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Ansonia, Ontario

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Although we found mention of Ansonia during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Ansonia was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

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-profile   General information about Ansonia
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Ansonia
-census   Census information for Ansonia
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Ansonia
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Ansonia
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Ansonia
-localpapers   Newspapers published in the immediate area of Ansonia
-newspapers   Newspapers published in a broader area around Ansonia
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Ansonia
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Ansonia
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 249, 705) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Ansonia, area code (249) is the Overlay for area code (705).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or in the future will need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary even for local calls. There are different types of Overlays, with each of the different Overlays having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.
A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how residents of Ansonia refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Ansonia may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

A demonym for Ansonia is Ansonian.

For example: My father moved when young, yet he still thinks of himself as a Ansonian.

Footnotes ...

<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 Ansonia and then turned west". While Ansonia could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Ansonia 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Ansonia 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.

Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Ontario community named Ansonia.

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