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Our Genealogy Helper for Doctors Harbour ...

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 Doctors Harbour (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 Doctors Harbour. 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 Doctors Harbour ...

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 Doctors Harbour: Doctors Hbr. (or less commonly used: Doctors Harb. or Doctors Hrbr.)
  • While the name of this community is Doctors Harbour, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Doctors Harbour may originally have been Doctor's Harbour.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Doctors Harbour might be written as Doctor Harbour.

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 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 Doctors Harbour:

  • 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 Doctors Harbour ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Doctors Harbour.

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 Doctors Harbour covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Old Anglican Cemetery, Belleoram
  • Baine Harbour Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baine Harbour Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Baine Harbour Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Baine Harbour Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Doctors Harbour.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baine Harbour Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2635667<3>
  • St. Giles Anglican Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Giles Anglican Church Cemetery
    • The St. Giles Anglican Church Cemetery is located in Garnish.To be precise, St. Giles Anglican Church Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Doctors Harbour.
    • St. Giles Anglican Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Giles Old Anglican Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Giles Anglican Church Cemetery

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Doctors Harbour. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Doctors Harbour) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Doctors Harbour. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6667, Longitude: -55.3167    
<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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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