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The location of Big Prairie Cemetery

A visit to the Big Prairie Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Big Prairie Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Big Prairie Cemetery (FAG ID #2359916)

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 Big Prairie Cemetery ...

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

Carstairs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east (E) of the Big Prairie Cemetery

Cemona Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Big Prairie Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2513584

Cremona Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Big Prairie Cemetery

Didsbury Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Big Prairie Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2139812

Eagle Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Big Prairie Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2418364

Hainstock Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Big Prairie Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2319795

Sundre & District Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Big Prairie Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2369431

West Brook Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Big Prairie Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Big Prairie Cemetery.

Benchlands   [Map]     Ghost Lake   [Map]    
Bergen   [Map]     James River Bridge   [Map]    
Bottrell   [Map]     Madden   [Map]    
Carstairs   [Map]     Mitford   [Map]    
Cochrane   [Map]     Neapolis   [Map]    
Cochrane Lake   [Map]     Olds   [Map]    
Cremona   [Map]     Sundre   [Map]    
Crossfield   [Map]     Waiparous   [Map]    
Didsbury   [Map]     Water Valley   [Map]    
Dogpound   [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 turn to 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 Big Prairie 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:   The Big Prairie Cemetery (FAG ID #2359916)   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 Big Prairie Cemetery ...

While our initial data for the Big Prairie Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Big Prairie Cemetery elsewhere. 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 Big Prairie Cemetery.

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #2359916

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 ...

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About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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:

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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 Big Prairie Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.5788, Longitude: -114.5646     [Map].

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