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Alston Cemetery


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Our GPS coordinates for the Alston Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misplaced, although it should be in the general area.

Introduction ...

We have organized this page based upon a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site.

On this page you'll find:

The Location of the Alston Cemetery...

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Alston Cemetery

Lat:   50.1675°   (50° 10' 2")

Lon:   -113.2440°   (-113° 14' 38")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-29-015-25-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 29, Township 15, Range 25, West of the 4th Meridian

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Alston Cemetery has been estimated.<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Alston Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.

On the map below, all of the marker locations have been verified.


  Alston Cemetery  

  Gleichen Cemetery
  Bowville Cemetery
  Davisburg Cemetery
  Claresholm Cemetery
  Mt. View Mennonite Cemetery
  Albion Ridge Cemetery
  Blackie Cemetery
  Granum Cemetery
  Highwood Cemetery
  Royal View Memorial Cemetery
  Taylor Cemetery
  Holy Cross Cemetery
  Bow City Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Vulcan Cemetery
  St. Patrick Cemetery
  Reid Hill Cemetery
  Archmount Cemetery
  St. Cecilia RC Cemetery
  Mountain View Cemetery
  Champion Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 7 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> of the Alston Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Albion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Bowville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Champion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Claresholm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Granum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Granum Cemetery (FAG ID #2225492)

Reid Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Reid Hill Cemetery (FAG ID #2515246)

Vulcan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Vulcan Cemetery (FAG ID #2187166)

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 16 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Alston Cemetery.

Barons   [Map]Ensign   [Map]Parkland   [Map]
Brant   [Map]Granum   [Map]Parkland Beach   [Map]
Carmangay   [Map]Kirkcaldy   [Map]Stavely   [Map]
Champion   [Map]Monarch   [Map]Vulcan   [Map]
Claresholm   [Map]Nanton   [Map]Woodhouse   [Map]
Eastview Acres   [Map]Nobleford   [Map] 

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Alston Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alberta:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     CanadaGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alberta:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alberta
Canada GenWeb:     Cemetery Project for Alberta
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alberta     Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Gravemarker Gallery:     Directory for Alberta     Cemeteries of Alberta

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alberta

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Alston Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Alston Cemetery.

Referenced Books / Documents ...

Alberta Sources - Cemeteries and other surname sources (Feb. 2007)
      Written by: Alberta Genealogical Society and other researchers, societies and groups

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Communities in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.1675, Longitude: -113.2440     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Alston Cemetery have been estimated.

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Alston Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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