PICTOU COUNTY: Populated Places Table

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CanadaGotoarrow.png Nova Scotia Gotoarrow.png Pictou 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

Barney's River Station
      Link   Link
Caribou         Link    Link
Churchville         Link    Link
Garden of Eden         Link   Link
Kenzieville        Link    Link
Little Harbour        Link    Link
Loch Broom        Link   Link
Lourdes         Link     Link
Lyons Brook         Link    Link
Millsville         Link   Link
New Gairloch           Link    Link
New Glasgow        Link    Link
Pictou           Link   Link
Scotsburn          Link    Link
Stellarton        Link    Link 
Thorburn        Link   Link
Trenton        Link     Link
Westville        Link    Link
 ANY NEW LOCATIONS IN FHL CATALOG???       Link  
  1. Gazetteer of Canada: Nova Scotia, (Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Board on Geographical Names, 1961). FHL book 971.6 E5