New Brunswick, County Birth Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
New Brunswick,  Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Births
Collection years 1812-1919
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Canada New Brunswick Archives, Fredericton


What is in this Collection?

This collection includes birth records from 1812-1919. These records include an index and images of some county registers. Dates may vary by county. The handwritten numbers correspond to the numbers listed by each person in the county registers. Birth years are not always in chronological order.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Brunswick, County Birth Registers, ca. 1812-1919.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Birth registers may contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Name of father
  • Maiden name of mother
  • Father’s occupation
  • Place of residence
  • Date of registration

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select County
  2. Select Year Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, census, church, land and death records.
  • Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
  • Use the information to establish a migration pattern and find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of New Brunswick, Canada Genealogy.
  • Search in the New Brunswick Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog

Citing This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:


“New Brunswick, County Birth Registers, ca. 1812-1919.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Richard Bennett Hatfield Archives Complex, New Brunswick.


Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Brunswick, County Birth Registers, ca. 1812-1919.


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