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The location of Milk River Cemetery

A visit to the Milk River Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Milk River Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Milk River Cemetery (FAG ID #2206067)

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 Milk River Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   49.1438°   (49° 8' 37")

Lon:   -112.0659°   (-112° 3' 57")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NW-22-002-16-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northwest Quarter of Section 22, Township 002, Range 16, West of the 4th Meridian

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Milk River Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Bluegrass Hutterite Colony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of the Milk River Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2597601
New Dayton Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Milk River Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2447795
Prairie Round Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Milk River Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2154040
Warner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Milk River Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2339666
Wrentham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North (N) of the Milk River Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2465612

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 6 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Milk River Cemetery.

Coutts   [Map]     Warner   [Map]    
Milk River   [Map]     Wrentham   [Map]    
New Dayton   [Map]      
Skiff   [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 and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Milk River 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:   The Milk River Cemetery (FAG ID #2206067)   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 Milk River Cemetery ...

While our initial data for the Milk River Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Milk River Cemetery elsewhere. 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 Milk River Cemetery.

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #2206067

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 ...

Search for a Community in Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

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:

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Milk River Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.1438, Longitude: -112.0659     [Map].

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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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