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really wasn’t a New Year’s Eve party but to us this was going to be a
very special evening. We could stay up to hear the kitchen clock strike
twelve and most important of all, eat lots of sweets. Mum had placed a
big pan of brown sugar fudge in the outside pantry, as well as one of
divinity fudge. There were tins of honey bars, raisin squares, fruit
cake and other goodies left over from Christmas. Cliff said he saw two
big bottles of orange pop in the cupboard.
I wished the adults would forget about discussing their resolutions for
the new year and get started on the eating.
Gram’s resolution, “I am not going to get bored during the long winter
evening as I resolve to crochet a bedspread and piece two quilts” did
not sound very exciting to me.
There is no need for any family researcher with access to the internet
to find the evenings or winter days long and boring, as one can spend
many hours searching the 1,344,442
records on line at the website of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
- Index to New
Brunswick Marriages 1847 -1955 has 216,267 records. The Vital
Statistics Act of 1887 required that all marriages be registered with
the registrar and/or deputy-registrars of Vital Statistics and filed
for public consultation. Although this process began in 1888, a few
marriages dating as far back as 1882 were included. Previously, between
1812 and 1887, marriages were registered within each county.
- Index to
Late Registration of Births covers the years 1810 -1909 with 75,000
records. These are the records where the applicant needed to
provide proof of birth. I refer to them as the “Excuse for Being
- The Index to
County Birth Registers 1800 -1902 and of the Index to Provincial
Registrations of Births 1898 -1910 have about 146,000 records.
Birth records give the date of birth and usually the name of the father
and the maiden name of the mother.
- 179,322 entries
can be found in Index to Death Certificates 1920 -1955
PANB has combined the entries of
Births, Marriages and Deaths so that a Vital Statistics search engine
will search them all. Search
- Index to
Marriage Bonds 1810-1932 will often provide the key to a missing
fact. The bonds were issued when banns were not read in the churches or
when the clergyman did not know both of the parties, guaranteed a
payment of £500 from the would-be-groom or his co-signer if the
proposed marriage did not take place. The bonds are especially valuable
to genealogists, since they provide the names and residences of the
proposed groom-to-be and the co-signer(s) in addition to that of the
- Index to Saint
John Burial Permits, 1889-1919. Burial permits were issued under
an order of the Board of Health for the City of Saint John to enable
the Board to determine the cause of death and the possible presence of
contagious diseases. Infectious and/or contagious diseases, such as
smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, cholera, and typhus could reach
epidemic proportions quickly if not detected early. The burial permits
were filed with the clerk of the local Board of Health. It seems that
this practice was begun in 1889 and discontinued at the end of 1919.
This index includes the name of the deceased, age, the date of death,
place of birth, burial permit reference, and the microfilm F-number
whereon the permit may be viewed. Search
Other records include:
Records of Old Revolutionary Soldiers and Their Widows
By Name Search
By County Other
- Index to Land Petitions: Original Series 1783-1918
- Index to Death Registration of Soldiers,
- Index to Registers of Letters Patent,
- Port Returns [including Passenger Lists],
- Index to Justice of the Peace Appointment
Register, 1863-1963 Search
- Index to Petitions for Teachers' Licences
& Payment 1812-1882 Search
- Index to New Brunswick Land Grants,
- Irish Famine Migration to New
Brunswick 1845 - 1852 Search
- Hutchinson Directories for 1865
- 1868 Search
- Lovell Directory 1871 Search
- Guide to Family Histories
- Canadian Forces Base Gagetown
- New Brunswick Cemeteries Search
- Newspaper Directory Search
- Historical Images Search
- New Brunswick at
- Women at Work
- Royal Visits to New Brunswick Visit
- Canoeing on the River Visit
- Publications For Sale View
- Merchandise For Sale View
Guide to Archival Records Documenting the Environment
The information on the
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick website at www.archives.gnb.ca could be the help you need to break
down one of your genealogical brick walls in 2006.
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- Hallett - McLean - Price: I am seeking information on
Ada A. Alward who died in Somerville, Massachusetts on 8 April 1907.
Her Record of Death indicates she was born in Havelock, New Brunswick,
the daughter of Daniel Alward and Margaret Hallett. Ada's date of birth
is circa 1875. Ada's Record of Death also indicates her husband was
Sidney A. McLean who also was born in Havelock. Prior information I've
found on Sidney indicates he was born on 15 December 1857, the son of
Hector McLean and Hephzibah Price. Sidney's Death Certificate lists his
age as 84 years in 1938. Adding to the confusion, the Death Certificate
lists his parents as John McLean and Effie Price and Sidney's place of
birth as Lubec, Maine.
Robert B. Ramsey
129 Main Street
Lisbon Falls, ME
- Bonnell: Benjamin Woollan was born circa 1857 in Saint
John, New Brunswick. His sisters- Annie Woollan born about 1856 in New
Brunswick, Florence Woollan born 1859 and Helen Woollan was born in
Manchester, Saint John. Their parents were Benjamin Woollan Sr. born
Horsham, England and Annie Bonnell possibly born in New Brunswick. They
were all back in England by 1861 where another girl Isabel was born. I
have found them all listed on several census sites here in the UK but
can find no trace prior to 1861. The Death Certificate for Benjamin Jr.
states his place of birth as Saint John, New Brunswick. Does anyone
have information on this family?
57 Archers Rd.
S050 9AZ, UK
- Day: Thomas Burns and Emma Day both of Hatfield Point,
Springfield Parish, Kings County, New Brunswick married 24 December
1885. Need information about their parents and siblings. The
parents of Emma Day were possibly Henry Day, Parish of Wickham, Queens
County and Cecilia Jones, Kars, Kings County. Any information about the
families would be appreciated.
23/19 Oakleigh Drive
Erskine, Western Australia 6210
- Pickle: Harriet (Pickle) Rolston is on the 1881 census,
Ward 2, Portland, Saint John, age 53, with 4 children. Unfortunately,
there is no husband listed. I believe her husband was Galbraith
Rolston. The 1871 Lovell Directory has him living in Round Hill,
Greenwich Parish, Kings County, New Brunswick. According to the
Saint John Burial Permit Record, Harriett was 91 at the time of her
death in 1914. Does anyone have any information about this family?
1198 N. 9th E.
Mountain Home, ID
I would like to make contact with Gerald H. Cushing concerning his 1979
reprint of “The Genealogy of the Cushing Family”.
19931 Durham Ct.