Cemetery lookup indexes
Since the Alberta Family Histories Society (AFHS) first had a website, the Projects Committee has offered a searchable index to its Cemetery Transcriptions Database. 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.
Basic information in this index includes Name, Birth/Death Years and Cemetery Name. This index is an introduction to the full database, which can include Monument Inscription, Burial Data and Photograph of marker. Due to circumstances beyond our control, not every entry will contain all this information.
There are presently 168,565 records in this index!
The full databases from various cemeteries are available from the AFHS Store in paper publication or CD format. Information and/or available photographs can be purchased for individual entries through .
Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, but human errors are always possible. Confirming the information with personal observation or other sources is always advisable.
To identify other cemetery indexes that may advance your work, please consult our Canadian Genealogical Projects Registry and select the province of interest.
Have you found graves disturbed, gravemarkers moved - or other disturbing signs of disrespect in graveyards? Learn more about advocacy in this area by visiting the Saving Graves website.
Visitors to the Calgary area and residents may be interested in making a trip out to one of the area cemeteries or having direct contact with the cemetery administrative office. The following will be a brief guide to this information.
- City of Calgary Administration Office
3219 - 4 Street NW
Phone: (403) 221 3660
- Burnsland Cemetery: 27 Avenue & Spiller Road SE, established 1923
- Chinese Cemetery: Erlton Street & Macleod Trail SW, established 1923
- Queens Park Cemetery and Mausoleum: 32 Avenue and
4 Street NW, established 1940
- St. Mary's Cemetery Erlton Street & 32 Avenue SW,
run by City of Calgary since 1935
- Union Cemetery: 27 Avenue & Spiller Road SE, established 1890
- Eden Brook Memorial Gardens & Holy Family Catholic Cemeteries
17 Avenue and Lower Springbank Road SW
Phone: (403)217 3700
Established Nov 1985
- Mountain View Memorial Gardens and Good Shepherd Catholic Cemeteries
17 Avenue SE and Garden Road
Phone: (403) 272 9824
- MD of Rocky View #44 Administration
911 - 32 Avenue NE
Phone: (403) 230-1401
Garden of Peace Cemetery
16 Avenue (aka Trans-Canada Highway) & Garden Road NE
Established ca. 1960