Our Genealogy Helper
Although we found mention of Abilene during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Abilene was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:
- That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
- We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
- On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.
By learning about Abilene (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.
As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Abilene. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.
Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 everyone.
To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Abilene:
- Websites specific to Alberta
- Cemetery Information and Directories for Alberta
Cemeteries Near Abilene ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Abilene.
This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.
If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).
If not found below, our Cemetery List for Abilene covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Abilene, with the one closest to Abilene listed first.
- Willow Grove Cemetery
(Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
- Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
(10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
- St. Paul RC Cemetery
(11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
- Sideview Cemetery
(15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
- St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery
(19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
- St. Paraskevia Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Cemetery
(20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
- The St. Paraskevia Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Cemetery has also been known as:
- Paraskevia Cemetery
- St. Paraskovia Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Cemetery
- St. Paroskovia Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cemetery
- St. Paroskovia Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paraskevia Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Cemetery
- Jump to a Google Map centered on St. Paraskevia Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Cemetery
- Rife Anglican Cemetery
(20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
- St. Laurent RC Cemetery
(22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
- Fork Lake Cemetery
(23 miles [37 km] to the north)
- St. Michael Cemetery
(25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
- St. Michael Cemetery
(25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
- Elk Point West Cemetery
(27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
- Continue List (6 more) ...
- Two Hills Cemetery
(28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
- The Two Hills Cemetery has also been known as:
- Two Hills Community Cemetery
- Two Hills Public Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Two Hills Cemetery
- Jump to a Google Map centered on Two Hills Cemetery
- Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2284767 <2>
- Wahstao Cemetery
(28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
- St. Peter Ukrainian Independent Cemetery
(29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Abilene. See our List of 1890's Communities around Abilene.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Abilene and then turned east". While Abilene could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Abilene as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Abilene could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alberta community named Abilene.
|<2>||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: findagrave.com.|
|<3>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abilene) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abilene. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.1102, Longitude: -111.4911 |