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The location of Spruce Coulee Cemetery

A visit to the Spruce Coulee 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.

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The Location of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery ...

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery

Lat:   52.5794°   (52° 34' 45")

Lon:   -112.4274°   (-112° 25' 38")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NW-32-041-17-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northwest Quarter of Section 32, Township 041, Range 17, West of the 4th Meridian

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 11 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2410015<2>
Donalda Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2454924
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery
Ferry Point Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery
Forestburg Public Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery
Green View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2402527
Meeting Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2501186
Red Willow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2291670
St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, Spring Lake   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery
St. Elizabeth of Prague Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2435765
St. Martin RC Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Spruce Coulee Cemetery.

Ankerton   [Map]     Halkirk   [Map]    
Bashaw   [Map]     Heisler   [Map]    
Bawlf   [Map]     Kelsey   [Map]    
Botha   [Map]     Meeting Creek   [Map]    
Daysland   [Map]     Red Willow   [Map]    
Donalda   [Map]     Rochon Sands   [Map]    
Edberg   [Map]     Rosalind   [Map]    
Forestburg   [Map]     Stettler   [Map]    
Gadsby   [Map]     Strome   [Map]    
Galahad   [Map]     White Sands   [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 start 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Spruce Coulee 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 Spruce Coulee 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 Spruce Coulee 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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About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

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 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 Spruce Coulee Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.5794, Longitude: -112.4274     [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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