Newfoundland Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Search Helps ==
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== Record Description ==
  
'''Birth Index<br>'''1. Search ''Birth Index 1891-1892, Volume 01 ''for&nbsp;your ancestor and note page and line number.  
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This collection contains records dating from 1840 to 1949.  
  
*Some pages are damaged and that does not allow you to recover the page number or line number, which can make the search more difficult.
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This collection contains images of births, delayed registrations of births, marriages, and deaths.  
*The fact that you found your ancestor in the ''Birth Index for 1891-1892, Volume 01 ''does help you know where to look next.
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2. With the page and line number, go to ''Births 1891-1892, Certificate Numbers 640001-646442 ''and search for the page you noted in Volume 01. In this record, the page number is either hand-written or printed and these numbers appear in the middle or alternately on the left or right upper corner of the page.&nbsp;
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Newfoundland, including the area of Labrador, became a province of Canada in 1949. Official registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in 1891. This collection also contains “Delayed Registration of Birth” certificates as well. Some of these can date back to 1840.&nbsp;  
  
The page will state the District and the entry will give you:
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These records are generally reliable but not all churches and clergy responded to the request for records. So the collection is not complete. Also, as most of the records were handwritten and then copied from there may be transcription errors and mistakes in orthography of some individual’s names. It is important to check for alternate and similar spellings.
  
*Date of birth
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Official registration of Births, marriages, and deaths did occur in Newfoundland until 1891.
*Place of birth
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*Parents’ names
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*Father’s occupation
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*Religious denomination of parents
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*Date of baptism
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*By whom baptized
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*Name of child
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*Sex
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*Date of register
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*Registering officer
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*Remarks (certificate number)
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3. Repeat this process for ''Birth Index 1891-1892, Volume 02,'' noting the following:  
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For a list of records by date and event currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1790939/waypoints Browse].
  
*''Births 1892-1895, Certificate Number 620001-634463 ''- it is advisable to read the remarks on frontice page at Image 2.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
*Page 1 is missing and the pages are partly damaged.
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*''Births 1893-1895, Certificate Number 634464-639686 ''is a continuation of the previous record.
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4. Repeat this process, using first the ''Birth Index 1895-1897, Volume 03 ''and then search for the birth entry in ''Births 1895-1897, Certificate Number 600041-660119''<br>'''Delayed Births'''<br>1. ''Births 1861-1865, Box 02 ''contains delayed registrations of births and are listed alphabetically. The documents are varied, containing mostly affidavits requesting a birth record and are sometimes supported by baptism records and declarations by ministers or priests, that this person was born on a specific day to specific parents in a specific place. These records are indexed in ''Delayed Births, Box 01-34.''&nbsp;<br>2. Note: ''Births 1866-1869, Box 03-04'' and ''Births 1870-1871, Box 05 ''should be listed under the following ''Delayed Births Index, Box 01-34''.<br>3. ''Delayed Birth Index 1840-1915, Box 01-34 ''contains:
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
  
*Sworn affidavits of person attesting to the age of relatives, friends or acquaintances.
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{{Collection citation
*Delayed registrations of birth (if a birth was not registered within one year from the date of the birth, an application had to be completed and supported by written evidence of birth).
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| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Vital Statistics Division. Newfoundland vital records. Provincial Archives of Newfoundland, St.John's.<!--bibdescend-->}}
*Photocopies of actual baptism/birth certificates.
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*Extracts, by clergy, from parish registers of baptisms.
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*Lists which include more than one family member which are sometimes copied from a Family Bible.
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Some records may duplicate baptisms already available in the Collection of Vital Statistics Registers or the Parish Records Collection. Some are records of baptism/birth which may not be found elsewhere. This is especially true of church records which have been destroyed by fire and which predated the start of civil registration in 1891.
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[[Newfoundland Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
This collection contains a number of marriage records, as well as one death record. They are noted in the indices.
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== Record Content:  ==
  
These thirty-four boxes of bound records are for the years, 1840 to 1915, inclusive. Each box contains a finding aid (index) for the volume(s) in that particular box. The index lists, alphabetically, the surnames of all records contained in the box. The year of each record is noted. Each volume of records is arranged alphabetically.
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Image:Newfoundland Vital Records DGS 4021478 48 Certificate of Baptism.jpg|Certificate of Baptism
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Image:Newfoundland Vital Records DGS 4021478 48 Application of Birth -2.jpg|Application of Birth #2
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Image:Newfoundland Vital Records DGS 4021478 48 Application of Birth.jpg|Application of Birth #1
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Image:Newfoundland Vital Records DGS 4554335 976 Register of Marriages -1.jpg|Register of Marriage #1
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Image:Newfoundland Vital Records DGS 4554335 976 Register of Marriages -2.jpg|Register of Marriage #2
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Image:Newfoundland Vital Records DGS 4554335 989 Certificate of Marriage.jpg|Certificate of Marriage
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Image:Newfoundland Vital Records DGS 4554335 988.jpg|Return of Marriage
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Image:Newfoundland Vital Records DGS 4554320 49 Death Certificate.jpg|Death Certificate
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This master index lists, alphabetically, the surnames of all records contained in the entire collection of All Newfoundland Births (34 boxes). The year of each record is noted and the box in which it is contained.
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'''Baptism, Birth Records and Delayed Registrations of Birth from 1840 to 1915 may contain the following information:'''
  
Example: In Delayed Birth Index 1840-1915, Box 01-34 (image 9) is a record for Thomas Adams, 1860 in Box 02. With that information, go to Delayed Births 1859-1860, Box 01-02 (image 53) to see the original document.
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Certificates of baptism:
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Date and place of birth
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*Name and gender of child
  
'''Death Indexes<br>'''The Death Indexes cover the years 1891-1949. The Death Indexes provide the years and volumes to be searched to obtain the original record.
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Applications for birth records:
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*Child's name and gender 
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*Child's date and place of birth
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*Date and place of baptism and by whom baptized
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*Father's full name and occupation
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*Mother's maiden name
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*Names of witnesses and their residence
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*Witnesses' relationship to child
  
Example: In ''Death Index 1891-1892, Volume 01 ''is a record for Alice Amelia Bennel showing the reference information of ‘page 1 line 4’. With that information, go to ''Deaths 1891-1891, Volume 01 ''and the search will locate her on Image #3.
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'''Marriage Records date from 1891 to 1922 and may contain the following information:'''  
  
In the following records, ''Death Index 1920-1930; Death Index 1931-1937; Death Index 1938-1945 and Death Index 1946-1949 ''is found a Vital Statistics Index that states:
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Name of groom and bride
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*Age of each
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*Bachelor, spinster or widowed
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*Occupation
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*Birthplace
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*Religion denomination
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*Residence at time of marriage
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*Witnesses
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*Name of officiator
  
1. Name<br>2. Place of event<br>3. Birth year<br>4. Immigrant record<br>5. Full date of event<br>6. Registration number (this number corresponds to the Certificate Number)
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'''Death Records date 1891 to 1949 and may contain the following information:'''<br>  
  
The Death Indexes with the years and volume numbers correspond to the Deaths, with years and volumes.
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*Name and gender of deceased
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*Residence of deceased
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*Age in years, months and days
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*Date and place of death
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*Cause of death
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*Place of birth
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*Marital status and occupation
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*Religious denomination
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*Date and place of burial
  
'''Marriage Index'''
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Note: ''Marriage Index volume 01'' mistakenly refers to ''Death Index Volume 01 ''and the missing Marriage volume was not found among the other volumes.  
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years " category which takes you to the images.  
  
''Marriages 1887-1920, Certificate Numbers 950001-950016 ''Note: Certificate numbers begin at image #3. The 1st page is a marriage affidavit and the 2nd page contains records for Dec. 1887 to Feb. 1888 and 1 record for Aug. 2, 1888
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
''Marriages 1921-1922, Certificate Number 950001-950011 ''Note: Certificate numbers begin correctly with image #1.
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'''Birth Index'''  
  
Note: ''Marriages 1891-1892, Volume 01 ''will have to be searched without benefit of an Index, until the correct&nbsp;volume is located.
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'''1.''' Search Birth Index 1891-1892, Volume 01 for your ancestor and note page and line number.  
  
The Marriage Indexes with the years and volume numbers correspond to the Marriages, with years and volumes.  
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Some pages are damaged and will not allow you to recover the page number or line number, which can make the search more difficult.  
  
== Collection Time Period:  ==
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The fact that you found your ancestor in the Birth Index for 1891-1892, Volume 01 does help you know where to look next.  
 
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This collection contains records dating from 1840 to 1949.  
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=== Record Content:  ===
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'''2.''' With the page and line number, go to Births 1891-1892, Certificate Numbers 640001-646442, and search for the page you noted in Volume 01. In this record, the page number is either hand-written or printed and these numbers appear in the middle or on the left or right upper corner of the page.
  
'''Birth Records and Delayed Registration of Birth date from 1840 to 1915 and may contain the following information:'''
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The page will state the District and the entry will give you:  
  
 
*Date of birth  
 
*Date of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
 
*Place of birth  
*Parent’s name (often just the father’s name)
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*Parents’ names
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*Father’s occupation
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*Religious denomination of parents
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*Date of baptism
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*By whom baptized
 
*Name of child  
 
*Name of child  
*Sex of child
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*Sex  
*Date of baptism
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*Date of register
*Religious denomination of child
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*Registering officer
*Parishes where baptized.
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*Remarks (certificate number)
  
'''Marriage Records date from 1891 to 1922 and may contain the following information:'''
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'''3.''' Repeat this process for Birth Index 1891-1892, Volume 02, noting the following:  
  
*Date of marriage
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*Births 1892-1895, Certificate Number 620001-634463 - it is advisable to read the remarks on frontice page at Image 2.
*Place of marriage
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*Page 1 is missing and the pages are partly damaged.
*Name of groom and bride
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*Births 1893-1895, Certificate Number 634464-639686 is a continuation of the previous record.
*Age (if known)
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*Bachelor or Spinster
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*Occupation
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*Religion Denomination
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*Residence at time of marriage
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'''Death Records date 1891 to 1949 and may contain the following information:'''<br>
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'''4.''' Repeat this process, using first the Birth Index 1895-1897, Volume 03 and then search for the birth entry in Births 1895-1897, Certificate Number 600041-660119.
  
*Name of Deceased
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'''Delayed Births'''
*Date of Burial
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*Place of Death
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*Name of Deceased
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*Religious Denomination
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*Age
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*Place of Birth (on some records only)
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*Place of Internment (on some records only)
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== Record History:  ==
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'''1. '''Births 1861-1865, Box 02 contains delayed registrations of births and are listed alphabetically. The documents are varied, containing mostly affidavits requesting a birth record and are sometimes supported by baptism records and declarations by ministers or priests, that this person was born on a specific day to specific parents in a specific place. These records are indexed in Delayed Births, Box 01-34.
  
Newfoundland, including the area of Labrador, became a province of Canada in 1949. Official registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in 1891. This collection also contains “Delayed Registration of Birth” certificates as well. Some of these can date back to 1840.  
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'''2.''' Note: Births 1866-1869, Box 03-04 and Births 1870-1871, Box 05 should be listed under the following Delayed Births Index, Box 01-34.  
  
=== Why this Record Was Created: ===
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'''3.''' Delayed Birth Index 1840-1915, Box 01-34 contains:  
  
Official registration of Births, marriages, and deaths did occur in Newfoundland until 1891.  
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*Sworn affidavits of person attesting to the age of relatives, friends or acquaintances.
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*Delayed registrations of birth (if a birth was not registered within one year from the date of the birth, an application had to be completed and supported by written evidence of birth).
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*Photocopies of actual baptism/birth certificates.
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*Extracts, by clergy, from parish registers of baptisms.
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*Lists which include more than one family member which are sometimes copied from a Family Bible.
  
=== Record Reliability:  ===
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Some records may duplicate baptisms already available in the Collection of Vital Statistics Registers or the Parish Records Collection. Some are records of baptism/birth which may not be found elsewhere. This is especially true of church records, which have been destroyed by fire and which predated the start of civil registration in 1891.
  
These records are generally reliable but not all churches and clergy responded to the request for records. So the collection is not complete. Also, as most of the records were handwritten and then copied from there may be transcription errors and mistakes in orthography of some individual’s names. It is important to check for alternate and similar spellings.  
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This collection contains a number of marriage records, as well as one death record. They are noted in the indices.  
  
== Known Issues with This Collection<br> ==
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These thirty-four boxes of bound records are inclusively&nbsp;for the years 1840 to 1915. Each box contains a finding aid (index) for the volume(s) in that particular box. The index lists the surnames of all records contained in the box. The year of each record is noted. Each volume of records is arranged alphabetically.
  
{{HR Known Issues}}Problem #1: Birth Index 1891-1892, Volume 02 corresponds to Births 1892-1895, Certificate Numbers 640001-646442 and Births 1893-1895, Certificate Numbers 634463-639686.<br>Problem #2: Births 1861-1865, Box 02 and Births 1866-1869, Box 03-04 and Births 1870-1871, Box 05 are a miscellany of various documents; however, they are found indexed in the Delayed Birth Index, Box 01-34. They should be grouped with the other Delayed Birth Index, Box 01-34, directly below the Delayed Birth index 1840-1915, Box 01-34<br>Problem #3: Marriage Index 1891-1892, Volume 01 contains records for the "Index No. 1 Deaths."<br>
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This master index lists the surnames of all records contained in the entire collection of All Newfoundland Births (34 boxes). The year of each record is noted and the box in which it is contained.  
  
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, please read the attached [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Newfoundland_Vital_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)/Known_Issues Wiki article]. If you encounter additional problems, feel free to report them at [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org] . Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered. <br>
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'''Example:''' In Delayed Birth Index 1840-1915, Box 01-34 (image 9) is a record for Thomas Adams, 1860 in Box 02. With that information, go to Delayed Births 1859-1860, Box 01-02 (image 53) to see the original document.  
  
== Related Web Sites:  ==
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'''Death Indexes'''
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The Death Indexes cover the years 1891-1949. The Death Indexes provide the years and volumes to be searched to obtain the original record.
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'''Example:''' In Death Index 1891-1892, Volume 01 is a record for Alice Amelia Bennel showing the reference information of ‘page 1 line 4’. With that information, go to Deaths 1891-1891, Volume 01 and the search will locate her on Image #3.
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In the following records, Death Index 1920-1930; Death Index 1931-1937; Death Index 1938-1945 and Death Index 1946-1949 is found a Vital Statistics Index that states:
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*Name
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*Place of event
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*Birth year
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*Immigrant record
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*Full date of event
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*Registration number (this number corresponds to the Certificate Number)
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The Death Indexes with the years and volume numbers correspond to the Deaths, with years and volumes.
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'''Marriage Index'''
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Marriage Index 1891-1892, Volume 01 records are at Images 49-86. Images 1-48 are misplaced duplicates of death records from the Death Index 1891-1892, Volume 01 link..
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Marriages 1887-1920, Certificate Numbers 950001-950016 Note: Certificate numbers begin at image #3. The 1st page is a marriage affidavit and the 2nd page contains records for Dec. 1887 to Feb. 1888 and 1 record for Aug. 2, 1888.
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Marriages 1921-1922, Certificate Number 950001-950011 Note: Certificate numbers begin correctly with image #1.
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The Marriage Indexes with the years and volume numbers correspond to the Marriages, with years and volumes.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Newfoundland Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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== Related Websites ==
  
 
*[http://ngb.chebucto.org/ Newfoundland's Grand Banks - Genealogy]  
 
*[http://ngb.chebucto.org/ Newfoundland's Grand Banks - Genealogy]  
 
*[http://canadaonline.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=canadaonline&cdn=newsissues&tm=9&gps=170_179_972_474&f=00&tt=14&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.gs.gov.nl.ca/birth/index.html Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Government Services]
 
*[http://canadaonline.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=canadaonline&cdn=newsissues&tm=9&gps=170_179_972_474&f=00&tt=14&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.gs.gov.nl.ca/birth/index.html Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Government Services]
 
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Newfoundland History]]  
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*[[Newfoundland|Newfoundland History]]
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*[[Newfoundland and Labrador Vital Records|Newfoundland and Labrador Vital Records]]
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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"Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949." index and images, ''FamilySearch''([https://www.familysearch.org: https://www.familysearch.org:] accessed 31 March 2011). entry for Jonathan Anstey, born January 6, 1870; citing Vital Records, Births 1870-1871, Box 05, Image 2; Newfoundland Vital Statistics Division, Provincial Archives of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland.<br>
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== Sources of Information for This Collection: ==
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
  
Instructions for creating a citation for a Record Search or fsbeta Historical Records collection are found in the Wiki Article: How to Create Bibliographic Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->Newfoundland Vital Records, 1840-1949, images, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org/ http://familysearch.org/]); from Newfoundland. Vital Statistics Division. Provincial Archives of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland. FHL microfilm, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
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"Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2012), Jonathan Anstey, January 6, 1870; citing Vital Records, Births 1870-1871, Box 05, Image 2; Newfoundland Vital Statistics Division, Provincial Archives of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland.  
  
 
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Revision as of 18:52, 27 November 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains records dating from 1840 to 1949.

This collection contains images of births, delayed registrations of births, marriages, and deaths.

Newfoundland, including the area of Labrador, became a province of Canada in 1949. Official registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in 1891. This collection also contains “Delayed Registration of Birth” certificates as well. Some of these can date back to 1840. 

These records are generally reliable but not all churches and clergy responded to the request for records. So the collection is not complete. Also, as most of the records were handwritten and then copied from there may be transcription errors and mistakes in orthography of some individual’s names. It is important to check for alternate and similar spellings.

Official registration of Births, marriages, and deaths did occur in Newfoundland until 1891.

For a list of records by date and event currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Vital Statistics Division. Newfoundland vital records. Provincial Archives of Newfoundland, St.John's.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content:

Baptism, Birth Records and Delayed Registrations of Birth from 1840 to 1915 may contain the following information:

Certificates of baptism:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Date and place of birth
  • Name and gender of child

Applications for birth records:

  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Date and place of baptism and by whom baptized
  • Father's full name and occupation
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Names of witnesses and their residence
  • Witnesses' relationship to child

Marriage Records date from 1891 to 1922 and may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name of groom and bride
  • Age of each
  • Bachelor, spinster or widowed
  • Occupation
  • Birthplace
  • Religion denomination
  • Residence at time of marriage
  • Witnesses
  • Name of officiator

Death Records date 1891 to 1949 and may contain the following information:

  • Name and gender of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Age in years, months and days
  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status and occupation
  • Religious denomination
  • Date and place of burial

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years " category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Birth Index

1. Search Birth Index 1891-1892, Volume 01 for your ancestor and note page and line number.

Some pages are damaged and will not allow you to recover the page number or line number, which can make the search more difficult.

The fact that you found your ancestor in the Birth Index for 1891-1892, Volume 01 does help you know where to look next.

2. With the page and line number, go to Births 1891-1892, Certificate Numbers 640001-646442, and search for the page you noted in Volume 01. In this record, the page number is either hand-written or printed and these numbers appear in the middle or on the left or right upper corner of the page.

The page will state the District and the entry will give you:

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Father’s occupation
  • Religious denomination of parents
  • Date of baptism
  • By whom baptized
  • Name of child
  • Sex
  • Date of register
  • Registering officer
  • Remarks (certificate number)

3. Repeat this process for Birth Index 1891-1892, Volume 02, noting the following:

  • Births 1892-1895, Certificate Number 620001-634463 - it is advisable to read the remarks on frontice page at Image 2.
  • Page 1 is missing and the pages are partly damaged.
  • Births 1893-1895, Certificate Number 634464-639686 is a continuation of the previous record.

4. Repeat this process, using first the Birth Index 1895-1897, Volume 03 and then search for the birth entry in Births 1895-1897, Certificate Number 600041-660119.

Delayed Births

1. Births 1861-1865, Box 02 contains delayed registrations of births and are listed alphabetically. The documents are varied, containing mostly affidavits requesting a birth record and are sometimes supported by baptism records and declarations by ministers or priests, that this person was born on a specific day to specific parents in a specific place. These records are indexed in Delayed Births, Box 01-34.

2. Note: Births 1866-1869, Box 03-04 and Births 1870-1871, Box 05 should be listed under the following Delayed Births Index, Box 01-34.

3. Delayed Birth Index 1840-1915, Box 01-34 contains:

  • Sworn affidavits of person attesting to the age of relatives, friends or acquaintances.
  • Delayed registrations of birth (if a birth was not registered within one year from the date of the birth, an application had to be completed and supported by written evidence of birth).
  • Photocopies of actual baptism/birth certificates.
  • Extracts, by clergy, from parish registers of baptisms.
  • Lists which include more than one family member which are sometimes copied from a Family Bible.

Some records may duplicate baptisms already available in the Collection of Vital Statistics Registers or the Parish Records Collection. Some are records of baptism/birth which may not be found elsewhere. This is especially true of church records, which have been destroyed by fire and which predated the start of civil registration in 1891.

This collection contains a number of marriage records, as well as one death record. They are noted in the indices.

These thirty-four boxes of bound records are inclusively for the years 1840 to 1915. Each box contains a finding aid (index) for the volume(s) in that particular box. The index lists the surnames of all records contained in the box. The year of each record is noted. Each volume of records is arranged alphabetically.

This master index lists the surnames of all records contained in the entire collection of All Newfoundland Births (34 boxes). The year of each record is noted and the box in which it is contained.

Example: In Delayed Birth Index 1840-1915, Box 01-34 (image 9) is a record for Thomas Adams, 1860 in Box 02. With that information, go to Delayed Births 1859-1860, Box 01-02 (image 53) to see the original document.

Death Indexes

The Death Indexes cover the years 1891-1949. The Death Indexes provide the years and volumes to be searched to obtain the original record.

Example: In Death Index 1891-1892, Volume 01 is a record for Alice Amelia Bennel showing the reference information of ‘page 1 line 4’. With that information, go to Deaths 1891-1891, Volume 01 and the search will locate her on Image #3.

In the following records, Death Index 1920-1930; Death Index 1931-1937; Death Index 1938-1945 and Death Index 1946-1949 is found a Vital Statistics Index that states:

  • Name
  • Place of event
  • Birth year
  • Immigrant record
  • Full date of event
  • Registration number (this number corresponds to the Certificate Number)

The Death Indexes with the years and volume numbers correspond to the Deaths, with years and volumes.

Marriage Index

Marriage Index 1891-1892, Volume 01 records are at Images 49-86. Images 1-48 are misplaced duplicates of death records from the Death Index 1891-1892, Volume 01 link..

Marriages 1887-1920, Certificate Numbers 950001-950016 Note: Certificate numbers begin at image #3. The 1st page is a marriage affidavit and the 2nd page contains records for Dec. 1887 to Feb. 1888 and 1 record for Aug. 2, 1888.

Marriages 1921-1922, Certificate Number 950001-950011 Note: Certificate numbers begin correctly with image #1.

The Marriage Indexes with the years and volume numbers correspond to the Marriages, with years and volumes.

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"Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949," images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2012), Jonathan Anstey, January 6, 1870; citing Vital Records, Births 1870-1871, Box 05, Image 2; Newfoundland Vital Statistics Division, Provincial Archives of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland.