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Barrio Lake, Nova Scotia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Barrio Lake ...

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

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 Barrio Lake: Barrio Lk.

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 Barrio Lake:

  • 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 Nova Scotia

Cemeteries Near Barrio Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Barrio Lake.

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 Barrio Lake covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Havelock Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Havelock Cemetery
    • Havelock Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Barrio Lake.
    • Havelock Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Lakeside Cemetery
    • Nowlans Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havelock Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2221026<3>
  • Hassett Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hassett Cemetery
    • Hassett Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Barrio Lake.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hassett Cemetery
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery
  • Doucetteville Cemetery
  • Weymouth Church of Christ Cemetery
  • Stella Maris Catholic Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Alphonse Cemetery
    • St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery
    • Riverside Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Baptist Cemetery
      • The Riverside Baptist Cemetery is located outside and to the northwest of Weymouth North.To be more accurate, Riverside Baptist Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Barrio Lake.
      • Riverside Baptist Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Baptist Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2212252<3>
    • Ashmore United Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ashmore United Baptist Church Cemetery
      • The Ashmore United Baptist Church Cemetery is located between<4> the communities of Ashmore and Weymouth North.  The cemetery lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Ashmore.Ashmore United Baptist Church Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Barrio Lake.
      • Ashmore United Baptist Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Ashmore Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Ashmore United Baptist Cemetery
      • Bethel Heartz Memorial Cemetery
      • Bethel United Baptist Church Cemetery
      • United Old Methodist Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashmore United Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2501663<3>
    • Plympton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Plympton Cemetery
      • Plympton Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Barrio Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plympton Cemetery
    • FWB Cemetery
    • Calvinist Baptist Cemetery
    • Founders Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Founders Cemetery
      • Founders Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Barrio Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Founders Cemetery
    • Gavelton Meeting House Cemetery

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

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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 Barrio Lake and then turned west". While Barrio Lake could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Barrio Lake 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Barrio Lake 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 Nova Scotia community named Barrio Lake.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Barrio Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barrio Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2003, Longitude: -65.7925    
<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>To help visualize the location of the cemetery, we've drawn a straight line between the communities of Ashmore and Weymouth North. The cemetery can be found near that line and roughly halfway between the two communities. Remember that this is just an approximate location.






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