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Our Genealogy Helper for Castile ...

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Castile:

  • 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
    • Stories from Quebec

Cemeteries Near Castile ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Castile.

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

  • Our Lady Of The Angels Cemetery
  • Forest View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest View Cemetery
    • Forest View Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Castile.
    • Forest View Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest View Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2277302<2>
  • St. Andrew's RC Church Cemetery
  • St. Casimir Cemetery
  • Dacre Memorial Cemetery
  • McDonald Burying Ground
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McDonald Burying Ground
    • 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>
    • McDonald Burying Ground lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Castile.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonald Burying Ground
  • Continue List ...
    • Cobden Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cobden Union Cemetery
      • The Cobden Union Cemetery is located outside and to the southeast of Cobden.To be more precise, Cobden Union Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the east of Castile.
      • Cobden Union Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cobden Cemetery
      • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobden Union Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2199566<2>
    • St. Columba's Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Columba's Cemetery
      • The St. Columba's Cemetery is located outside and to the southwest of Brumsfield.St. Columba's Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the north of Castile.
      • St. Columba's Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Columba's RC Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Columba's Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2190827<2>
    • Greenwood United Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood United Church Cemetery
      • The Greenwood United Church Cemetery is located outside and to the northeast of Greenwood.To be more accurate, Greenwood United Church Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Castile.
      • Greenwood United Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Greenwood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood United Church Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2439040<2>
    • Wesley United Church Cemetery
    • Carlow United Cemetery
    • Grace United Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grace United Church Cemetery
      • The Grace United Church Cemetery is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Beachburg.Stated another way, Grace United Church Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Castile.
      • Grace United Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Perretton Grace United Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace United Church Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2605434<2>
    • Rosebank Cemetery
    • Haley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haley Cemetery
      • Haley Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the east of Castile.
      • Haley Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Haley Station Cemetery
      • Haley United Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haley Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2203314<2>
    • Howard Cemetery

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

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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 Castile and then turned east". While Castile could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Castile 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 Castile 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 Castile.
<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>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- Castile) 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 Castile. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castile

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castile. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4931, Longitude: -77.3225    
<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.






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