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Bow Island Cemetery
(Alberta)


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Profile for the Bow Island 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 Bow Island Cemetery...

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

Lat:   49.8596°   (49° 51' 34")

Lon:   -111.3715°   (-111° 22' 17")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-36-010-11-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 10, Range 11, West of the 4th Meridian

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Bow Island 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.


 

  Bow Island Cemetery  


  Scandia Cemetery
  Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery
  Rolling Hills Cemetery
  Redcliff Cemetery
  Hillside Cemetery
  Seven Persons Cemetery
  Taber Memorial Gardens
  Wrentham Cemetery
  Nemiskam Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>
  Bluegrass Hutterite Colony Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Prairie Round Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 7 cemeteries that are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> of the Bow Island Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Alderson / Carlstadt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North (N) of the Bow Island Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Hillside Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bow Island Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Hillside Cemetery (FAG ID #1989522)

Nemiskam Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South (S) of the Bow Island Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Redcliff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bow Island Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Redcliff Cemetery (FAG ID #2309461)

Rolling Hills Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bow Island Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Rolling Hills Cemetery (FAG ID #2465556)

Seven Persons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) of the Bow Island Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Seven Persons Cemetery (FAG ID #2389830)

Taber Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the West (W) of the Bow Island Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Taber Memorial Gardens (FAG ID #2207513)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 14 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Bow Island Cemetery.

Alderson   [Map]Foremost   [Map]Nemiskam   [Map]
Altorado   [Map]Grassy Lake   [Map]Purple Springs   [Map]
Bow Island   [Map]Hays   [Map]Ralston   [Map]
Burdett   [Map]Juno   [Map]Seven Persons   [Map]
Etzikom   [Map]Legend   [Map]Suffield   [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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Bow Island 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Gravemarker Gallery:     Directory for Alberta
Internment.net:     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 Bow Island 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 Bow Island 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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The Communities of Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







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 beginning in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Bow Island Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8596, Longitude: -111.3715     [Map].

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