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A visit to the Didsbury 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 Didsbury Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Didsbury Cemetery (FG ID #2139812)

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 Didsbury Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   51.6532°   (51° 39' 11")

Lon:   -114.1330°   (-114° 7' 58")

As an estimate, the Didsbury Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Didsbury.

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-18-031-01-W5    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 18, Township 031, 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 helpful 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 Didsbury 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 Didsbury 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 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Didsbury Cemetery.

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

    • Didsbury
      (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Carstairs
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Olds
      (9 miles [14.5 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:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olds <3>
    • Neapolis
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neapolis
    • Crossfield
      (15 miles [24.1 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:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossfield <3>
    • Cremona
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cremona
    • Netook
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Netook
    • Dogpound
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogpound
    • Bowden
      (18 miles [29 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:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowden <3>
    • Madden
      (21 miles [33.8 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:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madden
    • Mayton ‑ Historic
      (21 miles [33.8 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.<5>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayton
    • Henday
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henday
    • Continue List   (7 more) ...
      • Bergen
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergen
      • Bottrell
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bottrell
      • Sundre
        (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Torrington
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Water Valley
        (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley <3>
      • Airdrie
        (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Sunnyslope
        (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)

    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 16 that are within 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> of the Didsbury Cemetery.<6>

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

    • Carstairs Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Olds Cemetery
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • 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.<5>
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery is located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Carstairs.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
    • Hainstock Cemetery
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Cremona Cemetery
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Cremona Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<2> 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 <1>
    • Crossfield Cemetery
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Eagle Hill Cemetery
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Big Prairie Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Mayton Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 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
    • Bergen Cemetery
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
    • West Brook Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
    • Sundre & District Cemetery
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Continue List   (4 more) ...

    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 Didsbury Cemetery:

    • Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:  #2139812
    • 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>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.
    <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 Didsbury Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.6532, Longitude: -114.1330    
    <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>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.
    <6>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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