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The location of Alston Cemetery









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. 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.

This page contains five sections:

The Location of the Alston Cemetery ...

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 8 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Alston Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Albion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alston Cemetery
 
Bowville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2424514<3>
 
Champion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2274506
 
Claresholm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2232948
 
Granum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2225492
 
Reid Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2515246
 
Stavely Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2135597
 
Vulcan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of the Alston Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2187166

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

List of neighboring communities ...

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

Barons   [Map]     Monarch   [Map]    
Brant   [Map]     Nanton   [Map]    
Carmangay   [Map]     Nobleford   [Map]    
Champion   [Map]     Parkland   [Map]    
Claresholm   [Map]     Parkland Beach   [Map]    
Eastview Acres   [Map]     Stavely   [Map]    
Ensign   [Map]     Vulcan   [Map]    
Granum   [Map]     Woodhouse   [Map]    
Kirkcaldy   [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 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 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 Alston Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alberta:

Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alberta:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alberta
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alberta
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Alberta
 

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 Alberta

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Alston 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 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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. 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 gone without an obvious trace.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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     [Map].

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<3>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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