Whites Corner, Nova Scotia
Our Genealogical Helper for Whites Corner ...
Although we found mention of Whites Corner during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Whites Corner was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.
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 Whites Corner (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 Whites Corner. 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 Whites Corner ...
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 Whites Corner.
- Typical abbreviation for Whites Corner: Whites Cor. (or less commonly used: Whites Crn.)
- While the name of this community is Whites Corner, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Whites Corner may originally have been White's Corner.
- Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Whites Corner might be written as White Corner.
Cemeteries Near Whites Corner ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whites Corner.
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 Whites Corner covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Whites Corner:
These websites are specific to Nova Scotia:
Cemetery Information and Directories for Nova Scotia:
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.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: novascotia.ca/
|<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 south past Whites Corner and then turned east". While Whites Corner could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Whites Corner 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 Whites Corner 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 Nova Scotia community named Whites Corner.
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|<2>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Whites Corner. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whites Corner) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Whites Corner. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whites Corner
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whites Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1508, Longitude: -64.7181 [Map].
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|<3>||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.|
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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whites Corner.