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A visit to the Saint Mary's 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 St. Mary's Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The St. Mary's Cemetery (FG ID #2149969)

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 St. Mary's Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the St. Mary's Cemetery

Lat:   51.0253°   (51° 1' 31")

Lon:   -114.0627°   (-114° 3' 45")

As an estimate, the St. Mary's Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Calgary.

Establishment of the St. Mary's Cemetery ...

The St. Mary's Cemetery was established in 1876.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 St. Mary's 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 St. Mary's 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 26 communities are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the St. Mary's Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from St. Mary's Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Ramsay
      (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramsay
    • Sunnyside
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Renfrew
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renfrew
    • Hillhurst
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Calgary
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Richmond
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Haysboro
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysboro
    • Albert Park
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Acadia
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acadia
    • Vista Heights
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Signal Hill
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Highwood
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
    • Continue List   (14 more) ...
      • Douglas Glen
        (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
      • Two Guns
        (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Guns
      • Abbeydale
        (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Huntington Hills
        (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
      • Varsity
        (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varsity
      • Midnapore
        (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
      • Deer Ridge
        (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
      • Deer Run
        (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
      • Martindale
        (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Heritage Woods
        (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
      • Shepard
        (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepard
      • Janet
        (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janet came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janet
      • Coral Springs
        (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Taradale
        (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taradale

    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 18 that are within 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> of the St. Mary's Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from St. Mary's Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Queen's Park Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Queen's Park Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Calgary.
      • The Queen's Park Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Calgary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Queen's Park Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #639344 <1>
    • Mountain View Memorial Gardens
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Eden Brook Memorial Gardens is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Calgary.
      • The Eden Brook Memorial Gardens has also been known as:
      • Holy Family Catholic Cemetery
      • Holy Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #1035052 <1>
    • Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Chevra Kadisha Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Chevra Kadisha Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Calgary.
      • The Chevra Kadisha Cemetery has also been known as:
      • 37th Street Cemetery
      • Jewish Cemetery
      • Jewish Memorial Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chevra Kadisha Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2263707 <1>
    • Jewish Memorial Chapel Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Springbank United Church Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Airdrie Cemetery
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Davisburg Cemetery
      (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • St. Andrew's Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
    • St. Mary's RC Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Continue List   (6 more) ...

    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 St. Mary's Cemetery:

    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 'point-to-point' 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 St. Mary's Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0253, Longitude: -114.0627    
    <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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