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A visit to the Fort Simpson Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

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. Simpson Cemetery ...

The Ft. Simpson Cemetery is located outside and to the west of Fort Simpson.

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

Lat:   61.8638°   (61° 51' 49")

Lon:   -121.3629°   (-121° 21' 46")

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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. Simpson Cemetery:

  • 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. Simpson Cemetery 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.
    • Disaster Stories from Northwest Territories

List of neighboring communities ...

The following community is within Less than 2 miles<1> of the Ft. Simpson Cemetery.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Northwest Territories: https://www.gov.nt.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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Ft. Simpson Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.8638, Longitude: -121.3629    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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