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A visit to the Fork Lake Cemetery ...



Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Fork Lake Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Fork Lake Cemetery (FG ID #2274361)

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 Fork Lake Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Fork Lake Cemetery

Lat:   54.4429°   (54° 26' 34")

Lon:   -111.5677°   (-111° 34' 3")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-14-063-11-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 14, Township 063, Range 11, 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 helpful 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 Fork Lake 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 Fork Lake 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 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Fork Lake Cemetery.

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

    • Rich Lake
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Sugden
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugden
    • McRae
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McRae came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRae
    • Boyne Lake
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyne Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyne Lake
    • Goodridge
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodridge
    • Saint Lina
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Lina came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Lina
    • Goodfish Lake
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodfish Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodfish Lake
    • Mallaig
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallaig
    • Therien
      (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Therien
    • Spedden
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spedden
    • Ashmont
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashmont
    • Glendon
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendon <4>
    • Continue List   (7 more) ...
      • Kikino
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kikino
      • Horseshoe Bay
        (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Bay came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Bay
      • Saint Vincent
        (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Vincent came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Vincent
      • Franchere
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franchere came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franchere
      • Beaver Lake
        (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Lake
      • Vilna
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vilna
      • Iron River
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron River

    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 4 that are within 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> of the Fork Lake Cemetery.<5>

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

    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 Fork Lake Cemetery:

    • Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:  #2274361
    • 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>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.
    <2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 Fork Lake Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4429, Longitude: -111.5677    
    <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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <5>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.









 

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