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Grates Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Our Genealogy Helper for Grates Cove ...

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 Grates Cove (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 Grates Cove. 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 Grates Cove ...

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 Grates Cove: Grates Cv.
  • While the name of this community is Grates Cove, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Grates Cove may originally have been Grate's Cove.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Grates Cove might be written as Grate Cove.

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 helpful 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 Grates Cove:

  • 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 Grates Cove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grates Cove.

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 Grates Cove covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Blundon's Point Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blundon's Point Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Blundon's Point Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • The Blundon's Point Cemetery is located in Bay de Verde.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blundon's Point Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2593349<3>
  • Old RC Cemetery
  • Bay de Verde Anglican Cemetery
  • Church Hill Anglican Cemetery
  • Lower Island Cove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Island Cove Cemetery
    • Lower Island Cove Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Grates Cove.
    • Lower Island Cove Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Lower Island Cove United Church Cemetery
    • Old Methodist Church Cemetery
    • United Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Island Cove Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2593847<3>
  • Western Bay South UC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Western Bay South UC Cemetery
    • The Western Bay South UC Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Western Bay.To be precise, Western Bay South UC Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the south of Grates Cove.
    • Western Bay South UC Cemetery has also been known as:
    • McDowell United Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Western Bay South UC Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2495234<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Blackhead Old Methodist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackhead Old Methodist Cemetery
      • Blackhead Old Methodist Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the south of Grates Cove.
      • Blackhead Old Methodist Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Blackhead Methodist Cemetery
      • Blackhead Old Methodist Cemetery
      • Old Blackhead Methodist Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackhead Old Methodist Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2441668<3>
    • Broad Cove United Cemetery
    • United Church Cemetery
    • United Church Cemetery
    • Anglican Cemetery, Heart's Content

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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>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.
<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>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Grates Cove) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grates Cove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grates CoveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grates Cove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1667, Longitude: -52.9333    






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