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Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Indian Harbour ...

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 Indian Harbour (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 Indian Harbour. 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 Indian Harbour ...

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 Indian Harbour: Indian Hbr. (or less commonly used: Indian Harb. or Indian Hrbr.)

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 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 Indian Harbour:

  • 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 Indian Harbour ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Indian Harbour.

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

  • Old St. James Cemetery
  • Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery
  • St. James Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. James Cemetery
    • St. James Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Harbour.
    • St. James Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. James Anglican Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. James Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2301927<2>
  • St. Barnabas Anglican Cemetery
  • Sims Settlement Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sims Settlement Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Sims Settlement Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Sims Settlement Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Harbour.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims Settlement Cemetery
  • St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Indian Harbour.
    • St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2601291<2>
  • Continue List ...

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Indian Harbour ...

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 Indian Harbour.

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

Rand McNally Map of Maritime Provinces of Canada (1897)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

for Indian Harbour. See our Misc Page for Indian Harbour for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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- Indian Harbour) 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 Indian Harbour. 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 Indian HarbourOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indian Harbour. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5266, Longitude: -63.9396    
<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:
<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.






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