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The location of West Brook Cemetery

A visit to the West Brook 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.

This page contains four sections:

The Location of the West Brook Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   51.4029°   (51° 24' 10")

Lon:   -114.4942°   (-114° 29' 39")

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the West Brook Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Big Prairie Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Brook Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2359916<2>

Cemona Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the West Brook Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2513584

Cremona Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the West Brook Cemetery

Mitford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of the West Brook Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<3>

St. Andrew's Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of the West Brook Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the West Brook Cemetery.

Airdrie   [Map]     Didsbury   [Map]    
Arbour Lake   [Map]     Dogpound   [Map]    
Balzac   [Map]     Ghost Lake   [Map]    
Benchlands   [Map]     Glenbow   [Map]    
Bergen   [Map]     Jumping Pound   [Map]    
Bottrell   [Map]     Madden   [Map]    
Carstairs   [Map]     Mitford   [Map]    
Cochrane   [Map]     Morley   [Map]    
Cochrane Lake   [Map]     Valley Ridge   [Map]    
Cremona   [Map]     Waiparous   [Map]    
Crossfield   [Map]     Water Valley   [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 first turn to 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 - you should note 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 West Brook 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

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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     [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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<3>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.

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