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Garth Woodward (#48152708)
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Bio Photo On this website I am mainly working on Winnipeg's very large Brookside Cemetery, and a little bit on Elmwood and Saint Vital Cemeteries. I am also doing some work on some cemeteries around Treherne, Holland, and MacGregor, in Manitoba, Canada; and also some cemeteries around Leeds and Inverness, in County Megantic, Quebec, Canada. I also have an interest in burials for people involved in the Riel Rebellion / 1885 Northwest Rebellion / North West Field Force (N.W.F.F.).

Feel free to copy my photos and information and use them however you wish, however if possible you could mention the source was Find A Grave and Garth Woodward. Thanks.

Below is some information about researching in Winnipeg and in Manitoba, Canada:

Winnipeg's largest cemetery, Brookside, is not completely online. The cemetery records for approximately 1881 to 1906 have not yet been computerized by cemetery staff. The cemetery was founded in 1878. There are a lot of burials without gravestones in the older parts of the cemetery. However the records in the cemetery office are reasonably good, but sometimes have spelling and other errors.

Manitoba Vital Statistics began in 1882. They have a free searchable index for deaths over 70 years ago, marriages over 80 years ago, and births over 100 years ago. This index provides only a small amount of information, but it does give date and location of death, age, and sometimes the date of birth of the deceased or the mother's maiden name. To get the full information you have to order a copy of the registration from the government website for $12. The free index is at Manitoba Vital Statistics index

The official website for Winnipeg's Brookside Cemetery, which has a searchable index of their burials, but no photos. Approx. 1881 to 1906 is not on the website yet:
Brookside Cemetery website index

For a map of Winnipeg's Brookside Cemetery, which has over 100,000 burials:
Brookside Cemetery map

Winnipeg Free Press obituaries from about 1999 to the present. Free of charge

Winnipeg Free Press Archives website. The entire newspaper from 1874 to the present is searchable. Membership required.

The first 25 years of the Treherne Times newspaper, 1899 to 1924, are available free online. This newspaper also serves the Rossendale and Lavenham areas, Manitoba.

For Winnipeg's very large Brookside Cemetery I am giving a little extra attention to the most common surnames. The most common surnames in Manitoba on the 1911 census were: Smith, Johnson, Brown, Anderson, Wilson, and then Campbell, Thompson, Johnston, Scott, Taylor, Stewart, Jones, Thomas, Clark, Young, Martin, McDonald, Williams, Ross, Jackson, Robinson, Bell, Robertson, Miller, White, Moore, Wright, Graham, Walker, Cook, McDonald, Hamilton, Watson, Hall, Mitchell, Wood, Davis, Davidson, Lee, and Green.
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Fuhr, Tani, -- 122679611

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fran mee
Ronald Swan
Hi Garth

Thank you so much for photographing the grave site, I'm rather disappointed there was no headstone as this would have confirmed that this was my Uncle Ron but I will have to get a copy of the death certificate to confirm it.

My Uncle emigrated to Canada in the mid 1970's and was never heard from again.

Many thanks.

Fran Mee (nee Swan)
Added by fran mee on Sep 17, 2014 7:38 AM
Thank you for going to the trouble and for the photos of the Keizer's headstones and resting place. Your photos are always so nice. :)
Added by Memerizion on Sep 09, 2014 3:03 PM
Janet Currie Chubb
RE: Helen Hutton, died 1970
Thanks if you can do that, that is a mystery for sure. Have a great day.
Added by Janet Currie Chubb on Aug 28, 2014 9:50 AM
Janet Currie Chubb
RE: Helen Hutton, died 1970
Thanks for the picture not sure what to do now, I am positive of who she is.
Added by Janet Currie Chubb on Aug 28, 2014 4:26 AM
Julia Cruz
RE: Frederick Yates
I thank you so much for fulfilling another headstone photo request. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. The information that I have gotten from the headstones has been very helpful.
Added by Julia Cruz on Aug 28, 2014 2:36 AM
Julia Cruz
RE: Irvin & Laura Fryer
Thank you so much for fulfilling my headstone photo request. As for the names on the headstone, what I know is that John Marsden Wallace was married to Thursa May Wallace, and they had three children: Laura Alice Maude Wallace, Avard Austin Wallace, and Hilda Irene Wallace. Laura was married to Dr. Irvin Offero Fryer. I found memorial #12730614 for Private Avard Austin Wallace in Belgium.
Added by Julia Cruz on Aug 28, 2014 1:53 AM
Carmen Dessenko
Garth - Thank you so much for the Headstone photo of Peter. I'm a long way from Canada and this helps a lot...thanks again

Carmen Dessenko
Added by Carmen Dessenko on Aug 26, 2014 6:14 PM
L Beacon
Neil Brown
Thank you so much for taking the time to locate and photograph the memorial for me, it is greatly appreciated!! I hope you do not mind if I use the nice photo you took (with proper credit) for a WWII project I am working on, please let me know if it is OK. Thanks again for all your time and efforts in fulfilling my request, it is because of volunteers such as yourself that this is such a great site and resource, Cheers!
Added by L Beacon on Aug 25, 2014 7:52 AM
Sharon Fluney
RE: Yates
Thank you Garth for adding the 'Yates'families to findagrave. Sharon.
Added by Sharon Fluney on Aug 24, 2014 11:34 PM
Sharon Fluney
RE: Yates
Thank you Garth for adding the 'Yates'families to findagrave. Sharon.
Added by Sharon Fluney on Aug 24, 2014 11:32 PM
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