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A visit to the Alston Cemetery ...

We aren't confident of the location of the Alston Cemetery, so consider the above location as an estimate.<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

The Location of the Alston Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Alston Cemetery

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Alston Cemetery

Lat:   50.1675°   (50° 10' 2")

Lon:   -113.2440°   (-113° 14' 38")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-29-015-25-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 29, Township 015, Range 25, West of the 4th Meridian

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Alston Cemetery has been estimated.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Alston Cemetery:

  • Pages specific to Alberta:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Alston Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Disaster Stories from Alberta

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Alston Cemetery.

  • Barons
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barons
    • Barons lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Alston Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barons came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barons
  • Brant
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brant
    • Brant lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Alston Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brant
  • Carmangay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmangay
    • Carmangay lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Alston Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmangay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmangay
  • Champion
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion
    • Champion lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Alston Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion
  • Claresholm
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claresholm
    • Claresholm lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Alston Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claresholm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claresholm
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claresholm<4>
  • Eastview Acres
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastview Acres
    • Eastview Acres lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Alston Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastview Acres
  • Ensign
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ensign
    • Ensign lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Alston Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ensign came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ensign
  • Granum
  • Kirkcaldy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkcaldy
    • Kirkcaldy lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Alston Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkcaldy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkcaldy
  • Monarch
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
    • Monarch lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Alston Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
  • Nanton
  • Nobleford
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nobleford
    • Nobleford lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Alston Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nobleford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nobleford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nobleford<4>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Parkland
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland
      • Parkland lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Alston Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkland
    • Parkland Beach
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland Beach
      • Parkland Beach lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Alston Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkland Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkland Beach
    • Stavely
    • Vulcan
    • Woodhouse
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodhouse
      • Woodhouse lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Alston Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhouse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodhouse

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 9 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Alston Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we continue to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Alston Cemetery:

  • Referenced Books / Documents ...
  • Alberta Sources - Cemeteries and other surname sources (Feb. 2007)
    • Written by: Alberta Genealogical Society and other researchers, societies and groups

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 Alston Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.1675, Longitude: -113.2440    
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.




 

 

 

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