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Saint Cecilia Roman Catholic Cemetery


The location of St. Cecilia 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 five sections:

The Location of the St. Cecilia RC Cemetery...

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

Lat:   50.3588°   (50° 21' 31")

Lon:   -113.7594°   (-113° 45' 33")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the St. Cecilia 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.


  St. Cecilia RC Cemetery  

  Mountain View Memorial Gardens
  Blackie Cemetery
  Chevra Kadisha Cemetery
  Highwood Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Vulcan Cemetery
  St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery
  Reid Hill Cemetery
  Burnsland Cemetery
  Nanton Town Cemetery
  Chinese Cemetery
  Champion Cemetery
  St. Marys Cemetery
  Alston Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>
  Jewish Memorial Chapel Cemetery
  Bowville Cemetery
  Dalemead Cemetery
  Claresholm Cemetery
  Gleichen Cemetery
  Albion Ridge Cemetery
  Davisburg Cemetery
  Granum Cemetery
  Okotoks Cemetery
  Holy Cross Cemetery
  Mt. View Mennonite Cemetery
  Union Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the St. Cecilia RC Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Blackie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the St. Cecilia RC Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Claresholm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the St. Cecilia RC Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Highwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the St. Cecilia RC Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<3> entry for the Highwood Cemetery (FAG ID #<2180755>)
Mt. View Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) of the St. Cecilia RC Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Mt. View Mennonite Cemetery (FAG ID #<2340831>)
Nanton Town Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the St. Cecilia RC Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Nanton Town Cemetery (FAG ID #<2199125>)
Vulcan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) of the St. Cecilia RC Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Vulcan Cemetery (FAG ID #<2187166>)

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 St. Cecilia RC Cemetery.

Aldersyde   [Map]Ensign   [Map]Nanton   [Map]
Blackie   [Map]Furman   [Map]Okotoks   [Map]
Brant   [Map]Herronton   [Map]Parkland   [Map]
Cayley   [Map]High River   [Map]Parkland Beach   [Map]
Champion   [Map]Kirkcaldy   [Map]Stavely   [Map]
Claresholm   [Map]Longview   [Map]Vulcan   [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 turn to 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 - 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 St. Cecilia RC 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

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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 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 St. Cecilia RC Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.3588, Longitude: -113.7594     [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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