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Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery


 The location of Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery 

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Profile for the Northern Lights Memorial 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 Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery...

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

Lat:   64.8789°   (64° 52' 44")

Lon:   -147.8776°   (-147° 52' 39")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Northern Lights Memorial 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.


  Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery  

  Indian Cemetery
   Location from GNIS<1>
  Pleasant Valley Cemetery
   Estimated location<2>
  Birch Hill Cemetery
   Location verified
  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 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> of the Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Birch Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Clay Street Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Indian Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the West (W) of the Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East (E) of the Northern Lights Memorial 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 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Northern Lights Memorial 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 turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Northern Lights Memorial 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     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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Northern Lights Memorial 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 Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1407252   (Name of Record: Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Fairbanks North Star
Lat: 64.8788889     Lon: -147.8763889   [Map]
Elev: 216         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 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 Northern Lights Memorial Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8789, Longitude: -147.8776     [Map].

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