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Peace Gen Web


Welcome to the Peace Gen Web


This is a part of the Alberta Gen Web and the Canadian Gen Web created to assist genealogists on the Internet, with their search for family information.

  • The Peace Gen Web covers the area of the MD of Peace #135 in northwestern Alberta.


    This area was part of the great wilderness of the Peace country, populated by Aboriginal, trappers and traders, and the animals they all sought.

    Homesteaders, from all areas of Europe, America and Canada, began arriving about 1910, grasping the opportunity to begin a new life.

    The MD of Peace #135 was formed in 1916 and incorporated January 2, 1917, with it's office in West Peace River, moving to the Bear Lake settlement in 1920, and on to it's present location of Berwyn about 1922. The rural population is 1,561.

    MD is the abbreviation of Municipal District, similar to a rural municipality or county.

    MD of Peace #135

    Box 34,

    Berwyn, Alberta

    T0H 0E0

    Phone 780-338-3845 Fax 780-338-2222

     The office has old tax records and a map with all owners listed on each property to the present.



    The MD of Peace #135 is located: on the east boundary from Range 22 (including the town of Peace River) to Range 26 West of the 5th meridian, bordering the 6 th meridian, on the west, also the border of the Fairview Gen Web , extending north to the top of Township 83, south to the bottom of Township 80, and is on the north side of the Peace River, giving the district a triangular shape. On the south side of the river is the East Peace Gen Web, covering the area of the East Peace MD#131.

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    The area is mainly farmland with some market gardening in the valley of the Peace River.


    MD of Peace #135 has presently four communities within its boundaries:

    Village of Berwyn

    Hamlet of Brownvale

    Town of Grimshaw

    Town of Peace River

    Bear Lake settlement had a very short life from 1914 to 1921 before disappearing.


    The cemeteries in the MD of Peace #135 are: Griffin Creek, Brownvale, Berwyn,

    Grimshaw WI, and Mount Pleasant in Peace River. All have been catalogued

    and are available at Alberta Genealogical Society, or

    Société Historique et Généalogique de Smoky River upon request.

    Funeral Homes  

    Chapel of Memories (Peace River) Ltd.


    Moran Funeral Home, Fairview


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    If you come across another site that may be of interest to Peace Genealogical

    Researchers, please email me with the URL!

    Dianne Rabchak, coordinator of the Peace Gen Web.

    Last updated January 19, 2004

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