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Our Genealogy Helper for Alpen ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Alpen (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 Alpen. 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 Alpen:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alberta

Cemeteries Near Alpen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alpen.

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 Alpen covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Cash Creek Cemetery
  • Newbrook Community Cemetery
  • Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
  • St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery
    • St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Alpen.
    • St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Alphonsus Cemetery
    • St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery
  • Boyle Municipal Cemetery
  • Abee Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abee Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Abee Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • The Abee Cemetery is located outside and to the southwest of Abee.To be precise, Abee Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Alpen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abee Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Michaels Cemetery
    • Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery
      • Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Alpen.
      • Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Amber Valley Cemetery
      • Amber Valley / Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2302070<2>
    • Meanook Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meanook Cemetery
      • The Meanook Cemetery is located outside and to the northwest of Meanook.To be precise, Meanook Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Alpen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meanook Cemetery
    • St. Anne RC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anne RC Cemetery
      • The St. Anne RC Cemetery is located in Thorhild.Stated another way, St. Anne RC Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alpen.
      • St. Anne RC Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Anne's Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anne RC Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2364574<2>
    • Chahor Russian Greek Orthodox Cemetery
    • Ferguson District Cemetery
    • Moose Hill Community Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moose Hill Community Cemetery
      • The Moose Hill Community Cemetery is located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Thorhild.Stated another way, Moose Hill Community Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Alpen.
      • Moose Hill Community Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Moose Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moose Hill Community Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2363779<2>
    • St. Paraskevia Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paraskevia Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
      • St. Paraskevia Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alpen.
      • St. Paraskevia Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Paraskevia Cemetery
      • St. Paraskevia Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paraskevia Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2370763<2>
    • Peaceful Pines Cemetery

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alpen. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alpen.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alpen ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Alpen.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Western Canada
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Walker, Mike

Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2006

Shell Oil Road Map for Southern Alberta (1951)

Published by Shell Oil Company

for Alpen. See our Misc Page for Alpen for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alpen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alpen) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4261, Longitude: -112.9236    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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