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Our Genealogy Helper for Colquhoun ...

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

Newspapers Published in Colquhoun ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Colquhoun.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Colquhoun, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Colquhoun.

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 Colquhoun:

  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from New York
    • Stories from Ontario
    • Stories from Quebec

Cemeteries Near Colquhoun ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Colquhoun.

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

  • Grantley United Church Cemetery
  • Bouck's Hill Cemetery
  • Pleasant Valley Cemetery
  • Bradford Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bradford Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bradford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bradford Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Colquhoun.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford Cemetery
  • Lawrence Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lawrence Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lawrence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lawrence Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Colquhoun.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence Cemetery
  • Wright Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wright Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wright Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wright Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Colquhoun.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright Cemetery
  • Goldfield Community Cemetery
  • Maple Ridge Cemetery
  • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • The Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is located outside and to the southwest of Morrisburg.Mt. Pleasant Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Colquhoun.
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Mariatown Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2333685<3>
  • St. Lawrence Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lawrence Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lawrence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Lawrence Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Colquhoun.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lawrence Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Marys Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Colquhoun.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • Continue List   (226 more) ...
    • Dodge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dodge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dodge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dodge Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Colquhoun.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge Cemetery
    • Miller Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Miller Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Colquhoun.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
    • Spruce Haven Cemetery

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

The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

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 Colquhoun and then turned east". While Colquhoun could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Colquhoun 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Colquhoun 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 Colquhoun.
<2>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- Colquhoun) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Colquhoun. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColquhounOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colquhoun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0150, Longitude: -75.1397    
<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: findagrave.com.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

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