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A visit to the West Brook 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 West Brook Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   51.4029°   (51° 24' 10")

Lon:   -114.4942°   (-114° 29' 39")

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 West Brook 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 West Brook 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 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the West Brook Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from West Brook Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Bottrell
      (Less than 2 miles to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bottrell
    • Dogpound
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogpound
    • Madden
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madden came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madden
    • Cremona
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cremona
    • Water Valley
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley <3>
    • Cochrane Lake
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Mitford ‑ Historic
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mitford. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitford
    • Cochrane
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Benchlands
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Ghost Lake
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Glenbow ‑ Historic
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Glenbow. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenbow
    • Waiparous
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waiparous came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waiparous
    • Continue List   (10 more) ...
      • Crossfield
        (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossfield came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossfield
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossfield <3>
      • Carstairs
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Bergen
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergen
      • Morley
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morley
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morley <3>
      • Arbour Lake
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Airdrie
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
      • Jumping Pound
        (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
      • Valley Ridge
        (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Didsbury
        (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Balzac
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balzac came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balzac
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balzac <3>

    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 18 that are within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> of the West Brook Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from West Brook Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Cremona Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Cremona Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Cremona.
      • The Cremona Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cemona Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cremona Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2513584 <6>
    • Big Prairie Cemetery
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Mitford Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Mitford Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitford Cemetery
    • St. Andrew's Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • St. Mary's RC Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Carstairs Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Wesley Cemetery
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Bergen Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • Springbank United Church Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
    • Crossfield Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Airdrie Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Didsbury Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
    • Continue List   (6 more) ...
      • Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
        (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Eden Brook Memorial Gardens is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Calgary.
        • The Eden Brook Memorial Gardens has also been known as:
        • Holy Family Catholic Cemetery
        • Holy Family Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eden Brook Memorial Gardens
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #1035052 <6>
      • Queen's Park Cemetery
        (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Queen's Park Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Calgary.
        • The Queen's Park Cemetery has also been known as:
        • Calgary Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Queen's Park Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #639344 <6>
      • Sundre & District Cemetery
        (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • St. Barnabas Anglican Church Cemetery
        (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
        (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery is located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Carstairs.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
      • Hainstock Cemetery
        (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)

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

    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 West Brook Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.4029, Longitude: -114.4942    
    <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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
    <5>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.
    <6>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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