.
The burials for two cemeteries, Northern Lights and South Haven, have
not been included.
click on the “How do I obtain the service?” link and then on the
Cemetery Location Link to open the database search page. The database
may be searched by first name and/or last name. You may search all of
the cemeteries at one time or select a specific cemetery to search using
the dropdown list. The data fields in the search results are last name,
first name, burial date, cemetery name, section, block and plot.
for self-guided walking tours of three Edmonton cemeteries: Mt.
Pleasant, Edmonton and Beechmount, have been provided. These files are
in PDF file format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.