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Gordondale Cemetery


The location of Gordondale Cemetery

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Profile for the Gordondale 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 Gordondale Cemetery...

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

Lat:   55.8403°   (55° 50' 25")

Lon:   -119.5666°   (-119° 33' 59")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SE-13-079-11-W6     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 079, Range 11, West of the 6th Meridian

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Gordondale 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.


  Gordondale Cemetery  

  Clear Prairie Cemetery (AB)
  Cherry Point Cemetery (AB)
  Worsley Cemetery (AB)
  Peace View Cemetery (BC)
  Eureka River Cemetery (AB)
  Friendenstal Catholic Cemetery (AB)
  Cleardale Cemetery (AB)
  Blueberry Mountain Cemetery (AB)
   Estimated location<1>
  Peace Grove Lutheran Cemetery (AB)
  Rolla Community Cemetery (BC)
  Cecil Lake Cemetery (BC)
  Hillhaven Cemetery (AB)
  Old Russian Cemetery (AB)
  Briar Ridge Cemetery (BC)
  Immaculate Heart Cemetery (AB)
  Dawson Creek Cemetery (BC)
  All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery (AB)
  St. Emile's / Old Dawson Creek RC Cemetery (BC)
  St. Paul's / Royce Lutheran Cemetery (AB)
  Belloy - Wanham Cemetery (AB)
  Hinterland Cemetery (AB)
  Scenic Heights Cemetery (AB)
  St. Peter & St. Paul Cemetery (AB)
  Emerson Trail Cemetery (AB)
  Clayhurst Cemetery (BC)
  Beaverlodge Cemetery (AB)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 8 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Gordondale Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Blueberry Mountain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gordondale Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave<3> entry for the Blueberry Mountain Cemetery (FAG ID #<2552580>)
Briar Ridge Cemetery (BC)   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of the Gordondale Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Cherry Point Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gordondale Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Dawson Creek Cemetery (BC)   [Map]
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West (W) of the Gordondale Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Dawson Creek Cemetery (FAG ID #<2321502>)
Hillhaven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gordondale Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Hillhaven Cemetery (FAG ID #<2514261>)
Peace View Cemetery (BC)   [Map]
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Gordondale Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Rolla Community Cemetery (BC)   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West (W) of the Gordondale Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Rolla Community Cemetery (FAG ID #<2398458>)
St. Emile's / Old Dawson Creek RC Cemetery (BC)   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gordondale Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Gordondale Cemetery.

Bay Tree   [Map]Clayhurst (BC)   [Map]Poplar Ridge   [Map]
Bear Canyon   [Map]Dawson Creek (BC)   [Map]Pouce Coupe (BC)   [Map]
Blueberry Mountain   [Map]Demmitt   [Map]Rolla (BC)   [Map]
Bonanza   [Map]Doe River (BC)   [Map]Shearer Dale (BC)   [Map]
Briar Ridge (BC)   [Map]Gordondale   [Map]Silver Valley   [Map]
Cherry Point   [Map]Iracard (BC)   [Map]Spirit River   [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 professional and volunteer 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 Gordondale 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 Gordondale 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 Gordondale 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 begins 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 Gordondale Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.8403, Longitude: -119.5666     [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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