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A visit to the Fort McPherson Cemetery (Old) ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old). For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old) (FAG ID #2493004)

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old) ...

The Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old) is located in Fort McPherson.

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old)

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old)

Lat:   67.4299°   (67° 25' 47")

Lon:   -134.8684°   (-134° 52' 6")

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old):

  • Pages specific to Northwest Territories:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old) itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Disaster Stories from Northwest Territories

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 2 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> of the Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old).

  • Fort McPherson
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort McPherson
    • Fort McPherson lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old).
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort McPherson
  • Tsiigehtchic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tsiigehtchic
    • Tsiigehtchic lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old).
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tsiigehtchic

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we continue to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old):

The official website for Northwest Territories:

Footnotes ...

<1>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:
<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 Ft. McPherson Cemetery (Old). The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 67.4299, Longitude: -134.8684    




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