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The location of Union Cemetery

A visit to the Union Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Union Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Union Cemetery (FAG ID #1968318)

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 Union Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   49.7309°   (49° 43' 51")

Lon:   -113.3873°   (-113° 23' 14")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-18-009-25-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 18, Township 009, Range 25, West of the 4th Meridian

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 12 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Union Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Albion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Union Cemetery
Archmount Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2146605
Brocket Colony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Union Cemetery
Claresholm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2232948
Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2165503
Granum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2225492
Hartley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Union Cemetery
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East (E) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2146604
Orton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Union Cemetery
Royal View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East (E) of the Union Cemetery
St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East (E) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2228124
Springridge Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Union Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Union Cemetery.

Barons   [Map]     Lethbridge   [Map]    
Brocket   [Map]     Monarch   [Map]    
Claresholm   [Map]     Nobleford   [Map]    
Coalhurst   [Map]     Shaughnessy   [Map]    
Diamond City   [Map]     Springridge   [Map]    
Eastview Acres   [Map]     Stand Off   [Map]    
Fort MacLeod   [Map]     Sunset Acres   [Map]    
Glenwood   [Map]     Woodhouse   [Map]    
Granum   [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 - 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 Union 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:   The Union Cemetery (FAG ID #1968318)   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 Union Cemetery ...

While our initial data for the Union Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Union Cemetery elsewhere. 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 Union Cemetery.

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #1968318

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

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:

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<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Union Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7309, Longitude: -113.3873     [Map].

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