Category Requests: Newfoundland Colony Locations [closed]

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Categorization Project received two category requests for locations in Newfoundland Colony and Dominion of Newfoundland. We are unsure of the specifics and need help from a knowledgeable Canada project member(s) for the following:

Burnt Island, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland Colony

Burnt Island, Placentia Bay, Dominion of Newfoundland


Marystown, Newfoundland Colony

Marystown, Dominion of Newfoundland

for profile:

We appreciate the help!

closed with the note: answered; problem solved
in The Tree House by Natalie Trott G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
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2 Answers

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It depends on the date.  It became a Dominion in 1907.

from Wikipedia:

Newfoundland Colony was an English and later British colony established in 1610 on the island of the same name off the Atlantic coast of Canada, in what is now the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. That followed decades of sporadic English settlement on the island, which was at first seasonal, rather than permanent. It was made a Crown colony in 1854 and a Dominion in 1907.[1] Its economy collapsed during the Great Depression, and Newfoundland relinquished its dominion status, becoming once again a Crown colony governed by appointees from the Colonial Office in Whitehall in London. American forces occupied much of the colony in World War II, and prosperity returned. In 1949, the colony voted to join Canada as the Province of Newfoundland, but in 2001, its name was officially changed to Newfoundland and Labrador.

by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (227k points)
Yes, but the categories have been organized with districts and such, and I am not quite certain how to do the category for the Newfoundland Colony. This is why I seek help from Canada Project members.
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I've created both the Marystown and Burnt Island, Placentia Bay categories:

I'll need to do some more work to pinpoint the actual location of Burnt Island. It's no longer inhabited, it seems.

As a side note, some of the upper level categories in Newfoundland are due for a cleanup, and maybe a revamp. The system was created before Atlantic Canada, and even the Categorisation project, really caught fire.

The Districts can be a little confusing in Newfoundland, but they important for searching records, and for disambiguation---e.g. there are three historical "Burnt Island(s)" in Newfoundland. I'm currently in the process of tidying up the existing Newfoundland categories (moving profiles out of upper level district categories, mostly); creating town-level categories, and adding location infoboxes. Hopefully it will get easier to use.
by Brad Foley G2G6 Mach 5 (56.8k points)
Thank you, Brad.
Thanks Brad :)
I'm interested to see how these Picco profiles work out, Rodney. I saw you've been rearranging the family tree this week. I haven't had a chance yet to dig into it myself, but your sourcing is excellent.
Thanks Brad, I actually learned how to source from you! I noticed a while back some edits you made on a Power family from Branch and I really liked how it looked. So I started doing it myself! So thank you for teaching me how to source properly!!

The Picco's are a hard bunch, Mi'kmaq descent, seems they switched religions frequently and didn't baptise children often. That family is going to be a hard one to research.
I feel you. I was working on some of the Blanchard, Jesso, and Prosper lines. And yeah, a lot of Mi'kmaq families have very sparse documentation. It's frustrating. They were sometimes ignored in the censuses and church records.
Blanchard has a connection with my Picco's I believe, through the Saunders family of Terranceville. I didn't know they were ignored, perhaps that is why Picco's don't have many records. I agree it is frustrating, I am quite fascinated by the Mi'Kmaq ancestry and I may never be able to connect the dots due to the lack of records.

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