New Brunswick Provincial Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 2 Record Description
- 3 How to Use the Records
- 4 Record History
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- 7 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
- 8 Sources of Information for This Collection:
Key genealogical facts that may be found in the death registrations are the following:
- Name, age, sex, and residence of the deceased
- Date of death
- Profession (if known)
- Date of birth
- Cause of death
- Name of physician
- Name and residence of informant
- Religious affiliation
- Registration district name or number
- Date and number of registration
- In later registrations, marital status and parents’ names and birthplaces
The death registrations are recorded on individual, printed forms. They consist of completed statements regarding deaths in New Brunswick submitted to district registrars and registered by the registrar or director of Vital Statistics
How to Use the Records
The death registrations are recorded on individual, printed forms. These forms have been digitized and can be seen for free by clicking on the link in the box at the top of this article. The records are sorted by year and winthin each year the forms are alphabatized by each persons ending name. To find an individual's record it is best to have the approxomate year of death and the ending name used at the time of death.
New Brunswick is one of the four original provinces of Canada. It entered into the Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867. Following the passing of the Vital Statistics Act of 1887, registrations of death were collected and kept by the provincial government. In this collection, there are a number of records which date from before the passing of the act. The oldest of these dates is 1815.
Registration of deaths began in 1887 in order to keep a written record of the population for use by the government.
Death registrations are the best source of death information in New Brunswick beginning in 1815.
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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.
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.
Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection
- "New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1920-1934." Index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 31 March 2011. entry for Elizabeth M. Broadhurst, died November 10, 1931; citing Death Certificates, Kings,1930-1934, Springfield to Westfield, Image 1; Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
- "New Brunswick, Death Certificates, 1935-1938." index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 31 March 2011. entry for William B. Martin, died April 11, 1935; citing Death Certificates, 1935, no. 1400-2099, Image 21; Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Sources of Information for This Collection:
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada