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The location of Briar Ridge Cemetery

A visit to the Briar Ridge 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 four sections:

The Location of the Briar Ridge Cemetery ...

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 16 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Briar Ridge Cemetery.

Arras   [Map]     Fellers Heights   [Map]    
Bay Tree (AB)   [Map]     Gordondale (AB)   [Map]    
Bonanza (AB)   [Map]     Iracard   [Map]    
Briar Ridge   [Map]     Pouce Coupe   [Map]    
Dawson Creek   [Map]     Rolla   [Map]    
Demmitt (AB)   [Map]     Shearer Dale   [Map]    
Doe River   [Map]     Tomslake   [Map]    
Farmington   [Map]     Tupper   [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 like to start with 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 Briar Ridge Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to British Columbia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for British Columbia:

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

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 British Columbia

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the Briar Ridge Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Dawson Creek City Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west (W) of the Briar Ridge Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2321502<2>

Hillhaven Cemetery (AB)   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast (NE) of the Briar Ridge Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2514261

Riverview Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest (SW) of the Briar Ridge Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2512659

Rolla Community Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Briar Ridge Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2398458

St. Emile's / Old Dawson Creek RC Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest (SW) of the Briar Ridge Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for British Columbia

About British Columbia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 Briar Ridge Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 55.7884, Longitude: -120.0179     [Map].
<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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