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A visit to the Rocky Rapids 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 Rocky Rapids Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   53.3079°   (53° 18' 28")

Lon:   -114.9274°   (-114° 55' 38")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NW-11-050-07-W5    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 050, Range 07, West of the 5th Meridian

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Rocky Rapids 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 Rocky Rapids 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 24 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Rocky Rapids Cemetery.

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

    • Rocky Rapids
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Round Valley
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Drayton Valley
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Berrymoor
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Tomahawk
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomahawk
    • Violet Grove
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Lindale
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lindale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindale
    • Buck Creek
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Entwistle
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Entwistle came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Entwistle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Entwistle <2>
    • Carnwood
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carnwood came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnwood
    • Burtonsville
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Betula Beach
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Continue List   (12 more) ...
      • Seba Beach
        (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seba Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seba Beach
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seba Beach <2>
      • Magnolia Bridge
        (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
      • Lodgepole
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodgepole came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodgepole
      • Alsike
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alsike came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alsike
      • Gainford
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainford
      • Cynthia
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cynthia came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cynthia
      • Evansburg
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evansburg came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evansburg
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evansburg <2>
      • Magnolia
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Breton
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breton
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Breton <2>
      • Antross
        (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antross
      • Saint Francis
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Point Alison
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Alison came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Alison

    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 17 that are within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> of the Rocky Rapids Cemetery.<4>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Rocky Rapids 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 Rocky Rapids 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: https://www.alberta.ca/

    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 Rocky Rapids Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.3079, Longitude: -114.9274    
    <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: findagrave.com.









 

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