New Brunswick
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This is a page of resources about New Brunswick, Canada.

New Brunswick joined Confederation on July 1, 1867, one of the original 4 provinces to make up Confederation.

Ancestor Search – Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

If you haven’t been on LAC lately, it’s worth another look. In 2019, LAC rolled out my three favourite words in the English language: centralized database search. Bearing in mind that the usual spelling issues still apply, you can now search all the collections at once.

Automated Genealogy

Ever thought: I wish there was someone to help me read this totally illegible record? There is. In this incredible source, volunteers transcribe census records for the Canada censuses 1851, 1901, 1911, 1921, and the Prairie census 1906. There are other census goodies here too, such as Moncton, NB parish records 1851-1921 and the 1871 census of Kings County, NB.

Automated Genealogy – Marriages in NB

Some people have gone to a lot of trouble here, and I am profoundly grateful. There are over 1,500 NB marriages listed here, ~1870-1930. (I’m guessing about those dates – take a spin through and see what you find.)

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

Cemeteries, directories, land records, and Vital Statistics:

  • County Council Marriages 1826-1887;
  • Marriage Bonds 1810-1932;
  • Military deaths 1941-1947;
  • Fredericton Burial Permits 1902-1903, 1908-1911, 1915-1919
  • St. John burials 1889-1919