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Profile for the Melville 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.

This page contains five sections:

The Location of the Melville Cemetery...

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

Lat:   52.8048°   (52° 48' 17")

Lon:   -112.5685°   (-112° 34' 6")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 12 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the Melville Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Bawlf Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Melville Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2509712<2>
 
Bawlf Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Melville Cemetery
 
Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Melville Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2410015
 
Daysland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melville Cemetery
 
Dried Meat Lake United Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melville Cemetery
 
Fridhem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melville Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2145013
 
Green View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Melville Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2402527
 
Larson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Melville Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2464331
 
Parkland Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Melville Cemetery
 
St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, Spring Lake   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melville Cemetery
 
St. Elizabeth of Prague Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Melville Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2435765
 
Skafse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melville Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 15 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Melville Cemetery.

Ankerton   [Map]Duhamel   [Map]Kelsey   [Map]
Bawlf   [Map]Edberg   [Map]Meeting Creek   [Map]
Camrose   [Map]Ferintosh   [Map]New Norway   [Map]
Daysland   [Map]Ferlow Junction   [Map]Ohaton   [Map]
Donalda   [Map]Heisler   [Map]Rosalind   [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 first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 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 Melville 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 Melville 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 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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Melville Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.8048, Longitude: -112.5685     [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: findagrave.com.

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<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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