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A visit to the Carstairs Cemetery ...



Introduction ...

Note: 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 Carstairs Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   51.5627°   (51° 33' 45")

Lon:   -114.1081°   (-114° 6' 29")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-17-030-01-W5    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 030, Range 01, West of the 5th Meridian

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Carstairs 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 Carstairs Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • List of neighboring communities ...

    The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Carstairs Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Carstairs Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Carstairs
      (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Didsbury
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Crossfield
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossfield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossfield <2>
    • Neapolis
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neapolis
    • Dogpound
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogpound
    • Olds
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olds came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olds <2>
    • Madden
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madden came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madden
    • Cremona
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cremona
    • Bottrell
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bottrell
    • Airdrie
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Netook
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Netook
    • Water Valley
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley <2>
    • Continue List   (13 more) ...
      • Balzac
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balzac came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balzac
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balzac <2>
      • Sunnyslope
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Mayton ‑ Historic
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mayton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayton
      • Bowden
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowden came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowden
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowden <2>
      • Bergen
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergen
      • Cochrane Lake
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Acme
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Linden
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linden came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Torrington
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Irricana
        (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irricana came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irricana
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irricana <2>
      • Beiseker
        (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beiseker came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beiseker
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beiseker <2>
      • Henday
        (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henday
      • Sundre
        (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)

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

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 19 that are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> of the Carstairs Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Carstairs Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Didsbury Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery is located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Carstairs.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
    • Crossfield Cemetery
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Olds Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Cremona Cemetery
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Cremona Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Cremona.
      • The Cremona Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cemona Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cremona Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2513584 <6>
    • Hainstock Cemetery
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Big Prairie Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • West Brook Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Airdrie Cemetery
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
    • Eagle Hill Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
    • Bergen Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
    • Mayton Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Mayton Cemetery is located outside and to the northwest of Torrington.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mayton Cemetery
    • Continue List   (7 more) ...
      • Acme Cemetery
        (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Acme Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Acme.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Acme Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2295690 <6>
      • St. Andrew's Cemetery
        (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • St. Mary's RC Cemetery
        (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Sundre & District Cemetery
        (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Mitford Cemetery
        (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Mitford Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitford Cemetery
      • Zion United Cemetery
        (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Wimborne Cemetery
        (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)

    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 Carstairs 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Carstairs Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.5627, Longitude: -114.1081    
    <2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <3>If we 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>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.
    <5>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.
    <6>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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