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Our Genealogy Helper for Crawleys Island ...

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 Crawleys Island (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 Crawleys Island. 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.

Name Variations for Crawleys Island ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

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

  • A typical abbreviation for Crawleys Island: Crawleys Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)
  • While the name of this community is Crawleys Island, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Crawleys Island may originally have been Crawley's Island.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Crawleys Island might be written as Crawley Island.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Crawleys Island:

  • 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 Crawleys Island ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crawleys Island.

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 Crawleys Island covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Ship Harbour Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ship Harbour Cemetery
    • Ship Harbour Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Theresas Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ship Harbour Cemetery
  • Fox Harbour RC Cemetery
  • Dunville RC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dunville RC Cemetery
    • Dunville RC Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Crawleys Island.
    • Dunville RC Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Anne's Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunville RC Cemetery
  • Dunville Anglican Cemetery
  • Point Roche RC Cemetery
  • St. Luke's Anglican Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Province of Newfoundland and Labrador: https://www.gov.nl.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<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- Crawleys Island) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crawleys Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4333, Longitude: -53.8667    
<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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