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Carstairs Cemetery


The location of Carstairs Cemetery

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Profile for the Carstairs 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 Carstairs Cemetery...

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

Lat:   51.5627°   (51° 33' 45")

Lon:   -114.1081°   (-114° 6' 29")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-17-030-01-W5     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 030, Range 01, West of the 5th Meridian

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Carstairs 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.


  Carstairs Cemetery  

  Innisfail Cemetery
  Zion United Cemetery
  Wimborne Cemetery
  Airdrie Cemetery
  Mayton Cemetery
  Mitford Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Sundre & District Cemetery
  St. Andrew's Cemetery
  Hainstock Cemetery
  Springbank United Church Cemetery
  Olds Cemetery
  Calgary Cemetery
  Three Hills Cemetery
  Queen's Park Cemetery
  Mt. Davis Cemetery
  Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery
  Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>
  St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery
  Cremona Cemetery
  Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
  Acme Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Crossfield Cemetery
  St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
  West Brook Cemetery
  St. Marys Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 7 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Carstairs Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Airdrie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Carstairs Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Carstairs Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Cremona Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of the Carstairs Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Crossfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Carstairs Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Hainstock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Carstairs Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<3> entry for the Hainstock Cemetery (FAG ID #<2319795>)
Olds Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Carstairs Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
West Brook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Carstairs Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Carstairs Cemetery.

Acme   [Map]Cochrane Lake   [Map]Linden   [Map]
Airdrie   [Map]Cremona   [Map]Madden   [Map]
Balzac   [Map]Crossfield   [Map]Mayton   [Map]
Beiseker   [Map]Didsbury   [Map]Olds   [Map]
Bottrell   [Map]Henday   [Map]Sundre   [Map]
Bowden   [Map]Irricana   [Map]Sunnyslope   [Map]
Carstairs   [Map]Kathyrn   [Map]Torrington   [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 start with 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 - 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 Carstairs 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 Carstairs 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 Carstairs 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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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 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Carstairs Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.5627, Longitude: -114.1081     [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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