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Introduction ...

Although we found mention of Bulgers Corners during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Given the context of how Bulgers 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 which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Bulgers 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 Bulgers 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.

Name Variations for Bulgers Corners ...

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.

  • A typical abbreviation for Bulgers Corners: Bulgers Cors.
  • While the name of this community is Bulgers Corners, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<2>. So Bulgers Corners may originally have been Bulger's Corners.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Bulgers Corners might be written as Bulger Corners.

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 start with 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 Bulgers Corners:

Cemeteries Near Bulgers Corners ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bulgers 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 Bulgers Corners covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Bulgers Corners, with the one closest to Bulgers Corners listed first.

  • Cobden Union Cemetery
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Cobden Union Cemetery is located outside and to the southeast of Cobden.
    • The Cobden Union Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Cobden Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cobden Union Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2199566 <3>
  • McDonald Burying Ground
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the McDonald Burying Ground. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McDonald Burying Ground
  • Haley Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Grace United Church Cemetery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the Grace United Church Cemetery is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Beachburg.
    • The Grace United Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Perretton Grace United Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grace United Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2605434 <3>
  • Rosebank Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Howard Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Greenwood United Church Cemetery
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • McLeese Cemetery
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Dacre Memorial Cemetery
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Wesley United Church Cemetery
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • St. Columba's Cemetery
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • To give a relative sense of its location, the St. Columba's Cemetery is located outside and to the southwest of Brumsfield.
    • The St. Columba's Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Columba's RC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Columba's Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2190827 <3>
  • St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Thompson Hill Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Thompson Hill Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the southeast of Renfrew.
      • The Thompson Hill Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Renfrew Public Cemetery
      • Thompsonville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompson Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2157531 <3>
    • Forest View Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • St. Andrew's RC Church Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)

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

The official website for Province of Ontario:

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 south past Bulgers Corners and then turned east". While Bulgers Corners could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Bulgers 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 Bulgers 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 Bulgers Corners.
<2>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<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:
<4>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.
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Bulgers Corners) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bulgers Corners. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5936, Longitude: -77.0219    


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