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A visit to the Merna United Church 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 Merna United Church Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Merna United Church Cemetery (FG ID #2511208)

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 Merna United Church Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Merna United Church Cemetery

Lat:   52.5801°   (52° 34' 48")

Lon:   -111.6834°   (-111° 41' 0")

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Merna United Church 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 Merna United Church 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 18 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Merna United Church Cemetery.

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

    • Bellshill
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Alliance
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
    • Galahad
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galahad
    • Berkinshaw
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Lougheed
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Sedgewick
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Battle Bend
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Killam
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Forestburg
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Hardisty
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Brownfield
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownfield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownfield
    • Strome
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strome
    • Continue List   (6 more) ...
      • Bulwark ‑ Historic
        (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulwark
      • Heisler
        (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heisler
      • Battle River
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Castor
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Amisk
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amisk
      • Jarrow
        (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarrow

    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 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> of the Merna United Church Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Merna United Church 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 Merna United Church Cemetery:

    The official website for Province of Alberta:

    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:
    <2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 Merna United Church Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.5801, Longitude: -111.6834    
    <3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <4>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.
    <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.
    <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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