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The location of Donatville RC Cemetery

A visit to the Donatville Roman Catholic (RC) Cemetery ...

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.

This page contains five sections:

The Location of the Donatville RC Cemetery ...

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 14 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Donatville RC Cemetery.

Amber Valley   [Map]     Donatville   [Map]    
Athabasca   [Map]     Ellscott   [Map]    
Atmore   [Map]     Grassland   [Map]    
Bondiss   [Map]     Hylo   [Map]    
Boyle   [Map]     Meanook   [Map]    
Caslan   [Map]     Mewatha Beach   [Map]    
Colinton   [Map]     Plamondon   [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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Donatville RC 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

About the Roman Catholic (RC) Church ...

Although we don't have a link to the Donatville RC Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Roman Catholic Church. See their website at:

The Catholic Church

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Donatville RC Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Boyle Municipal Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Donatville RC Cemetery

St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Donatville RC Cemetery

Ferguson District Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Donatville RC Cemetery

Grassland Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Donatville RC Cemetery

Jordan W. Murphy Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Donatville RC Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2302070<2>

Mother of Perpetual Help Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Donatville RC Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Donatville RC 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 Donatville RC 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 ...

Find a Community within Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

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 obstructions 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 Donatville RC Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7627, Longitude: -112.8017     [Map].
<2>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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