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The location of Sunrise Cemetery

A visit to the Sunrise Cemetery ...

The location of the Sunrise Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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 Sunrise Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   60.8986°   (60° 53' 54")

Lon:   -149.4269°   (-149° 25' 36")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Sunrise Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> of the Sunrise Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sunrise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #191762<3>
Angelus Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sunrise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1966487
Ft. Richardson National Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Sunrise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #109409
Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sunrise Cemetery
Memorial To The Missing   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Sunrise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2155681

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 14 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Sunrise Cemetery.

Alyeska   [Map]     Hope   [Map]    
Anchorage   [Map]     Indian   [Map]    
Artesian Village   [Map]     Moose Pass   [Map]    
Eagle River   [Map]     Spenard   [Map]    
Fort Richardson   [Map]     Sunrise   [Map]    
Girdwood   [Map]     Whittier   [Map]    
Gleason   [Map]     Wilson Village   [Map]    

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Sunrise Cemetery. The following communities are located in .

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Sunrise Cemetery.

Anchorage   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Sunrise Cemetery
Eagle River   [Map]
 - Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North (N) of the Sunrise Cemetery
Fort Richardson   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Sunrise Cemetery
Girdwood   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Sunrise Cemetery
Moose Pass   [Map]
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South (S) of the Sunrise Cemetery
Whittier   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sunrise Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy 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 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 Sunrise Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alaska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Sunrise 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 Sunrise Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1415092   (Name of Record: Sunrise Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Kenai Peninsula
Lat: 60.8986111     Lon: -149.4269444   [Map]
Elev: 10         Map Name: Seward D-7

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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 Sunrise Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.8986, Longitude: -149.4269     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Sunrise Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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