Newfoundland and Labrador: Populated Places Table I-Q

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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 to the "categories 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.


  • Listed below are the populated places in this district, according to the Gazetteer of Canada. Newfoundland = Répertoire géographique du Canada. Terre-Neuve.[1] This gazetteer is used as the source of locations or populated places in the Family History Library Catalog for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 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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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



Labrador         Link   Link
Mud Lake         Link   Link
New Harbour         Link   Link
Norris Point         Link   Link
North River        Link   Link
North West River        Link   Link
Open Hall        Link   Link
Petty Harbour        Link   Link
Pinware         Link   Link
Placentia         Link   Link
Pool's Island           Link   Link
Port aux Basques           Link
Port de Grave           Link   Link
Portugal Cove          Link   Link
Portugal Cove-St. Philip's        Link   Link 


  1. Gazetteer of Canada. Newfoundland = Répertoire géographique du Canada. Terre-Neuve, (Ottawa, Ontario : Canada. Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. Surveys and Mapping Branch, c1983). FHL book 971.8 E5ca