Our Genealogy Helper for Big Marsh ...
Although we found mention of Big Marsh during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Big Marsh 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 Big Marsh (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 Big Marsh. 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 begin 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 Big Marsh:
- 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 Big Marsh ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Big Marsh.
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 Big Marsh covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
- St. Columba Catholic Church Cemetery (Old)
- St. ColumbaCemetery (New)
- Georgeville Cemetery
- St. George's RC Church Cemetery
- St. James Presbyterian Cemetery
- St. James United Church Cemetery
- Continue List ...
- Sisters of St. Martha Cemetery
- St. Margaret of Scotland Cemetery
- St. Ninian's RC Cemetery
- Cape George Presbyterian Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cape George Presbyterian Cemetery
- Cape George Presbyterian Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Big Marsh.
- Cape George Presbyterian Cemetery has also been known as:
- Cape George Cemetery
- St. David's United Church Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape George Presbyterian Cemetery
- Ballantyne's Cove Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ballantyne's Cove Cemetery
- Ballantyne's Cove Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Big Marsh.
- Ballantyne's Cove Cemetery has also been known as:
- Holy Rosary Cemetery
- Our Lady of the Rosary Church Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballantyne's Cove Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2624990<2>
- Ste. Croix RC Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ste. Croix RC Cemetery
- Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Ste. Croix RC Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
- Ste. Croix RC Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Big Marsh.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Ste. Croix RC Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2645176<2>
- Glen Bard Cemetery
- St. Joseph RC Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph RC Cemetery
- St. Joseph RC Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the south of Big Marsh.
- St. Joseph RC Cemetery has also been known as:
- St. Joseph's Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph RC Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2515957<2>
- St. Mary's Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary's Cemetery
- St. Mary's Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Big Marsh.
- St. Mary's Cemetery has also been known as:
- Heatherton Cemetery
- Immaculate Conception Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mary's Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2440746<2>
We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Big Marsh. See our List of 1890's Communities around Big Marsh.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Search for 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 north past Big Marsh and then turned west". While Big Marsh could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Big Marsh 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 Big Marsh 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 Big Marsh.
|<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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Marsh) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Marsh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7334, Longitude: -62.0123
|<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.|