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Our Genealogical Helper for Ostrea Lake ...

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 which surrounded our ancestors and that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ostrea Lake (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 organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ostrea Lake. 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 Ostrea Lake ...

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 Ostrea Lake.

  • Typical abbreviation for Ostrea Lake: Ostrea Lk.

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with Cyndi's List, FamilySearch or the CanadaGenWeb Project. These user-friendly 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Ostrea Lake:

For pages that are specific to Nova Scotia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     CanadaGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Nova Scotia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Nova Scotia
Canada GenWeb:     Cemetery Project for Nova Scotia
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Nova Scotia     Cemetery Wiki for Nova Scotia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Gravemarker Gallery:     Directory for Nova Scotia     Cemeteries of Nova Scotia

Cemeteries Near Ostrea Lake ...

We are looking for information about cemeteries in the area around Ostrea Lake. We would like to know the formal name and GPS location of the cemetery, whether the cemetery is historic, abandoned or still in use. If it applies, we would also like to learn of any past or alternate names that the cemetery has been known by.

If you don't know the GPS location (ie- the latitude/longitude) of a cemetery, please use our Map Page for Ostrea Lake to determine the cemetery's position (the instructions for finding the latitude/longitude can be found below the map).

Can You Help With These Cemeteries ...

We're always in search of cemeteries, whether it's still active or long abandoned and largely forgotten. When we find mention of a cemetery, we add it with the hope that we'll be able to provide more detail in the future.

We believe that the following cemeteries can be found in , but we don't have their location (or it may be that we have the name wrong). If you can help us with any of these cemeteries or have one that we should add, please contact us.

Carmichael's CemeteryDean Presbyterian Cemetery
Catholic Church CemeteryElmswood / Hillsborough United Church Cemetery
Clam Harbour Cemetery 
Dean Pioneer Cemetery 

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