Newfoundland and Labrador: Populated Places Table R-Z

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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



Ramea         Link   Link
Red Bay         Link   Link
Red Cliff         Link   Link
Renews         Link   Link
Rocky Harbour        Link   Link
Salmonier        Link   Link
Silver Fox Island        Link   Link
Spaniard's Bay        Link   Link
Springdale         Link   Link
St. Bernard's         Link   Link
St. Jacques           Link   Link
St. John's        Link   Link
St. Lawrence          Link   Link
St. Mary's          Link   Link
Tack's Beach        Link   Link 
Tickle Cove        Link   Link
Topsail        Link   Link
Torbay        Link   Link
Trinity (near Trinity East)        Link   Link
Twillingate         Link   Link
West St. Modeste         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