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Our Genealogy Helper for Opal ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Opal (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Opal. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Opal:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Alberta

Cemeteries Near Opal ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Opal.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Opal covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Redwater Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery
    • The Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Egremont.
    • Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Czesnoho Christa Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery
    • St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
    • Sand Hills Church Cemetery
    • Sandhills Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2547669<2>
  • Redwater Cemetery
  • Moose Hill Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moose Hill Community Cemetery
    • The Moose Hill Community Cemetery is located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Thorhild.More accurately, Moose Hill Community Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Opal.
    • Moose Hill Community Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Moose Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moose Hill Community Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2363779<2>
  • St. Anne RC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anne RC Cemetery
    • The St. Anne RC Cemetery is located in Thorhild.To be more accurate, St. Anne RC Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Opal.
    • St. Anne RC Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Anne's Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anne RC Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2364574<2>
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Cemetery
    • The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Radway.More accurately, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Opal.
    • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2380583<2>
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
  • Emmanuel Anglican Church Cemetery
  • Legal Cemetery
  • Bon Accord Cemetery
  • St. Michaels Cemetery
  • St. Demetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
  • Continue List   (50 more) ...
    • Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery
    • Abee Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abee Cemetery
      • The Abee Cemetery is located outside and to the southwest of Abee.To be more precise, Abee Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Opal.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abee Cemetery
    • Waskatenau United Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Waskatenau United Church Cemetery
      • Waskatenau United Church Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Opal.
      • Waskatenau United Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Woodward's Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waskatenau United Church Cemetery

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Opal. See our List of 1890's Communities around Opal.

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About Alberta

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Opal. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Opal) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Opal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OpalOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Opal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.0216, Longitude: -113.2361    
<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: findagrave.com.




 

 

 

 

 


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