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The location of Fertile Plains Cemetery









A visit to the Fertile Plains 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 Fertile Plains Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   49.6688°   (49° 40' 7")

Lon:   -111.2694°   (-111° 16' 9")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NE-22-008-10-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 008, Range 10, West of the 4th Meridian

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 7 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the Fertile Plains Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Assumption Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Fertile Plains Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2214187<2>
 
Bow Island Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fertile Plains Cemetery
 
Burdett Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Fertile Plains Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2374120
 
Foremost Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Fertile Plains Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2209384
 
Nemiskam Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of the Fertile Plains Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 
St. Anthony RC Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Fertile Plains Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2548158
 
St. Joseph's Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Fertile Plains Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2548168

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 14 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Fertile Plains Cemetery.

Altorado   [Map]     Legend   [Map]    
Bow Island   [Map]     Nemiskam   [Map]    
Burdett   [Map]     Orion   [Map]    
Etzikom   [Map]     Pakowki   [Map]    
Foremost   [Map]     Purple Springs   [Map]    
Grassy Lake   [Map]     Seven Persons   [Map]    
Juno   [Map]     Skiff   [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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Fertile Plains 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
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   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 Fertile Plains 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 Fertile Plains Cemetery.

Referenced Books / Documents ...

Alberta Sources - Cemeteries and other surname sources (Feb. 2007)
      Written by: Alberta Genealogical Society and other researchers, societies and groups

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Fertile Plains Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6688, Longitude: -111.2694     [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: findagrave.com.

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<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. 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 gone without an obvious trace.

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