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Our Genealogy Helper for Donnybrook ...

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

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 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 Donnybrook:

  • 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 Ontario

Cemeteries Near Donnybrook ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Donnybrook.

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

  • St. Augustine RC Cemetery
  • Westfield Cemetery
  • Lutheran / German Evangelical Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lutheran / German Evangelical Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Lutheran / German Evangelical Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • The Lutheran / German Evangelical Cemetery is located 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the east of Blyth.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lutheran / German Evangelical Cemetery
  • Brandon Cemetery
  • Dungannon Cemetery
  • Ball's Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ball's Cemetery
    • Ball's Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Donnybrook.
    • Ball's Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ball's Burial Ground / Ball's Methodist Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball's Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2264299<2>
  • Blyth Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blyth Union Cemetery
    • The Blyth Union Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Blyth.More accurately, Blyth Union Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Donnybrook.
    • Blyth Union Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blyth Union Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2177169<2>
  • Greenhill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenhill Cemetery
    • The Greenhill Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the southwest of Lucknow.More precisely, Greenhill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Donnybrook.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenhill Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2173959<2>
  • St. Michael's RC Cemetery
  • Wingham Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wingham Cemetery
    • The Wingham Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the north of Wingham.To be more precise, Wingham Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Donnybrook.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingham Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1998201<2>
  • Langside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Langside Cemetery
    • Langside Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Donnybrook.
    • Langside Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Langside - Tiffins Cemetery
    • Tiffins Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langside Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2355768<2>
  • Langside Mennonite Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Langside Mennonite Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Langside Mennonite Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Langside Mennonite Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Donnybrook.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langside Mennonite Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2396887<2>
  • Continue List   (170 more) ...
    • South Kinloss Cemetery
    • Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hope Cemetery
      • Hope Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Donnybrook.
      • Hope Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hope Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Cemetery
    • Colborne Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Colborne Cemetery
      • The Colborne Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the east of Goderich.Stated another way, Colborne Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Donnybrook.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colborne Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2310774<2>

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

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 Donnybrook and then turned east". While Donnybrook could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Donnybrook 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 Donnybrook 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 Donnybrook.
<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>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.
<4>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- Donnybrook) 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 Donnybrook. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DonnybrookOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Donnybrook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8364, Longitude: -81.4819    




 

 

 

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