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A visit to the Poynter Memorial 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 Poynter Memorial Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Poynter Memorial Cemetery (FG ID #2417034)

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 Poynter Memorial Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   54.0953°   (54° 5' 43")

Lon:   -114.4261°   (-114° 25' 33")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-17-059-03-W5    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 059, Range 03, West of the 5th Meridian

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 Poynter Memorial 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 Poynter Memorial 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]<2> of the Poynter Memorial Cemetery.

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

    • Barrhead
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Lunnford
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lunnford
    • Manola
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manola
    • Freedom
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Bloomsbury
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Campsie
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campsie came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campsie
    • Birch Cove
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Cove
    • Camp Creek
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Roselea
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roselea
    • Rossington
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossington came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossington
    • Neerlandia
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Tiger Lily
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiger Lily came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiger Lily
    • Continue List   (4 more) ...
      • Rich Valley
        (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Valley
      • Nakamun Park
        (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nakamun Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nakamun Park
      • Cosmo
        (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmo
      • Linaria
        (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linaria

    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 20 that are within 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> of the Poynter Memorial Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Poynter Memorial 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 Poynter Memorial Cemetery:

    • Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:  #2417034
    • 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: https://www.alberta.ca/

    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: findagrave.com.
    <2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 Poynter Memorial Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.0953, Longitude: -114.4261    
    <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.









 

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