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Olds Cemetery


The location of Olds Cemetery

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Profile for the Olds 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 Olds Cemetery...

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

Lat:   51.7790°   (51° 46' 44")

Lon:   -114.0972°   (-114° 5' 49")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NE-29-032-01-W5     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northeast Quarter of Section 29, Township 032, Range 01, West of the 5th Meridian

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Olds 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.


  Olds Cemetery  

  Aspelund Cemetery
  Hainstock Cemetery
  Eckville Cemetery
  Three Hills Cemetery
  Kuusamo Cemetery
  Mt. Davis Cemetery
  Mt. Calvary RC Cemetery
  Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>
  Red Deer Cemetery
  Carstairs Cemetery
  Alto Reste Cemetery
  Cremona Cemetery
  Horn Hill Cemetery
  Acme Cemetery
  Caroline Cemetery
  Crossfield Cemetery
  Innisfail Cemetery
  West Brook Cemetery
  Elnora Cemetery
  Zion United Cemetery
  Wimborne Cemetery
  Airdrie Cemetery
  Mayton Cemetery
  Mitford Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Sundre & District Cemetery
  St. Andrew's Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Olds Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Olds Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Carstairs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of the Olds Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Hainstock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Olds Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Hainstock Cemetery (FAG ID #2319795)

Innisfail Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Olds Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Mayton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Olds Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Olds Cemetery.

Bowden   [Map]Henday   [Map]Penhold   [Map]
Carstairs   [Map]Innisfail   [Map]Spruce View   [Map]
Cremona   [Map]James River Bridge   [Map]Sundre   [Map]
Crossfield   [Map]Markerville   [Map]Sunnyslope   [Map]
Dickson   [Map]Mayton   [Map]Torrington   [Map]
Didsbury   [Map]Olds   [Map]Wimborne   [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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Olds 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 Olds 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 Olds 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of 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 that stretches from . 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 Olds Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.7790, Longitude: -114.0972     [Map].

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