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Our Genealogy Helper for Cornwall Island ...

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 Cornwall Island (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 Cornwall Island. 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 Cornwall Island ...

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.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Cornwall Island: Cornwall Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

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.

Newspapers Published in Cornwall Island ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cornwall Island.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cornwall Island, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cornwall Island.

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 Cornwall Island:

  • 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 Cornwall Island ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cornwall Island.

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

  • Trinity Anglican Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Mohawk Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mohawk Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mohawk Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohawk Memorial Cemetery
  • St. Columban's Cemetery
  • St. Patrick Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Patrick Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Patrick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Patrick Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Precious Blood Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Massena Center Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Massena Center Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Massena Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Massena Center Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cornwall Island.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massena Center Cemetery
  • Carville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Carville Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Cornwall Island.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carville Cemetery
  • Nevins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nevins Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nevins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nevins Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Cornwall Island.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevins Cemetery
  • Brasher Iron Works Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brasher Iron Works Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brasher Iron Works Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brasher Iron Works Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Cornwall Island.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brasher Iron Works Cemetery
  • Reed Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reed Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reed Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reed Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Cornwall Island.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Cemetery
  • Continue List   (202 more) ...
    • Hillside Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hillside Rest Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Cornwall Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Rest Cemetery
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Grove Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cornwall Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
    • St. Peter's RC Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peter's RC Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peter's RC Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peter's RC Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cornwall Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peter's RC Cemetery

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cornwall Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Cornwall Island) 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 Cornwall Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cornwall IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cornwall Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0058, Longitude: -74.7158    
<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: findagrave.com.
<3>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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