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Brinkman's Corners, Ontario

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Our Genealogy Helper for Brinkman's Corners ...

Although we found mention of Brinkman's Corners during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Brinkman's Corners 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 Brinkman's Corners (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 Brinkman's Corners. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Brinkman's Corners ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Brinkman's Corners: Brinkmans Cors.

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 turn to 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 Brinkman's Corners:

  • 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 Ontario

Cemeteries Near Brinkman's Corners ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brinkman's Corners.

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 Brinkman's Corners covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Stokes Bay Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stokes Bay Cemetery
    • Stokes Bay Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Brinkman's Corners.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokes Bay Cemetery
  • Eastnor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eastnor Cemetery
    • Eastnor Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Brinkman's Corners.
    • Eastnor Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Eastnor Twp. Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastnor Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1788912<3>
  • Dunks Bay Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dunks Bay Cemetery
    • Dunks Bay Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Brinkman's Corners.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunks Bay Cemetery
  • Red Bay Cemetery
  • Balsam Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Balsam Grove Cemetery
    • Balsam Grove Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Brinkman's Corners.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balsam Grove Cemetery
  • Colpoy's Bay / Edgehill Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Brinkman's Corners and then turned east". While Brinkman's Corners could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Brinkman's Corners 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 Brinkman's Corners 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 Ontario community named Brinkman's Corners.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brinkman's Corners) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brinkman's Corners. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1453, Longitude: -81.3942    
<3>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:






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