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Coleman Union Cemetery


 The location of Coleman Union Cemetery 

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Profile for the Coleman Union 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 Coleman Union Cemetery...

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

Lat:   49.6403°   (49° 38' 25")

Lon:   -114.4997°   (-114° 29' 58")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NE-08-008-04-W5     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northeast Quarter of Section 08, Township 8, Range 4, West of the 5th Meridian

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Coleman Union 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.


  Coleman Union Cemetery  

  Claresholm Cemetery (AB)
  Fairview Cemetery (AB)
  Granum Cemetery (AB)
  Glenwood Cemetery (AB)
  Elk Prairie Cemetery (BC)
  Fishburn Cemetery (AB)
  Elk Valley Sparwood Municipal Cemetery (BC)
  Hartley Cemetery (AB)
  Holy Cross Cemetery (AB)
  St. Henry Cemetery (AB)
  Union Cemetery (AB)
  Elko Cemetery (BC)
  Bellevue Cemetery (AB)
   Estimated location<1>
  Hillspring Cemetery (AB)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 4 cemeteries that are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> of the Coleman Union Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Bellevue Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Coleman Union Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Elk Prairie Cemetery (BC)   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Coleman Union Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Elk Valley Sparwood Municipal Cemetery (BC)   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Coleman Union Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Coleman Union Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Fairview Cemetery (FAG ID #2158643)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Coleman Union Cemetery.

Beaver Mines   [Map]Corbin (BC)   [Map]Lille   [Map]
Bellevue   [Map]Cowley   [Map]Lundbreck   [Map]
Bever Mines   [Map]Crowsnest   [Map]Maycroft   [Map]
Blairmore   [Map]Crowsnest Pass   [Map]Michel (BC)   [Map]
Burmis   [Map]Elk Prairie (BC)   [Map]Middletown (BC)   [Map]
Coleman   [Map]Hillcrest Mines   [Map]Natal (BC)   [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 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 - 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 Coleman Union 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 Coleman Union 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 Coleman Union 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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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alberta

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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' distance that starts in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Coleman Union Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6403, Longitude: -114.4997     [Map].

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