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Fairbanks East, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Our Genealogy Helper for Fairbanks East ...

Although we found mention of Fairbanks East during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Fairbanks East 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 Fairbanks East (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 Fairbanks East. 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 Fairbanks East ...

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.

While the name of this community is Fairbanks East, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<2>. So Fairbanks East may originally have been Fairbank's East.

Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Fairbanks East might be written as Fairbank East.

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 Fairbanks East:

  • 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 Fairbanks East ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fairbanks East.

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 Fairbanks East covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • United Church Cemetery
  • Pentecostal Cemetery
  • Hugh Lane Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hugh Lane Cemetery
    • Hugh Lane Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Fairbanks East.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hugh Lane Cemetery
  • St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery
  • Durrell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Durrell Cemetery
    • Durrell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Fairbanks East.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durrell Cemetery
  • Northeast Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Northeast Church Cemetery
    • Northeast Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Fairbanks East.
    • Northeast Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • North East Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northeast Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cobb's Arm United Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cobb's Arm United Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Cobb's Arm United Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Cobb's Arm United Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Fairbanks East.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobb's Arm United Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2525399<3>
    • Port Albert Anglican Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Port Albert Anglican Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Port Albert Anglican Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Port Albert Anglican Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Fairbanks East.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Albert Anglican Cemetery
    • Beacon Pentecostal Tabernacle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beacon Pentecostal Tabernacle Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Beacon Pentecostal Tabernacle Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Beacon Pentecostal Tabernacle Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Fairbanks East.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beacon Pentecostal Tabernacle Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2499805<3>
    • Our Lady of the Snows RC Church Cemetery
    • Banks Cove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Banks Cove Cemetery
      • Banks Cove Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the northeast of Fairbanks East.
      • Banks Cove Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Banks Cove Catholic Cemetery
      • Banks Cove Road Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks Cove Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2559482<3>

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

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Footnotes ...

<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 Fairbanks East and then turned west". While Fairbanks East could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Fairbanks East 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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller 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 Fairbanks East 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 Fairbanks East.
<2>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).
<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:
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Fairbanks East) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairbanks East. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5539, Longitude: -54.7442    
<5>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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