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A visit to the Woodland 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 Woodland Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   52.3036°   (52° 18' 12")

Lon:   -112.5094°   (-112° 30' 33")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NW-21-053-13-W5    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northwest Quarter of Section 21, Township 053, Range 13, West of the 5th Meridian

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Woodland 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 Woodland 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 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Woodland Cemetery.

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

    • Botha
      (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Botha
    • Gadsby
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gadsby came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadsby
    • Sabine
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabine
    • Stettler
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Red Willow
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Fenn
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fenn
    • Halkirk
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halkirk
    • Erskine
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Oberlin
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oberlin
    • White Sands
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Leo
      (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Leo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leo
    • Rochon Sands
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Continue List   (5 more) ...
      • Donalda
        (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
      • Nevis
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nevis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nevis
      • Big Valley
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Valley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Valley
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Valley <3>
      • Byemoor
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byemoor came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byemoor
      • Battle River
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)

    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 20 that are within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> of the Woodland Cemetery.<5>

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

    • Omega Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
      • The Omega Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Gadsby Cemetery
      • Gadsby Omega Cemetery
      • Omega Gadsby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Omega Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2388936 <6>
    • Lake View Cemetery
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Red Willow Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Halkirk Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Liberal Cemetery
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Erskine Cemetery
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Donalda Cemetery
      (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Donalda Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Donalda.
      • The Donalda Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Donalda Village Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Donalda Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2454924 <6>
    • Lakeview Cemetery
      (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Spruce Coulee Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Fairview Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Tail Creek Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Tail Creek Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tail Creek Cemetery
    • Byemoor Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Continue List   (8 more) ...

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

    Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

    Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we continue to add detail as we find it.

    We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Woodland Cemetery:

    • Referenced Books / Documents ...
    • Alberta Sources - Cemeteries and other surname sources (Feb. 2007)
      • Written by: Alberta Genealogical Society and other researchers, societies and groups

    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' (or point-to-point) 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 Woodland Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.3036, Longitude: -112.5094    
    <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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