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Turks Gut, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Our Genealogical Helper for Turks Gut ...

So far, we have found very little information about Turks Gut.<1>

The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<2>

We've added Turks Gut to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Turks Gut, please Contact Us.

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Turks Gut (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Turks Gut. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Turks Gut ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Turks Gut.

  • While the name of this community is Turks Gut, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Turks Gut may originally have been Turk's Gut.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Turks Gut might be written as Turk Gut.

Cemeteries Near Turks Gut ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Turks Gut.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Turks Gut covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery    
      2 miles [3.2 km]<3>  
  N St. George's Anglican Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Upper Gullies Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E All Saints Anglican Cemetery [Map]      
      13 miles [20.9 km]  
  N Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. John The Evangelist Cemetery [Map]      
  E Topsail United Church Cemetery [Map]      
      16 miles [25.7 km]  
  N St. James Church Cemetery [Map]      
      18 miles [29 km]  
  ENE West Point Cemetery [Map]      
      20 miles [32.2 km]  
  E Presentation Anglican Cemetery [Map]      
      22 miles [35.4 km]  
  E Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      


Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Turks Gut:

For pages that are specific to Newfoundland and Labrador:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     CanadaGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Newfoundland and Labrador:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada GenWeb:     Cemetery Project for Newfoundland and Labrador
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Newfoundland and Labrador
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Gravemarker Gallery:     Directory for Newfoundland and Labrador     Cemeteries of Newfoundland and Labrador

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.

Stories from Newfoundland and Labrador

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Off-the-Road Links ...

While Turks Gut is historic, the Panormaio photo collection might have pictures from the area where Turks Gut would have been located:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Turks Gut and then turned west". While Turks Gut could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Turks Gut as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Turks Gut could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Newfoundland and Labrador community named Turks Gut.

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Turks Gut, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Turks Gut. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Turks Gut) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turks Gut. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5000, Longitude: -53.2167     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Turks Gut.


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