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A visit to the Saint Vincent Roman Catholic (RC) 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 St. Vincent RC Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the St. Vincent RC Cemetery

Lat:   50.1720°   (50° 10' 19")

Lon:   -113.6416°   (-113° 38' 29")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NW-32-014-27-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northwest Quarter of Section 32, Township 014, Range 27, West of the 4th Meridian

Name Variations for St. Vincent RC Cemetery ...

When doing your research, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations.

St. Vincent RC Cemetery has also been known as:

  • St. Vincent Catholic Cemetery
  • St. Vincent Cemetery

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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. Vincent RC 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. Vincent RC 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 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the St. Vincent RC Cemetery.

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

    • Stavely
      (Less than 2 miles to the south)
    • Parkland Beach
      (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkland Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland Beach
    • Parkland
      (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland
    • Claresholm
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claresholm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claresholm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claresholm <2>
    • Nanton
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Woodhouse
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhouse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodhouse
    • Furman
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Granum
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
    • Cayley
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayley
    • Champion
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion
    • Kirkcaldy
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirkcaldy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkcaldy
    • Ensign
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ensign came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ensign
    • Continue List   (5 more) ...
      • Carmangay
        (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Vulcan
        (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Frankburg ‑ Historic
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankburg came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankburg
      • Brant
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brant
      • Barons
        (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barons came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barons

    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 12 that are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> of the St. Vincent RC Cemetery.<4>

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

    • Stavely Cemetery
      (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Claresholm Cemetery
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Nanton Town Cemetery
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • St. Cecilia RC Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Five Mile Peace Lutheran Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Alston Cemetery
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Alston Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Alston Cemetery is located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Carmangay.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alston Cemetery
    • Granum Cemetery
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Granum Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Granum.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Granum Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2225492 <5>
    • Champion Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Vulcan Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Frankburg Cemetery
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
    • Highwood Cemetery
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
    • Blackie Cemetery
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)

    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. Vincent RC 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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the St. Vincent RC Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.1720, Longitude: -113.6416    
    <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.
    <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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