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A visit to the Union Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have 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. 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 Union Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Union Cemetery

While not adjacent, the Holy Cross Cemetery is directly south of the Union Cemetery.

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

Lat:   49.7309°   (49° 43' 51")

Lon:   -113.3874°   (-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

Establishment of the Union Cemetery ...

The Union Cemetery was established in October 1874.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Union Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Union Cemetery.

  • Barons
    • 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
    • Barons lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Union Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barons
  • Brocket
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brocket came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brocket
    • Brocket lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Union Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brocket
  • Claresholm
    • 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
    • Claresholm lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Union Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claresholm
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claresholm<4>
  • Coalhurst
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalhurst came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalhurst
    • Coalhurst lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Union Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalhurst
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Diamond City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
      • Diamond City lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond City
    • Eastview Acres
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastview Acres
      • Eastview Acres lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastview Acres
    • Fort MacLeod
    • Glenwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
    • Granum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granum came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granum
      • Granum lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granum<4>
    • Lethbridge
    • Monarch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
      • Monarch lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
    • Nobleford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nobleford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nobleford
      • Nobleford lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nobleford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nobleford<4>
    • Shaughnessy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaughnessy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaughnessy
      • Shaughnessy lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaughnessy
    • Springridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springridge
      • Springridge lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springridge
    • Stand Off
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stand Off
      • Stand Off lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stand Off
    • Sunset Acres
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Acres
      • Sunset Acres lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Acres
    • Woodhouse
      • 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
      • Woodhouse lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodhouse

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 13 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Union Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Albion Ridge Cemetery
    • The Albion Ridge Cemetery is located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Picture Butte.
    • More accurately, Albion Ridge Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Union Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albion Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion Ridge Cemetery
  • Archmount Cemetery
  • Brocket Colony Cemetery
  • Claresholm Cemetery
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

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: findagrave.com.
<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: -113.3874    
<3>If we have 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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