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A visit to the Forestburg Public Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Note: 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 ...

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

Jump to a Google Map centered on the Forestburg Public Cemetery

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 begin 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 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
  • List of neighboring communities ...

    The following 20 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Forestburg Public Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Forestburg Public Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Forestburg
      (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Galahad
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Heisler
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Alliance
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Ankerton
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Berkinshaw
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Killam
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Strome
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strome
      • Jump to a Google Map centered on Strome
    • Halkirk
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Gadsby
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gadsby came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadsby
      • Jump to a Google Map centered on Gadsby
    • Sedgewick
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Rosalind
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Continue List   (8 more) ...

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

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 20 that are within 23 miles [37 km]<1> of the Forestburg Public Cemetery.<4>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Forestburg Public Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Fairview Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Galahad Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Pleasington Zion Lutheran Free Church Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • St. Martin RC Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Merna Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, Spring Lake
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Spruce Coulee Cemetery
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Alliance Cemetery
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Alliance Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Alliance.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alliance Cemetery
      • Jump to a Google Map centered on Alliance Cemetery
    • Merna United Church Cemetery
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Strome Catholic Cemetery
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Killam Cemetery
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Halkirk Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Continue List   (8 more) ...
      • Green View Cemetery
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
        • The Green View Cemetery has also been known as:
        • Green View / Rosalind United Church Cemetery
        • Greenview Cemetery
        • Rosalind United Church Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green View Cemetery
        • Jump to a Google Map centered on Green View Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2402527 <5>
      • Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
      • Donalda Cemetery
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Donalda Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Donalda.
        • The Donalda Cemetery has also been known as:
        • Donalda Village Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Donalda Cemetery
        • Jump to a Google Map centered on Donalda Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2454924 <5>
      • Rosalind Cemetery
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
        • The Rosalind Cemetery has also been known as:
        • St. Elizabeth of Prague Catholic Cemetery
        • St. Elizabeth of Prague Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosalind Cemetery
        • Jump to a Google Map centered on Rosalind Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2435765 <5>
      • Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Red Willow Cemetery
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Omega Cemetery
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
        • The Omega Cemetery has also been known as:
        • Gadsby Cemetery
        • Gadsby Omega Cemetery
        • Omega Gadsby Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Omega Cemetery
        • Jump to a Google Map centered on Omega Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2388936 <5>
      • Sedgewick Memorial Cemetery
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)

    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:

    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 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 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>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.
    <5>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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