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A visit to the Sion United Church 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 Sion United Church Cemetery ...

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

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Sion United Church 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 Sion United Church 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 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the Sion United Church Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Sion United Church Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Nakamun Park
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nakamun Park came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nakamun Park
    • Rich Valley
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Valley
    • Sunrise Beach
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Beach
    • Birch Cove
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch Cove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch Cove
    • Busby
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Busby came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Busby
    • Gunn
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunn
    • Alexander
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Alcomdale
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alcomdale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcomdale
    • Onoway
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Lunnford
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lunnford
    • Yellowstone
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowstone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowstone
    • Manola
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manola
    • Continue List   (13 more) ...
      • Castle Island
        (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Island
      • Calahoo
        (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calahoo
      • Riviere Qui Barre
        (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Mearns
        (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mearns
      • Ross Haven
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Sunset Point
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Point
      • Pickardville
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickardville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickardville
      • Glenevis
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenevis
      • Alberta Beach
        (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Lac Sainte Anne
        (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
      • Val Quentin
        (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Val Quentin came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Val Quentin
      • Rolling Heights
        (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
      • Freedom
        (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom

    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 21 that are within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> of the Sion United Church Cemetery.<4>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Sion United Church 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 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

    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' 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    
    <2>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.
    <3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <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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