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Our Genealogy Helper for New Canada ...

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 New Canada (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for New Canada. 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.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

New Canada is located in Aroostook County.

To see how the shape of Maine's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Aroostook County: Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset & Washington.

Below are the counties that are near New Canada. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to New Canada:

  • Aroostook County     (The home county of New Canada)
    • Soldier Pond [Aroostook County]
    • Wallagrass [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallagrass
      • Wallagrass [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of New Canada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 520 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallagrass have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallagrass
    • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Lake
      • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of New Canada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 796 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Lake<2>
    • Winterville [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterville
      • Winterville [Aroostook County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of New Canada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville
    • Fort Kent Mills [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kent Mills
      • Fort Kent Mills [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of New Canada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Kent Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Kent Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Kent Mills<2>
    • Quimby [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quimby
      • Quimby [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Canada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quimby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quimby
    • Winterville Plantation [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterville Plantation
      • Winterville Plantation [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of New Canada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville Plantation
    • Fort Kent [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kent
      • Fort Kent [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of New Canada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Kent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Kent<2>
    • Sinclair [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair
      • Sinclair [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of New Canada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinclair have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinclair<2>
    • Fort Kent Village [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kent Village
      • Fort Kent Village [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of New Canada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Kent Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Kent Village
    • Saint John Plantation [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint John Plantation
      • Saint John Plantation [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of New Canada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint John Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint John Plantation
    • Frenchville [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchville
      • Frenchville [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Canada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,031 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frenchville<2>
    • Saint Agatha [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Agatha
      • Saint Agatha [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Canada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Agatha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Agatha<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to New Canada, see our County-by-County Page for New Canada.

Newspapers Published in New Canada ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Canada.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Canada, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Canada.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy 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 information is open to everyone.

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

  • Genealogy information for nearby counties
  • 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 Maine
    • Stories from New Brunswick
    • Stories from Quebec

Cemeteries Near New Canada ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Canada.

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 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 New Canada covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
  • St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery
  • St. Josephs the Helper Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs the Helper Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs the Helper Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs the Helper Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Canada.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • Holy Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holy Family Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of New Canada.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Family Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Longfellow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Longfellow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Longfellow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Longfellow Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of New Canada.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longfellow Cemetery
    • St. Etropus Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Etropus Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Etropus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Etropus Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of New Canada.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Etropus Cemetery
    • Congregational Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Congregational Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Congregational Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Congregational Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of New Canada.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congregational Cemetery
    • St. Louis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Louis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Louis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Louis Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of New Canada.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Louis Cemetery
    • St. Louis Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery
      • The St. Louis Catholic Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Fort Kent.Stated another way, St. Louis Catholic Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of New Canada.
      • St. Louis Catholic Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Old St. Louis Cemetery
      • St. Louis Cemetery Old
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Louis Catholic Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2393985<4>
    • St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Josephs Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of New Canada.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
    • St. Luce Catholic Cemetery
    • Baker Brook Cemetery
    • St. Agatha Lower Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find New Canada in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Canada.

These communities are listed based on their distance from New Canada, with the one closest to New Canada listed first.

  • Wallagrass [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallagrass
    • Wallagrass [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of New Canada
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 520 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wallagrass had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallagrass have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallagrass
  • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Lake
    • Eagle Lake [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of New Canada
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 796 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eagle Lake had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Lake<2>
  • Fort Kent [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kent
    • Fort Kent [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of New Canada
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,805 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Kent had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Kent<2>
  • Upper Frenchville [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Frenchville
    • Upper Frenchville [Aroostook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of New Canada
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Upper Frenchville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Frenchville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Frenchville
  • Frenchville [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchville
    • Frenchville [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Canada
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,031 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Frenchville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frenchville<2>
  • Jemtland [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemtland
    • Jemtland [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of New Canada
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jemtland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jemtland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemtland
  • Continue List ...
    • Saint Francis [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Francis
      • Saint Francis [Aroostook County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of New Canada
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 439 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Francis had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Francis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Francis
    • Saint David [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint David
      • Saint David [Aroostook County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of New Canada
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint David had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint David have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint David
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint David<2>
    • New Sweden [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sweden
      • New Sweden [Aroostook County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of New Canada
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Sweden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sweden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sweden<2>
    • Perham [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perham
      • Perham [Aroostook County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of New Canada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 364 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Perham had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perham<2>
    • Portage [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
      • Portage [Aroostook County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of New Canada
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Portage had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portage<2>
    • Acadia [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acadia
      • Acadia [Aroostook County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of New Canada
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acadia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acadia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acadia
    • North Lyndon [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Lyndon
      • North Lyndon [Aroostook County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of New Canada
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, North Lyndon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lyndon
    • Van Buren [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Buren
      • Van Buren [Aroostook County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of New Canada
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 285 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,983 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Van Buren had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren<2>
    • Washburn [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of New Canada
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washburn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around New Canada. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Canada.

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About Aroostook County

About Maine

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Canada. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Canada) 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 New Canada. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New CanadaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Canada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1017, Longitude: -68.5042       In this case, the coordinates for New Canada have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 New Canada, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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