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Blackfalds Cemetery


The location of Blackfalds Cemetery

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Profile for the Blackfalds Cemetery ...

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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.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Blackfalds Cemetery...

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

Lat:   52.3898°   (52° 23' 23")

Lon:   -113.7941°   (-113° 47' 38")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NW-26-039-27-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northwest Quarter of Section 26, Township 039, Range 27, West of the 4th Meridian

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Blackfalds 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, the majority of the marker locations have been verified. Locations not yet verified are indicated.


  Blackfalds Cemetery  

  Dakota United Church Cemetery
  Aspelund Cemetery
  Forest Home Cemetery
  Eckville Cemetery
  St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery
  Kuusamo Cemetery
  St. Michael RC Cemetery
  Great Bend Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>
  West Haven Cemetery
  Tail Creek Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Mt. Auburn Cemetery
  Mt. Calvary RC Cemetery
  Calumet Cemetery
  Red Deer Cemetery
  Earlville Rutherford Cemetery
  Alto Reste Cemetery
  Bashaw Cemetery
  Delburne Cemetery
  Fairview Cemetery
  Horn Hill Cemetery
  Bentley Cemetery
  Lousana Cemetery
  Vig Cemetery
  Innisfail Cemetery
  Alix Cemetery
  Wimborne Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Blackfalds Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Alto Reste Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blackfalds Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Aspelund Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blackfalds Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Bentley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blackfalds Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<3> entry for the Bentley Cemetery (FAG ID #<2414665>)
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blackfalds Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Fairview Cemetery (FAG ID #<2239693>)
Mt. Calvary RC Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Blackfalds Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Red Deer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Blackfalds Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Red Deer Cemetery (FAG ID #<2197738>)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Blackfalds Cemetery.

Bentley   [Map]Gull Lake   [Map]Norglenwold   [Map]
Birchcliff   [Map]Half Moon Bay   [Map]Red Deer   [Map]
Blackfalds   [Map]Jarvis Bay   [Map]Rosedale Valley   [Map]
Central Park   [Map]Joffre   [Map]Springbrook   [Map]
Clive   [Map]Kasha   [Map]Spruce Lane Acres   [Map]
College Heights   [Map]Lacombe   [Map]Sunbreaker Cove   [Map]
Fort Normandeau   [Map]Morningside   [Map]Sylvan Lake   [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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that 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 Blackfalds Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alberta:

CanadaGenWeb     Cyndi's List     Family Search    

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 Blackfalds 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 Blackfalds Cemetery.

Referenced Books / Documents ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Blackfalds Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3898, Longitude: -113.7941     [Map].

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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