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Alston Cemetery


The location of Alston Cemetery


Profile for the Alston Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Alston Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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.

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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.<2>

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 8 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> of the Alston Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

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<4>
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 16 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Alston Cemetery.

Barons   [Map]Ensign   [Map]Parkland   [Map]
Brant   [Map]Granum   [Map]Parkland Beach   [Map]
Carmangay   [Map]Kirkcaldy   [Map]Stavely   [Map]
Champion   [Map]Monarch   [Map]Vulcan   [Map]
Claresholm   [Map]Nanton   [Map]Woodhouse   [Map]
Eastview Acres   [Map]Nobleford   [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 begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.1675, Longitude: -113.2440     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Alston Cemetery have been estimated.

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Alston Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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:

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