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Ryley Cemetery


 The location of Ryley Cemetery 

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Profile for the Ryley 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.

On this page you'll find:

The Location of the Ryley Cemetery...

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

Lat:   53.2793°   (53° 16' 45")

Lon:   -112.4392°   (-112° 26' 21")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NW-33-049-17-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northwest Quarter of Section 33, Township 49, Range 17, West of the 4th Meridian

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Ryley 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.


  Ryley Cemetery  

  Church Of The Archangel St. Michael Cemetery
  Lk. Demay Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>
  St. John Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery
  Bawlf Lutheran Church Cemetery
  St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church
  Larson Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Lamont Town Cemetery
  Parkland Lutheran Church Cemetery
  Agricola / St. Paul's Cemetery
  Valleyview Cemetery
  Mundare Public Cemetery
  Moland Lutheran Cemetery
  Glenwood Memorial Gardens
  Skafse Cemetery
  Our Lady of Peace Cemetery
  Bawlf / Park Cemetery
  Tofield Cemetery
  Daysland Cemetery
  Holden Town Cemetery
  Dried Meat Lake United Church Cemetery
  Wilhelmina Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
  St. Elizabeth of Prague Catholic Cemetery
  Exaltation Of The Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery
  Green View Cemetery
  Century Meadows Baptist Church Cemetery
  St. Boniface Church RC Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Bawlf Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ryley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Holden Town Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ryley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Lk. Demay Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of the Ryley Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Lk. Demay Cemetery (FAG ID #2367204)

Larson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ryley Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Larson Cemetery (FAG ID #2464331)

Mundare Public Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) of the Ryley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Parkland Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ryley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Tofield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ryley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Wilhelmina Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ryley 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 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Ryley Cemetery.

Armena   [Map]Holden   [Map]North Cooking Lake   [Map]
Bawlf   [Map]Inland   [Map]Ohaton   [Map]
Bruce   [Map]Kingman   [Map]Poe   [Map]
Camrose   [Map]Lavoy   [Map]Round Hill   [Map]
Hay Lakes   [Map]Lindbrook   [Map]Ryley   [Map]
Hilliard   [Map]Mundare   [Map]Tofield   [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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Ryley 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 Ryley 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 Ryley 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 ...

The Communities 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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in . 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 Ryley Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2793, Longitude: -112.4392     [Map].

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