RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> Province of Alberta >> Elk Point West Cemetery >> ProfileIndex
















A visit to the Elk Point West Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

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 Elk Point West Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Elk Point West Cemetery

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Elk Point West Cemetery

Lat:   53.8312°   (53° 49' 52")

Lon:   -111.0228°   (-111° 1' 22")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NW-36-056-07-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northwest Quarter of Section 36, Township 056, Range 07, West of the 4th 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 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 Elk Point West 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 Elk Point West Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Disaster Stories from Alberta

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Elk Point West Cemetery.

  • Beauvallon
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauvallon
    • Beauvallon lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauvallon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauvallon
  • Clandonald
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clandonald
    • Clandonald lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clandonald
  • Derwent
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derwent
    • Derwent lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derwent
  • Dewberry
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewberry
    • Dewberry lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewberry
  • Elk Point
  • Foisy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foisy
    • Foisy lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foisy
  • Frog Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frog Lake
    • Frog Lake lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frog Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frog Lake
  • Gurneyville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurneyville
    • Gurneyville lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gurneyville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurneyville
  • Heinsburg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heinsburg
    • Heinsburg lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heinsburg
  • Horseshoe Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Bay
    • Horseshoe Bay lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Bay
  • Hoselaw
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoselaw
    • Hoselaw lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoselaw came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoselaw
  • Lafond
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafond
    • Lafond lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafond
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Lindbergh
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindbergh
      • Lindbergh lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Elk Point West Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lindbergh came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindbergh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lindbergh<3>
    • Morecambe
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morecambe
      • Morecambe lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk Point West Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morecambe came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morecambe
    • Musidora
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Musidora
      • Musidora lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Elk Point West Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Musidora came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Musidora
    • Myrnam
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrnam
      • Myrnam lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk Point West Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrnam
    • Riverview
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Elk Point West Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Rusylvia
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusylvia
      • Rusylvia lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Elk Point West Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rusylvia
    • Saint Brides
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Brides
      • Saint Brides lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk Point West Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Brides came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Brides
    • Saint Edouard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Edouard
      • Saint Edouard lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk Point West Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Edouard came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Edouard
    • Saint Paul
    • Saint Vincent
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Vincent
      • Saint Vincent lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk Point West Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Vincent came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Vincent

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 9 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Elk Point West Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Ascension Ruth Greek Catholic Cemetery
  • Beauvallon Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beauvallon Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery
    • Beauvallon Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Beauvallon Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauvallon Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery
  • Bohdan Pokrowa Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bohdan Pokrowa Cemetery
    • Bohdan Pokrowa Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bohdan Pokrowa Cemetery
  • Ferguson Flats Cemetery
  • St. Michael Cemetery
  • St. Paul RC Cemetery
  • St. Peter Ukrainian Independent Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peter Ukrainian Independent Cemetery
    • The St. Peter Ukrainian Independent Cemetery is located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Myrnam.To be more precise, St. Peter Ukrainian Independent Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peter Ukrainian Independent Cemetery
  • Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery
  • Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
    • Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Elk Point West Cemetery.
    • Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2506733<4>

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 Elk Point West 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Elk Point West Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8312, Longitude: -111.0228    
<2>If we have 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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.




 

 

 

Copyright 2023
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 29 Jan 2023