Our Genealogy Helper for Berichan ...
Although we found mention of Berichan during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Berichan 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 Berichan (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 Berichan. 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.
Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Berichan:
- Websites specific to Nova Scotia
- Cemetery Information and Directories for Nova Scotia
- 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 Berichan ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Berichan.
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 Berichan covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
- Earltown Village Cemetery
- Gunn Cemetery
- The Falls Cemetery
- Mountain Road Cemetery
- Balfron Cemetery
- Blackmore Memorial Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackmore Memorial Cemetery
- Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Blackmore Memorial Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
- Blackmore Memorial Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Berichan.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackmore Memorial Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2432077<2>
- Continue List ...
- St. Michael's Silent City Cemetery / Middleton RC Cemetery
- Gladstone Cemetery
- Tatamagouche Mtn. Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tatamagouche Mtn. Cemetery
- Tatamagouche Mtn. Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Berichan.
- Tatamagouche Mtn. Cemetery has also been known as:
- Tatamagouche Mtn. / McNutt Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Tatamagouche Mtn. Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2475439<2>
- Oak Grove Cemetery
- Brule Cemetery
- Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
- The Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery is located outside and to the northwest of Scotsburn.More precisely, Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Berichan.
- Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery has also been known as:
- Bethel Cemetery
- Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2151812<2>
- St. John's Cemetery
- Salem Pioneer Cemetery
- Tattrie's Oak Rest Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tattrie's Oak Rest Cemetery
- Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Tattrie's Oak Rest Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
- Tattrie's Oak Rest Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Berichan.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Tattrie's Oak Rest Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2644634<2>
We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Berichan. See our List of 1890's Communities around Berichan.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Find a Community in Nova Scotia
About Nova Scotia
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca
|<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 Berichan and then turned west". While Berichan could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Berichan 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 Berichan 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 Berichan.
|<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 '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- Berichan) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berichan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6033, Longitude: -63.0839
|<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.|