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Garth Woodward (#48152708)
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Bio Photo On this website I mainly am working on Winnipeg's large Brookside and Elmwood 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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Messages left for Garth Woodward (126)[Leave Message]
Deanda Lyne
RE: William Alexander Alsip
Thank you very much
Added by Deanda Lyne on Apr 15, 2014 9:42 AM
Roger Teters
Wm. Pitt Alsip
Thanks for the info.

Roger t.
Added by Roger Teters on Apr 15, 2014 8:47 AM
Robert Mitchell
RE: Castleavery Cemetery
Directions are fine. I go there from my farm which is about 6 miles North of the cemetery.
Added by Robert Mitchell on Mar 09, 2014 9:45 PM
RE: Chapman family in Winnipeg
Hi Garth,
I've posted the photos as requested. Thanks for all your great work in Brookside!
Added by Yolli on Jan 16, 2014 8:46 PM
Lynn Schmidt
RE: Bitcon family

Thank you so much.

Added by Lynn Schmidt on Dec 28, 2013 8:32 PM
I had started working backwards in the Ws to correct the DOB situation and corrected several hundred. I have already corrected thru Adele Winter. As I have time I will correct more, working backwards from Adele.

Thank you for tackling this as well.

Added by Christina on Dec 16, 2013 1:17 PM
RE: John Sigurdson Davidson
Thanks for the message Garth. Found my email from last year, and can send the same request this year. Noticed your major work here. We have a few relatives buried at Brookside Cemetery, and various other Winnipeg Cemeteries. Your work with Find A Grave is appreciated.
Added by SRS on Dec 13, 2013 9:20 AM
Wardrop memorials
Thanks for the updates on these memorials. Lynn
Added by lseamark on Dec 12, 2013 7:11 AM
Done, Garth.
Added by bjsgd on Dec 09, 2013 9:48 AM
I had already linked Halldor to his wife before I got your other SAC. Since the new system doesn't yet allow for linking, I am just linking them when I see they are don't worry about sending another SAC to ask for a link. If you see that your other changes went through but I missed the link, send me a SAC.

Added by Christina on Dec 03, 2013 8:56 PM
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