Our Genealogy Helper for Clifton ...
Although we found mention of Clifton during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Clifton 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 Clifton (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 Clifton. 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 visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Clifton:
- 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 Clifton ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Clifton.
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 Clifton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
- Old Barns Cemetery
- Oak Island Cemetery
- Fisher Creek Cemetery
- Belmont - Cross Road Cemetery
- Calvary Union Church Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Union Church Cemetery
- Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Calvary Union Church Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
- Calvary Union Church Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Clifton.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Union Church Cemetery
- Belmont Cemetery
- Continue List ...
- Belmont Baptist Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belmont Baptist Cemetery
- Belmont Baptist Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Clifton.
- Belmont Baptist Cemetery has also been known as:
- Baptist Cemetery, Belmont
- Wilson Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont Baptist Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2437664<2>
- Folly Village Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Folly Village Cemetery
- Folly Village Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Clifton.
- Folly Village Cemetery has also been known as:
- Erskine United Church Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Folly Village Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2423161<2>
- Debert Cemetery, Plains Road
- Debert Cemetery, Middle Road
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Debert Cemetery, Middle Road
- Debert Cemetery, Middle Road lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Clifton.
- Debert Cemetery, Middle Road has also been known as:
- Middle Road Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Debert Cemetery, Middle Road
- Lower Pleasant Valley Cemetery
- John Calvin Christian Reformed Church Cemetery
- Terrace Hill Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Terrace Hill Cemetery
- Terrace Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Clifton.
- Terrace Hill Cemetery has also been known as:
- Kaulback Cemetery
- St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace Hill Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2213057<2>
- Truro Cemetery
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Truro Cemetery
- Truro Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Clifton.
- Truro Cemetery has also been known as:
- Immaculate Conception Cemetery
- Robie Street Cemetery
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Truro Cemetery
- Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2194987<2>
- Onslow Cemetery
We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Clifton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clifton.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Clifton ...
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 Clifton.
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 Clifton. See our Misc Page for Clifton for more information.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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 Clifton and then turned east". While Clifton could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Clifton 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 Clifton 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 Clifton.
|<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>||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.|
|<4>||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- Clifton) to Point B.|
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clifton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3356, Longitude: -63.4442