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Garth Woodward (#48152708)
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Bio Photo On this website I am mainly working on Winnipeg's Brookside, Elmwood, and Saint Vital Cemeteries. I am mainly doing editing of existing memorials in these cemeteries, but I also take pictures and create new memorials too. 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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Misty & Company
I was wondering what your source was for the various burials that you added to
the Elmwood Cemetery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Military info.
Added by Misty & Company on Jul 13, 2014 5:19 AM
Anita A
Thank you!
Garth, thank you for the picture of the Seaborn plot in Brookside Cemetery. It means a great deal to me to have the image.
Added by Anita A on Jul 09, 2014 11:00 AM
Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves
RE: Memorial# 131640607
Thanks for catching that. There were quite a few problems with Find a Grave last week. I'm pretty sure other mishaps will come up. I tried to delete the memorial, but was told that I had to request the deletion from you. I'll make a new memorial for Andersson. Thanks! -Carolyn
Added by Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves on Jul 05, 2014 9:30 PM
RE: photo on wrong memorial
The photo has been removed. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention.
Added by txgirl on Jul 05, 2014 12:30 PM
brenda orr
RE: Mary Kerr
It should be Inverness, Quebec, Canada
Added by brenda orr on Jun 14, 2014 1:23 AM
RE: Tracking down Edits
I did the relationship change myself. I just realized that someone has been sending me death dates using the burial dates for Elmwood. I know that you know better than to do that but I wanted to make sure.

I know how the edits are ordered but even with that order they are impossible to search so I just gave up.

I will have to go back and remove all the full dates that were added. I am using one of the Canadian websites that has photos of Elmwood stones to verify info.
Added by Christina on May 19, 2014 6:49 PM
Can you tell me if you happened to send me corrections for Anna Ediger or Sarah Edlin?

Added by Christina on May 19, 2014 4:58 PM
David Ibbotson
RE: McCorquodale, Nettie
Hi Garth

Just for interest, the Annie Barry next to Nettie McCorquodale is her mother.

Regards David
Added by David Ibbotson on May 19, 2014 1:15 AM
David Ibbotson
RE: McCorquodale
Hi Garth

Thank you for all the info, a lot to take in. I'm really not sure what is right or wrong, but all I have to go on is the obituary's for Donald McCorquodale & Duncan Paul McCorquodale which are taken from the Winnipeg Free Press newspaper and give death dates but do not seem to tally with Brookside's records.

Donald's wife was Catherine (Hanley) McCorquodale who died 1939 (have not got obit) so if I could find that or her burial details I may find the correct location for Donald!!

Regards David
Added by David Ibbotson on May 18, 2014 5:27 AM
RE: McCorquodale Donald
I looked at that cache yesterday...but thanks. I will contact Brookside and verify the Donald/Duncan thing for David. I think it is worth checking into and I will let you know what I find out. I'll also worry about the Paul at that time as well.
Added by Christina on May 17, 2014 8:36 PM
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