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A visit to the Melville 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 Melville Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   52.8048°   (52° 48' 17")

Lon:   -112.5685°   (-112° 34' 6")

As an estimate, the Melville Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Kelsey.

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SE-20-044-18-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southeast Quarter of Section 20, Township 044, Range 18, West of the 4th Meridian

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 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 Melville 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 Melville 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 16 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Melville Cemetery.

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

    • Kelsey
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelsey
    • Rosalind
      (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosalind
    • Bawlf
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bawlf
    • Edberg
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edberg
    • Meeting Creek
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Ohaton
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohaton
    • Ankerton
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ankerton
    • Daysland
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Donalda
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Ferlow Junction
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • New Norway
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Ferintosh
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Continue List   (4 more) ...
      • Heisler
        (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heisler
      • Camrose
        (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Duhamel
        (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duhamel came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duhamel
      • Strome
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strome

    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 21 that are within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> of the Melville Cemetery.<4>

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

    • Rosalind Cemetery
      (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
      • 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 Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2435765 <5>
    • Ferry Point Church Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Lakeview Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Green View Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
      • 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 Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2402527 <5>
    • Bawlf Cemetery
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Dried Meat Lake Cemetery
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
      • The Dried Meat Lake Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Dried Meat Lake United Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dried Meat Lake Cemetery
    • Meeting Creek Cemetery
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Fridhem Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Fridhem Cemetery is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Ferintosh.
      • The Fridhem Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Fridhem Baptist Cemetery
      • Fridhem Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fridhem Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2145013 <5>
    • Parkland Lutheran Church Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Bawlf Lutheran Church Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Larson Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Larson Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • The Larson Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Larson Private Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Larson Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2464331 <5>
    • Continue List   (9 more) ...

    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 Melville 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 Melville Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.8048, Longitude: -112.5685    
    <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:
    <6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. 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 maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.


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