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Our Genealogy Helper for Pointe Fraser ...

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

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 Pointe Fraser: Pte. Fraser

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 Pointe Fraser ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pointe Fraser.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pointe Fraser, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pointe Fraser.

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 Pointe Fraser:

  • 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 New York
    • Stories from Ontario
    • Stories from Quebec

Cemeteries Near Pointe Fraser ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pointe Fraser.

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

  • Elmwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elmwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elmwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood Cemetery
  • Riverside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverside Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Pointe Fraser.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
  • Briggs Street Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Briggs Street Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Briggs Street Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Briggs Street Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Pointe Fraser.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briggs Street Cemetery
  • 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]<2> to the southwest of Pointe Fraser.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Rest Cemetery
  • St. Bridget's RC Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Bridget's RC Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Bridget's RC Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Bridget's RC Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Pointe Fraser.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Bridget's RC Cemetery
  • Precious Blood Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Precious Blood Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Precious Blood Catholic Church Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Pointe Fraser.
    • Precious Blood Catholic Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Precieux Sang Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Precious Blood Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Precious Blood Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2360060<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Coal Hill 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]<2> to the southeast of Pointe Fraser.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove 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.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Pointe Fraser.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph 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.
      • St. Patrick Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Pointe Fraser.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Patrick Cemetery
    • St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Josephs Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Pointe Fraser.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Sand Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sand Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sand Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sand Hill Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Pointe Fraser.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill 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.
      • Mohawk Memorial Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Pointe Fraser.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohawk Memorial Cemetery
    • Maple Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maple Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maple Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Maple Hill Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Pointe Fraser.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Hill Cemetery
    • Southworth Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Southworth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Southworth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Southworth Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Pointe Fraser.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southworth Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Quebec

About Quebec

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Quebec: https://www.quebec.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 north past Pointe Fraser and then turned east". While Pointe Fraser could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Pointe Fraser 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 Pointe Fraser 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 Quebec community named Pointe Fraser.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pointe Fraser) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pointe Fraser. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0469, Longitude: -74.4658    
<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.
<4>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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