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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 Saint Vital Cemetery. I am also doing a small mount of 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 to use them on your own genealogy, and to add to websites where you have posted your own genealogy. If possible you could mention the source was Find A Grave and Garth Woodward. Thanks.

The records in Winnipeg's Brookside Cemetery office are not completely online. The cemetery's paper 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, and a very small number of the older burials do not seem to have been recorded.

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
and here is the Brookside Cemetery map

Winnipeg Free Press obituaries from about 1999 to the present. Free of charge
http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/

Winnipeg Free Press Archives website. The entire newspaper from 1874 to the present is searchable. Membership required.
http://archives.winnipegfreepress.com/

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.
http://www.treherne.ca/newspaper.asp

In Winnipeg's very large Brookside Cemetery there are about 110,000 burials, spread over about 120 different "Sections". I am mainly just going to work on burials for the 1880s to the 1910s and some 1920s. In Sections 1 to 8, N, O, Q, R, S, T, and U, I have photographed all the existing gravestones however I have not finished adding all of them to Find A Grave. These are some of the oldest sections in the cemetery, and many of those plots do not have gravestones. In 2015 I will likely finish all the stones in Sections D and M. I have taken quite a few pictures of the older gravestones in Sections B, E, F, L, K, H, W, 80, 81, and the oldest rows in Sec 21 and 22 (which are roughly pre-1920) but my photography in these places is nowhere near complete. In future years I will try to just work in the above areas, and on gravestones from the 1880s to the 1910s and some 1920s, except for photo requests and misc. others. I do not plan to work much at all on Sections A, C, and P either, because they are a little bit too new. I describe all this in case other people want to attempt taking photos of lots of stones in some of the other Sections, and to reduce any duplication of work. Some duplication of work is probably inevitable though. There is another website also with Brookside cemetery, it is the Canada GenWeb project, but it has far fewer photos than on Find A Grave. Here is the Brookside Cemetery map

For Winnipeg's Brookside Cemetery I sometimes give 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.

Vincent-208-Vyner
Dingle-1121-Dzinka, Fanning-1515-Fulcher, McIntyre-3600-Myszkowski, White-1497-Wooley

Fanning, Infant Twin, 122677378
Fuhr, Tani, -- 122679611

Useful URL's for Find a Grave:

Rossendale in order by death year
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2389847&GSob=d

Brookside in order by death year for letter A
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=639375&GSob=d&GSln=a

Brookside deaths for 1910
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=639375&GSdy=1910&GSdyrel=in


















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JOMAMA
Turnbulls Woodward Cemetery
Garth,
Again I want to thank you for getting these photos,
I tried to get as many requests in before Find A Grave cuts me off for the week. I hated to have you go back out but, I really ,really appreciates your efforts.

Joe
Added by JOMAMA on May 14, 2015 10:10 PM
Bill Lavery
Thanks Garth.
Bill Lavery
Added by Bill Lavery on May 14, 2015 2:46 AM
Anonymous
RE: Sharpin in Treherne
Thanks so much for doing this Garth
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future

Cheers
Kevin
Added by Anonymous on May 13, 2015 9:45 PM
claire a
Ross
From what I see in my tree information, they are all related, Thanks again, Claire
Added by claire a on May 13, 2015 9:19 PM
JOMAMA
Trunbull's
Hello Garth,

I want to tank you for getting the headstone photos for me. I really appreciate your efforts. You were really quick about getting them.

Thanks Again
Joe
Added by JOMAMA on May 13, 2015 6:20 PM
claire a
Ross
I think I requested all the Ross line. Thank you for all the family ! Would you transfer them to me so I can post more information? Thanks Claire
Added by claire a on May 13, 2015 2:59 PM
claire a
Ross
Thank you , I appreciate the Ross Couple stone. My husbands gg grandparents,
Claire
Added by claire a on May 13, 2015 8:05 AM
Anonymous
Easter Sharpin
Hi Garth
Thanks for the headstone pic

Regards
Kev
Added by Anonymous on May 11, 2015 9:33 PM
Ron Reid
RE: William Thomas Johnston
Thank you Garth. B.C.B. is another cousin.
Added by Ron Reid on May 11, 2015 9:04 PM
Anonymous
Sharpin
Hi Garth
Thanks so much mate for the Sharpin pic
I dont have a plot location for the headstone, so if you have or can source that for me, it would be great. I have also requested a headstone pic of Easter Sharpin who is a daughter/sibling of those on the headstone pic you sent me, she died in 1960 and prob buried elsewhere in this cemetery

Thanks
Kev
Added by Anonymous on May 11, 2015 8:51 PM
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