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Donatville Roman Catholic Cemetery


 The location of Donatville RC Cemetery 

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Profile for the Donatville RC 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 Donatville RC Cemetery...

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

Lat:   54.7627°   (54° 45' 45")

Lon:   -112.8017°   (-112° 48' 6")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-02-067-19-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 02, Township 67, Range 19, West of the 4th Meridian

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Donatville RC 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.


  Donatville RC Cemetery  

  Mother of Perpetual Help Cemetery
  Newbrook Community Cemetery
  Athabasca Municipal Cemetery
  Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
  Ferguson District Cemetery
  Tawatinaw Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>
  Meanook Cemetery
  Abee Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Boyle Municipal Cemetery
  Chahor Russian Greek Orthodox Cemetery
  Cash Creek Cemetery
  Holy Trinity Russian Greek Orthodox Cemetery
  Peaceful Pines Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Donatville RC Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Athabasca Municipal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of the Donatville RC Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Boyle Municipal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Donatville RC Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Cash Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Donatville RC Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Ferguson District Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Donatville RC Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Mother of Perpetual Help Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Donatville RC Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 13 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Donatville RC Cemetery.

Amber Valley   [Map]Caslan   [Map]Hylo   [Map]
Athabasca   [Map]Colinton   [Map]Meanook   [Map]
Atmore   [Map]Donatville   [Map]Mewatha Beach   [Map]
Bondiss   [Map]Ellscott   [Map]Plamondon   [Map]
Boyle   [Map]Grassland   [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 begin 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 Donatville RC 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 Donatville RC 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 Donatville RC 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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' distance starting 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 Donatville RC Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7627, Longitude: -112.8017     [Map].

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