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Leif Hansen Memorial Park


The location of Leif Hansen Memorial Park

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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.

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The Location of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park...

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park

Lat:   60.5553°   (60° 33' 19")

Lon:   -151.2457°   (-151° 14' 44")

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park. The following communities are located in .

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Leif Hansen Memorial Park.

Kenai   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park
Soldotna   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 2 cemeteries that are within 40 miles [64.4 km] of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

McGahan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park
Russian Orthodox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park
 - Location is estimated<2>

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 11 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Leif Hansen Memorial Park.

Cohoe   [Map]Nikiski   [Map]
Funny River   [Map]Port Nikiski   [Map]
Kalifornsky   [Map]Ridgeway   [Map]
Kasilof   [Map]Salamatof   [Map]
Kenai   [Map]Soldotna   [Map]
Nikishka   [Map]Sterling   [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, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Leif Hansen Memorial Park:

For pages that are specific to Alaska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alaska:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alaska
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alaska     Cemetery Wiki for Alaska
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alaska

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 Alaska

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About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in . 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 Leif Hansen Memorial Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.5553, Longitude: -151.2457     [Map].

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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