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Sitka National Cemetery


 The location of Sitka National Cemetery 

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Profile for the Sitka National 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 six sections:

The Location of the Sitka National Cemetery...

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

Lat:   57.0547°   (57° 3' 16")

Lon:   -135.3236°   (-135° 19' 24")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Sitka National 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, all of the marker locations are very close to where they should be. While we have been unable to verify their accuracy, we are confident that the markers are within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify any given location includes it being overgrown, forested or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.


  Sitka National Cemetery  

  Grave Island Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

The following cemetery is within 50 miles [80.5 km]<1> of the Sitka National Cemetery.

Grave Island Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the North (N) of the Sitka National Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<2>

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 1 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Sitka National Cemetery.

Baranof   [Map] 
Sitka   [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 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 Sitka National 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 Sitka National 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 Sitka National Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2061977   (Name of Record: Sitka National Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Sitka
Lat: 57.051     Lon: -135.3155   [Map]
Elev: 13         Map Name: Sitka A-4

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Sitka National Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.0547, Longitude: -135.3236     [Map].

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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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