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Our Genealogy Helper for Big Pond ...

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 Pond (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 Pond. 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 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 Big Pond:

  • 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 Pond ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Big Pond.

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Big Pond ...

With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Big Pond.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (1897)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

for Big Pond. See our Misc Page for Big Pond for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Pond) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Big Pond. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big Pond

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Pond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9097, Longitude: -60.5361    






















 

 

 

 

 


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This page was last modified: 08 Apr 2021