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A visit to the Forestburg Public 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 Forestburg Public Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   52.5656°   (52° 33' 56")

Lon:   -112.0690°   (-112° 4' 8")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SE-34-041-15-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 041, Range 15, West of the 4th Meridian

Establishment of the Forestburg Public Cemetery ...

The Forestburg Public Cemetery was established in 1934.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Forestburg Public 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 Forestburg Public 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 20 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Forestburg Public Cemetery.

  • Alliance
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    • Alliance lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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  • Ankerton
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    • Ankerton lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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  • Battle River
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    • Battle River lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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  • Bellshill
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    • Bellshill lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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  • Berkinshaw
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    • Berkinshaw lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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  • Botha
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    • Botha lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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  • Castor
  • Daysland
  • Donalda
  • Forestburg
  • Gadsby
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    • Gadsby lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gadsby came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
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  • Galahad
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    • Galahad lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Halkirk
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      • Halkirk lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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    • Heisler
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      • Heisler lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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    • Killam
    • Lougheed
    • Red Willow
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Willow
      • Red Willow lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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    • Rosalind
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      • Rosalind lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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    • Sedgewick
    • Strome
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      • Strome lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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  • Galahad Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Galahad Cemetery
    • Galahad Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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  • Merna Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery
  • Pleasington Zion Lutheran Free Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasington Zion Lutheran Free Church Cemetery
    • Pleasington Zion Lutheran Free Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
    • Pleasington Zion Lutheran Free Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Pleasington Zion Cemetery
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  • St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, Spring Lake
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, Spring Lake
    • St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, Spring Lake lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
    • St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, Spring Lake has also been known as:
    • St. Boniface RC Church Cemetery
    • Spring Lake Cemetery
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  • St. Martin RC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Martin RC Cemetery
    • St. Martin RC Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Forestburg Public Cemetery.
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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 Forestburg Public 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 from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Forestburg Public Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.5656, Longitude: -112.0690    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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.




 

 

 

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