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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
New Brunswick,  Canada
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Location of New Brunswick, Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Births
Collection years 1810 - 1906
Languages English
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Canada New Brunswick Archives, Fredericton


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.

For an alphabetical list of names currently published in the New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899 collection, select the Browse link from
the collection landing page.

For an alphabetical list of names currently published in the New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906 collection, select the Browse.

Sample Images

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?

See Images, in the New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899 by visiting the Browse Page. Once you've reached the browse page, follow these instructions to get to the images: ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "Surname Range" category, which will take you to the images.

See Images, in the New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906 by visiting the Browse Page. Once you've reached the browse page, follow these instructions to get to the images: ⇒Select the "Year"
⇒Select the "Record Type"
⇒Select the " Surname or Certificate Number" category which takes you to the images.

You can also Search the New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906 by Name by visiting the Collection Page.

Look at each image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Compare the information in the birth record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

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

  • The information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.

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.

Collection Citation

"New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registration, 1810-1906." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Vital Statistics Branch. Provincial Archives, Fredericton.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906.
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, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906.

Collection Citation

"New Brunswick Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Vital Statistics Branch. Provincial Archives, Fredericton.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for New Brunswick, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899.

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, Late Registration of Births, 1810-1899.

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