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A visit to the Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery ...



Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery (FG ID #2587879)

Note: 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 Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery

Lat:   54.4171°   (54° 25' 1")

Lon:   -109.6276°   (-109° 37' 39")

Name Variations for Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery ...

When doing your research, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations.

Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery has also been known as:

  • Joseph Bighead First Nation Cemetery

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery:

  • Pages specific to Saskatchewan:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • List of neighboring communities ...

    The following 11 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> of the Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Northern Pine
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Beacon Hill
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Pierceland
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierceland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierceland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierceland <4>
    • Goodsoil
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Cherry Grove
      (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Cold Lake
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
    • Cold Lake South
      (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Lake South
      • Former name for Cold Lake South:
      • Grand Centre
    • Beaver Crossing
      (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Crossing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Crossing
    • Medley
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medley
    • Whelan
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whelan
    • Pine Cove
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)

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

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 8 that are within 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> of the Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • North Pine Mennonite Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
      • The North Pine Mennonite Cemetery has also been known as:
      • North Pine Cemetery
      • Pierceland North Pine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Pine Mennonite Cemetery
    • Cherry Grove Community Cemetery
      (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • St. Dominic RC Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
    • Our Lady of the Assumption RC Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
    • Golden Ridge RC Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Lakeview Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • St. John the Evangelist Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • Woodlawn Cemetery
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Woodlawn Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Woodlawn Cemetery is located outside and to the east of Whelan.
      • The Woodlawn Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Woodlawn / Whelan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodlawn Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2518580 <1>

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

    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 Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery:

    The official website for Province of Saskatchewan: www.saskatchewan.ca/

    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: findagrave.com.
    <2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 Big Island Lake Cree First Nation Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.4171, Longitude: -109.6276    
    <3>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
    <4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <5>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.
    <6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.









 

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