New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906 and New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899.
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|New Brunswick, Canada|
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|Location of New Brunswick, Canada|
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|Canada New Brunswick Archives, Fredericton|
- 1 What is in this Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing These Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in this Collection?
These records include indexes and images of provincial returns of births, 1869-1906 and late registrations, 1810-1906. The late registrations from 1810 to 1899 are arranged by birth year and then surname. Although the index is complete, images are being added to this collection as they become available.
The returns of births, 1870-1906, and the late registration documents which were original certificates and some returns, 1810-1899, are arranged alphabetically within each year.
Beginning in 1900, late registration documents are filed in numerical order within each year. An additional set of late registration of births, 1869-1901 had been registered in the years 1900-1901, is arranged by county then chronologically. The typed cards of late birth registrations are arranged alphabetically within the year range of 1810-1899. The years listed are the birth years and not the registration years. There are few returns or certificates for previous years. The "Mc's/Mac's" are filed before the "M's" in each set.
Registrations were kept on printed forms and then bound into volumes. The entries are arranged chronologically by date of registration. Provincial vital registrations are considered a reliable source in family history research because they contain a record of an event usually registered very near the time the event occurred.
New Brunswick is one of the four original provinces of Canada. The province entered into the Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867. Following the passing of the Vital Statistics Act of 1887, registrations of birth were collected and kept by the provincial government. The government collected delayed registrations dating back to 1801. Births were recorded in New Brunswick to better serve public health needs, and to provide demographic and personal identification.
To Browse this Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906.|
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899.|
What Can these Records Tell Me?
Birth records usually contain the following information:
- Date and place of birth
- Child's name and gender
- Was child a single, twin or triple birth
- Was child born alive or stillborn
- Were parents married
- Father name and age
- Father's place of birth
- Father's origin, occupation and residence
- Mother's maiden name and age
- Mother's place of birth
- Some records contain an explanation of why registration was late
How Do I Search the Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. 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
For New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899: View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
- Select Surname Range
Search the Index
For New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906: Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
- Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images
For New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906: View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.
- Select Year
- Select Record Type
- Select Surname or Certificate Number
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.
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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 These 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.
- "New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registration, 1810-1906." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Vital Statistics Branch. Provincial Archives, Fredericton.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
- "New Brunswick Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Vital Statistics Branch. Provincial Archives, Fredericton.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
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