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A visit to the Colchester Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Colchester Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Colchester Cemetery (FG ID #2568122)

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 Colchester Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   53.4753°   (53° 28' 31")

Lon:   -113.3166°   (-113° 18' 59")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-10-052-23-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 10, Township 052, Range 23, West of the 4th Meridian

Establishment of the Colchester Cemetery ...

The Colchester Cemetery was:

Dedicated August 29, 1898

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Colchester 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 Colchester 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 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Colchester Cemetery.

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

    • Weinlos
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weinlos
    • Sherwood Park
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Kameyosek
      (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Menisa
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menisa
    • Tweedle Place
      (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Lee Ridge
      (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Idylwylde
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Avonmore
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avonmore
    • Hazeldean
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Abbottsfield
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Steinhauer
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Skyrattler
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Continue List   (16 more) ...
      • Newton
        (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Virginia Park
        (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Rossdale
        (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossdale
      • Beaumont
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Looma
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Looma came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Looma
      • Hairsine
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hairsine
      • South Cooking Lake
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Cooking Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Cooking Lake
      • Cooking Lake
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Sifton Park
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Half Moon Lake
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Half Moon Lake
        • Half Moon Lake has also been known as:
        • Half Moon Estates
      • Ardrossan
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ardrossan came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardrossan
      • Delton
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delton
      • Edmonton
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Belgravia
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Aspen Gardens
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Westbrook Estate
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)

    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 20 that are within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> of the Colchester Cemetery.<5>

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

    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 Colchester Cemetery:

    • Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:  #2568122
    • 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:

    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:
    <2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 Colchester Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.4753, Longitude: -113.3166    
    <3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <4>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.
    <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.


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