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A visit to the Ryley Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

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 Ryley Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   53.2793°   (53° 16' 45")

Lon:   -112.4392°   (-112° 26' 21")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NW-33-049-17-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northwest Quarter of Section 33, Township 049, Range 17, West of the 4th 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 websites either 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 Ryley 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 Ryley Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Disaster Stories from Alberta

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Ryley Cemetery.

  • Armena
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armena
    • Armena lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Ryley Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armena
  • Bawlf
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bawlf
    • Bawlf lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Ryley Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bawlf
  • Bruce
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
    • Bruce lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ryley Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
  • Camrose
  • Haight
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haight
    • Haight lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ryley Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haight
  • Hay Lakes
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Lakes
    • Hay Lakes lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Ryley Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Lakes
  • Hilliard
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilliard
    • Hilliard lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Ryley Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilliard came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilliard
  • Holden
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
    • Holden lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ryley Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
  • Inland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inland
    • Inland lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ryley Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inland
  • Kingman
  • Lavoy
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavoy
    • Lavoy lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ryley Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavoy
  • Lindbrook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindbrook
    • Lindbrook lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ryley Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lindbrook came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindbrook
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Mundare
    • North Cooking Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Cooking Lake
      • North Cooking Lake lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Ryley Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Cooking Lake came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Cooking Lake
    • Ohaton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohaton
      • Ohaton lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Ryley Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohaton
    • Poe
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poe
      • Poe lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Ryley Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poe came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poe
    • Round Hill
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
      • Round Hill lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ryley Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Hill
    • Ryley
    • Tofield
    • Vegreville

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 15 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Ryley Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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 Ryley 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 '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 Ryley Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.2793, Longitude: -112.4392    
<2>If we have 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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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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