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The location of Woodlawn Cemetery

A visit to the Woodlawn 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 five sections:

The Location of the Woodlawn Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   53.3948°   (53° 23' 41")

Lon:   -117.5770°   (-117° 34' 37")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NW-11-051-25-W5     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northwest Quarter of Section 11, Township 051, Range 25, West of the 5th Meridian

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 3 cemeteries that are within 50 miles [80.5 km]<1> of the Woodlawn Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2217350<2>
Jasper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
Mountain Park Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2403502

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 9 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Brule   [Map]     Mercoal   [Map]    
Cadomin   [Map]     Pocahontas   [Map]    
Coalspur   [Map]     Robb   [Map]    
Hinton   [Map]     Swan Landing   [Map]    
Luscar   [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 visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Woodlawn 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Woodlawn Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. 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 Woodlawn Cemetery.

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 ...

Find a Community located in 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Woodlawn Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.3948, Longitude: -117.5770     [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. 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 gone without an obvious trace.

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