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Leif Hansen Memorial Park


 The location of Leif Hansen Memorial Park 

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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 Leif Hansen Memorial Park...

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park

Lat:   60.5553°   (60° 33' 19")

Lon:   -151.2457°   (-151° 14' 44")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park.

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.


  Leif Hansen Memorial Park  

  McGahan Cemetery
   Location verified
  Russian Orthodox Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 2 cemeteries that are within 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

McGahan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park
 - Location has been verified
Russian Orthodox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park
 - Location is estimated

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 11 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park.

Cohoe   [Map]Nikiski   [Map]
Funny River   [Map]Port Nikiski   [Map]
Kalifornsky   [Map]Ridgeway   [Map]
Kasilof   [Map]Salamatof   [Map]
Kenai   [Map]Soldotna   [Map]
Nikishka   [Map]Sterling   [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 UsGenWeb 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 Leif Hansen Memorial Park:

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     Cemetery Wiki for Alaska
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alaska:

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 starting 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 Leif Hansen Memorial Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5553, Longitude: -151.2457     [Map].

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