Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/4/2007

Newfoundland

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Newfoundland — pronunciation (help·info) IPA: [‘nuw fÉ™n ‘lænd] (French: Terre-Neuve, Irish: Talamh an Éisc) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Newfoundland is often referred to as “The Middle of the North Atlantic”, but it is actually more than 1000 km away from it. The island of Newfoundland (originally called Terra Nova) was most likely first named by the Italian John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) in 1497. The province where this island is located was also called “Newfoundland” until 2001, when its name was changed to “Newfoundland and Labrador” (the postal abbreviation was later changed from NF to NL). The island was known as Vinland to the Norse. for more click here

Newfoundland & Labrador Cemeteries. for more click here

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