Our Genealogy Helper for Cape Dog ...
Although we found mention of Cape Dog during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Cape Dog was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was 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 Cape Dog (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 Cape Dog. 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.
Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Cape Dog:
- Websites specific to Newfoundland and Labrador
- Cemetery Information and Directories for 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
Cemeteries Near Cape Dog ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cape Dog.
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 Cape Dog covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
- Dermot McGettigan Memorial Cemetery
- Coombs Memorial Cemetery
- Dunville Anglican Cemetery
- Dunville RC Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dunville RC Cemetery
- Dunville RC Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Cape Dog.
- Dunville RC Cemetery has also been known as:
- St. Anne's Catholic Church Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunville RC Cemetery
- Mt. Carmel Cemetery
- St. Luke's Anglican Church Cemetery
- Continue List ...
- Point Roche RC Cemetery
- Mt. Calvary Cemetery
- Old Graveyard
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Graveyard
- Old Graveyard lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Cape Dog.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Graveyard
- Fox Harbour RC Cemetery
- Ship Harbour Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ship Harbour Cemetery
- Ship Harbour Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Cape Dog.
- Ship Harbour Cemetery has also been known as:
- St. Theresas Catholic Church Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Ship Harbour Cemetery
We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Cape Dog. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cape Dog.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community within Newfoundland and Labrador
About Newfoundland and Labrador
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Province of Newfoundland and Labrador: https://www.gov.nl.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 north past Cape Dog and then turned west". While Cape Dog could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Cape Dog 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Cape Dog 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Newfoundland and Labrador community named Cape Dog.
|<2>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cape Dog) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cape Dog. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0908, Longitude: -53.6978 |
|<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.|