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Our Genealogy Helper

Introduction ...

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 Burdett (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 Burdett. 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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Burdett:

Cemeteries Near Burdett ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burdett.

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

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Burdett, with the one closest to Burdett listed first.

  • Burdett Community Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
  • Bow Island Cemetery
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Assumption Cemetery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Assumption Cemetery is located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Grassy Lake.
    • The Assumption Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Assumption Catholic Cemetery
    • Assumption RC Cemetery
    • Grassy Lake Catholic Cemetery
    • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Assumption Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2214187 <1>
  • Westview Cemetery of Grassy Lake
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Fertile Plains Cemetery
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Purple Springs Cemetery
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • St. Joseph's Cemetery
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • St. Anthony RC Church Cemetery
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the St. Anthony RC Church Cemetery is located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Etzikom.
    • The St. Anthony RC Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Anthony RC Cemetery
    • St. Anthony's Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony RC Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2548158 <1>
  • Whitla Cemetery
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
  • Foremost Cemetery
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
  • Nemiskam Cemetery
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Nemiskam Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Nemiskam Cemetery is located in Nemiskam.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nemiskam Cemetery
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...

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

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

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>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:
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burdett) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burdett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.8468, Longitude: -111.4997    
<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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