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The location of Meanook Cemetery

A visit to the Meanook 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 Meanook Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   54.5879°   (54° 35' 16")

Lon:   -113.3325°   (-113° 19' 56")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-06-065-22-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 06, Township 065, Range 22, West of the 4th Meridian

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 7 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Meanook Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Athabasca Municipal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Meanook Cemetery
Boyle Municipal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of the Meanook Cemetery
St. Alphonsus RC Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of the Meanook Cemetery
Cash Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Meanook Cemetery
Ferguson District Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Meanook Cemetery
Peaceful Pines Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Meanook Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2277025<2>
Tawatinaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Meanook Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Meanook Cemetery.

Amber Valley   [Map]     Mewatha Beach   [Map]    
Athabasca   [Map]     Newbrook   [Map]    
Boyle   [Map]     Perryvale   [Map]    
Colinton   [Map]     Rochester   [Map]    
Coolidge   [Map]     South Baptiste   [Map]    
Donatville   [Map]     Sunset Beach   [Map]    
Ellscott   [Map]     Tawatinaw   [Map]    
Island Lake   [Map]     West Baptiste   [Map]    
Island Lake South   [Map]     Whispering Hills   [Map]    
Larkspur   [Map]     White Gull   [Map]    
Meanook   [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 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 Meanook 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 Meanook 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 Meanook 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 ...

Find a Community within 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' 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 Meanook Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.5879, Longitude: -113.3325     [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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<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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