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Birch Hill Cemetery
(Alaska)


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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 Birch Hill Cemetery...

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

Lat:   64.8605°   (64° 51' 37")

Lon:   -147.6707°   (-147° 40' 14")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Birch Hill Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.

The locations for the following markers came from a variety of sources and we have varying levels of confidence in those locations. For each marker, we show either our confidence or the information source for the marker.


 

  Birch Hill Cemetery  


  Indian Cemetery
   Location from GNIS<1>
  Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery
   Location verified
  Pleasant Valley Cemetery
   Estimated location<2>
  Clay Street Cemetery
   Location verified
  Nenana North Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Nenana South Cemetery
   Estimated location

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 4 cemeteries that are within 40 miles [64.4 km]<3> of the Birch Hill Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Clay Street Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Birch Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Indian Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the West (W) of the Birch Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Birch Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) of the Birch Hill Cemetery
 - Location is estimated

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 9 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Birch Hill Cemetery.

Badger   [Map]Fox   [Map]
Chena   [Map]Moose Creek   [Map]
College   [Map]North Pole   [Map]
Ester   [Map]Pleasant Valley   [Map]
Fairbanks   [Map]Two Rivers   [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 UsGenWeb 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 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 Birch Hill Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alaska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alaska:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alaska
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alaska
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alaska
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alaska

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 Alaska

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Birch Hill 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 Birch Hill Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1397648   (Name of Record: Birch Hill Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Fairbanks North Star
Lat: 64.8616667     Lon: -147.6697222   [Map]
Elev: 187         Map Name: Fairbanks D-2

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Footnotes ...

<1>This location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting 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 Birch Hill Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8605, Longitude: -147.6707     [Map].

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