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Our Genealogy Helper for Bear Cove ...

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

For example, a typical abbreviation for Bear Cove: Bear Cv.

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 first visit 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 Bear 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 Nova Scotia

Cemeteries Near Bear Cove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bear 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 Bear Cove covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • St. Alphonse Cemetery
  • Stella Maris Catholic Cemetery
  • Founders Cemetery
  • FWB Cemetery
  • Calvinist Baptist Cemetery
  • Valley Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Brookside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brookside Cemetery
      • Brookside Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Bear Cove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside Cemetery
    • Hilltop Cemetery
    • Gower Ruggles Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gower Ruggles Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Gower Ruggles Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Gower Ruggles Family Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Bear Cove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gower Ruggles Family Cemetery
    • Hilltop Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hilltop Cemetery
      • Hilltop Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Bear Cove.
      • Hilltop Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Westport Cemetery
      • Westport Hilltop Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2294664<2>
    • Wood Side Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wood Side Cemetery
      • Wood Side Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Bear Cove.
      • Wood Side Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Woodside Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Side Cemetery
    • Tiverton Cemetery
    • Havelock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Havelock Cemetery
      • Havelock Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Bear Cove.
      • 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<2>
    • Hassett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hassett Cemetery
      • Hassett Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Bear Cove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hassett Cemetery
    • St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery

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

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The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

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 south past Bear Cove and then turned east". While Bear Cove could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Bear Cove 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Bear Cove 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 Bear Cove.
<2>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.
<3>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- Bear 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 Bear Cove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bear Cove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear Cove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1383, Longitude: -66.1861    
<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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