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The location of Sion United Church Cemetery

A visit to the Sion United Church Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. 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.

This page contains five sections:

The Location of the Sion United Church Cemetery ...

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Sion United Church Cemetery

Lat:   53.8908°   (53° 53' 26")

Lon:   -114.1502°   (-114° 9' 0")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-06-057-01-W5     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 06, Township 057, Range 01, West of the 5th Meridian

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 8 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the Sion United Church Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Alexander First Nations Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sion United Church Cemetery
Belvedere Community Church / All Saints Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sion United Church Cemetery
Epiphany Lutheran of Sion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Sion United Church Cemetery
Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Sion United Church Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2326570<2>
Manola Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Sion United Church Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2382611
Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sion United Church Cemetery
Rich Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sion United Church Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2247879
St. John Anglican Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of the Sion United Church Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2326608

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Sion United Church Cemetery.

Alberta Beach   [Map]     Mearns   [Map]    
Alcomdale   [Map]     Nakamun Park   [Map]    
Alexander   [Map]     Onoway   [Map]    
Birch Cove   [Map]     Pickardville   [Map]    
Busby   [Map]     Rich Valley   [Map]    
Calahoo   [Map]     Riviere Qui Barre   [Map]    
Castle Island   [Map]     Rolling Heights   [Map]    
Freedom   [Map]     Ross Haven   [Map]    
Glenevis   [Map]     Sunrise Beach   [Map]    
Gunn   [Map]     Sunset Point   [Map]    
Lac Sainte Anne   [Map]     Val Quentin   [Map]    
Lunnford   [Map]     Yellowstone   [Map]    
Manola   [Map]      

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

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Sion United Church Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alberta:

Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alberta:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alberta
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alberta   Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries of Alberta

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.

Disaster Stories from Alberta

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Sion United Church Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Sion United Church Cemetery.

Referenced Books / Documents ...

Alberta Sources - Cemeteries and other surname sources (Feb. 2007)
      Written by: Alberta Genealogical Society and other researchers, societies and groups

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 Sion United Church Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.8908, Longitude: -114.1502     [Map].

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<2>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:

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