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The location of Elk Point West Cemetery

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. 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.

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The Location of the Elk Point West Cemetery ...

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of 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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 9 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Elk Point West Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Dewberry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Elk Point West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2231682<2>
Ferguson Flats Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Elk Point West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2581113
Frog Lake Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) of the Elk Point West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2329721
Musidora Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Elk Point West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2382352
Rife Anglican Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North (N) of the Elk Point West Cemetery
St. Laurent RC Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West (W) of the Elk Point West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2522178
St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Elk Point West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2531916
St. Paul RC Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Elk Point West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2564524
Willow Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Elk Point West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2277134

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

List of neighboring communities ...

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

Beauvallon   [Map]     Lafond   [Map]    
Clandonald   [Map]     Lindbergh   [Map]    
Derwent   [Map]     Morecambe   [Map]    
Dewberry   [Map]     Musidora   [Map]    
Elk Point   [Map]     Myrnam   [Map]    
Foisy   [Map]     Riverview   [Map]    
Frog Lake   [Map]     Rusylvia   [Map]    
Gurneyville   [Map]     Saint Brides   [Map]    
Heinsburg   [Map]     Saint Edouard   [Map]    
Horseshoe Bay   [Map]     Saint Paul   [Map]    
Hoselaw   [Map]     Saint Vincent   [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 begin 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 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 Elk Point West 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Elk Point West 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 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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 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 Elk Point West Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8312, Longitude: -111.0228     [Map].

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<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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