The following is an overview of the Bogomdannoye Doukhobor Cemetery Site located 8 miles north of Arran, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Livingston No. 331. Land location: SE 16-35-30 West of First. Latitude: 51°59.896. Longitude: 101°41.689. Compiled on September 2, 2006 by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred Petroff and George Negrave.
View of the cemetery site from the grid facing north. It is located on the rise along the property line, left of the hay bale.
Bogomdannoye Cemetery was established in 1905 by the Doukhobors of Bogomdannoye village near Arran. After the abandonment of the village in 1917, the cemetery ceased to be actively used. In the 1990’s, the cemetery site was destroyed. It is privately owned.
According to tradition, the cemetery was approximately half an acre in size. The cemetery contained approximately 25 interments in one or more rows facing east-west. The graves were unmarked. When the site was cleared in the 1990’s, all traces of the cemetery were removed. It is currently under cultivation.
To access the cemetery, travel north from the junction of Highway No. 49 and the Village of Arran Exit for 6 miles (9.6 km). Then turn east on the grid road and continue for 1/2 a mile (.8 km). Turn north on the grid road and continue for 2 miles (3.2 km). Then turn east on the grid road and continue for 1 mile (1.6 km). The cemetery is on the north side of the road, along the property line, approximately 50 yards (45 m) from the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.
There is no burial register, cemetery plot map, death certificates, grave markers or other records for the Bogomdannoye Cemetery site. However, the following families resided in Bogomdannoye village and may have members buried at the Bogomdannoye Cemetery site: Barabanoff, Berikoff, Chernenkoff, Gremakin, Gretchin, Kinakin, Krasnikoff, Legebokoff, Malakoff, Pictin, Sofonoff.
This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to the Bogomdannoye Cemetery site, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.