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Grand River, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Our Genealogy Helper for Grand River ...

So far, we have found very little information about Grand River. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Grand River to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Grand River, please Contact Us.

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 Grand River (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 Grand River. 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 Grand River ...

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.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Grand River: Grand Riv.

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 like to start with 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 Grand River:

  • 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 Grand River ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grand River.

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 Grand River covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Northeast Church Cemetery
  • Durrell Cemetery
  • St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery
  • Hugh Lane Cemetery
  • Pentecostal Cemetery
  • United 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.<4>
      • Cobb's Arm United Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand River.
      • 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.<4>
      • Port Albert Anglican Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Grand River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Albert Anglican Cemetery
    • Banks Cove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Banks Cove Cemetery
      • Banks Cove Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Grand River.
      • 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>
    • 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.<4>
      • Beacon Pentecostal Tabernacle Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Grand River.
      • 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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Grand River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grand River) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.6667, Longitude: -54.7500    
<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>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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