DIGBY COUNTY: Populated Places Table

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CanadaGotoarrow.png Nova Scotia Gotoarrow.png Digby County

How Each Column Helps You With Your Research

1. POPULATED PLACE column: names the "populated place" or "location" of interest.

2. FORMER NAME, if applicable column: if the location was known by another name, it is listed here (a year of name change is given, if known).

3. TYPE column: gives type of location (i.e. village, town, city, etc.) - the size definition varies per province.

4. FHL CATALOG column: links the "catagories of sources" available in the Family History Library for this populated place or location.

5. WIKIPEDIA column: links to background information regarding this location or its county if Wikipedia does not have an article for that specific place.

Useful Websites

  • Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) - gives brief information about a place, including historic names/places. For historic information, scroll to #3, and click Formerly Official, also try with All.
  • Google Maps - shows the whereabouts of places on a map.
  • Google Images - shows pictures/photos/old maps (sometimes) of a place.
  • WorldCat - shows sources (books, maps, etc.) at various libraries/repositories, etc. for a place.

Notes

  • Listed below are the Populated Places in this district, according to the Gazetteer of Canada: Nova Scotia.[1]  This gazetteer is used for the sources of locations or Populated Places in the Family History Library Catalog for the Province of Nova Scotia.
  • If you wish the current division, where your Populated Place now exists, check the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base listed above.

Populated Places Table

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POPULATED PLACE

FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE

FHL  CATALOG

WIKIPEDIA

Bear River         Link  Link
Brier Island        Link     Link
Church Point         Link    Link
Clare            Link
Digby        Link    Link
Freeport        Link    Link
Long Island           Link
Saint-Bernard         Link     Link
Salmon River         Link    Link
Sandy Cove         Link   Link
Smiths Cove           Link    Link
 ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG???       Link  

References

  1. Gazetteer of Canada: Nova Scotia, (Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Board on Geographical Names, 1961). FHL book 971.6 E5