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The provincial government of New Brunswick began recording births, marriages, and deaths in 1888. For 1810 to 1887 records, there is a "Late Registration" compilation which is indexed. It is located at the Provincial Archives. These records were registered after 1888.
Another dependable source for births and deaths before 1888 is the church register.
For additional information about vital records and search strategies, see Canada Vital Records.
Online vital records search available free at New Brunswick Provincial Archives.
Online New Brunswick death certificates for years 1920-1938 and Provincial Returns of Deaths for years 1818-1919 are available at pilot.familysearch.
Vital Records from 1888, although incomplete up to 1920, are available from:
- Vital Statistics
- P.O. Box 6000
- Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
- Telephone: 506-453-2385; Fax: 506-444-4139
- Internet: http://www.snb.ca/e/1000/1000-01/e/index-e.asp
An index to births, marriages and deaths for 1800-1959 (RS141) is available at http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/GovRecs/VISSE/?culture=en-CA. This includes
- index to late registration of births, 1810-1913;
- index to late registration of births, county series, 1869-1901;
- index to county birth registers 1800-1913;
- index to provincial regisrations of births, 1898-1913;
- index to marriages 1847-1958; *index to county death registers 1885-1921
- provincial returns of deaths, 1815-1919
- index to death certificates 1920-1959.
County marriage registers before 1888
County marriage registers kept by the government before 1888 are found at the Provincial Archives. These are available for the following counties:
- Albert Co.1846–1888
- Carleton Co.1832–1888
- Charlotte Co.1806–1887
- Gloucester Co.1832–1860, 1873–1887
- Kent Co.1844–1887
- Kings Co.1812–1888
- Northumberland Co.1792–1887
- Queens Co.1812–1887
- Restigouche Co.1838–1878
- St. John Co.1810–1887
- Sunbury Co. (Licenses)1810–1887
- Westmorland Co.1790–1887
- York Co.1812–1888
Record Group 3 (Provincial Secretary), Record Series 551, consists of marriage bonds for various townships and counties for the years 1810–1932. These are located at the Provincial Archives at http://archives.gnb.ca/Archives/Default.aspx?L=EN .
Many private collections held in various archives can contain marriage records or notices. These are listed in:
- Robert F. Fellows' Researching Your Ancestors in New Brunswick, (Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1979), pp. 118–119.
Wiki articles describing an online collections are found at:
- New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- New Brunswick Provincial Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- New Brunswick Provincial Returns of Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- New Brunswick Birth and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- New Brunswick Provincial Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)