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This was certainly  “I can’t find it Saturday morning”.  Dad was looking for the bags of seeds that he had bought. Cliff couldn’t find the new chain for his bike that he had put in a safe place along with some spokes for the front wheel. Gramp came grumbling into the kitchen that he couldn’t find his good whetstone that he needed to sharpen his kindling splitting axe. But Mum was the most upset of all as she had promised to make upside-down pineapple squares for a family gathering at Gram’s but the magazine with the recipe had disappeared or maybe she had cut out the recipe and put it in the chocolate box that was jammed full with clippings.

Just then the phone rang three short rings that meant someone was phoning our house. Gram was the caller so Mum told her about all the problems of looking to find things at our home.

She laughed and said, “Ask if the folk who are listening in on our conversation, on this party line happen to know where to look.” It was a well-known fact that many a housewife found out the news by listening to the supposedly private conversations on the party line.

The New Brunswick Genealogical Society has been publishing Generations four times a year since June of 1979. It is 68 pages long and contains book reviews, books for sale, passenger lists, rare documents, notices of genealogical seminars, cemeteries, census and other genealogy related material associated with New Brunswick. There is also a Queries section. It is distributed to all its members in Canada, the United States and Overseas. Generations is made up almost entirely of articles contributed by members, and the society encourages submissions that deal with genealogy and family history.

Much like the change in telephone lines, the way we do searches for genealogical information has changed over the years. The time has arrived when you can get in on a genealogical “party line” and read all the 147 issues of Generations on the web site by joining the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to encourage and facilitate family historical research in New Brunswick, Canada.

The mission of the Society as a volunteer provincial heritage organization is to promote and develop the study, research and preservation of genealogical records and family history.

The Table of Contents of Generations that is posted on the web site allows you to find out about all the articles that have been published from 1979 to the Spring issue of 2016.  A real bonus is the capability to do a word search of each issue - once you get a membership with password.

Some contributions:
An Account of the Hewitt Family  - Donald P. Wright;
Diaries of Tredway Thomas Odber Miles;
What Do You Know About Stoneycroft?  - Vivian Wright;
The Search for Jacob Treitz;
Armour James McFarland - Able Successor of Rev. Stavely - Eldon Hay;
Weldon Uberta Pickel, Teacher and Author - Barb Pearson;
A Drowning Tragedy at Oak Point on June 22, 1828 - Aiton and Bormke;
Capt. Gilbert A. Hoar  - Judi Berry Steeves;
Early Wrights Were Artisans - Vivian Wright.

Another compilation on the web site is “First Families" which contains information on 7,414 of the first families to arrive in New Brunswick. Each descriptive family entry contains the name of the head of a household, his date and place of birth, the date of his death, the names of his parents, and the name of the community, parish and county where a family settled. Next is listed the date and place of marriage, the name of his wife, the date and place of her birth, the date of her death and the names of her parents. The names of each of the children, their dates of birth and death, the names of their wives, their dates of birth and death and names of their parents are listed. (The password that comes with your membership unlocks the door to First Families.)

Under Area Deaths - 17,982 records found.

In the Facts Section
1. An acre is a square measure of land containing 10 square chains, 160 square rods, or 43,560 square feet.
2.  The method of survey using a combination of directional and distance measurements with references to natural and artificial objects that define a tract of land is called "Metes and Bounds".
5.  A cadastral map is a graphic illustration of land boundaries.
154.  French Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries were known as Huguenots.
156.  The term "relict" refers to a widow or widower.

By the way there are several branches of the society - the Capital Branch in Fredericton, Charlotte County Branch, Miramichi Branch, Southeastern Branch (Moncton) and the Saint John Branch of the NBGS who hold regular meetings and welcome not only the members of the NBGS but visitors.

 Shop  Membership - Books for sale.

If you are trying to find information on a certain family or person or you just enjoy reading about people, places and events of New Brunswick, I suggest you purchase a membership to the New Brunswick Genealogical Society by visiting which will provide you with the cost and details. Although there are several free accessible data bases on this web site, a membership comes with a password to access certain data bases.

Take some time to check out what is offered.

The web site is constantly being updated and new information is added periodically so check back often.

New and Used Genealogical and Historical books of
New Brunswick for sale.

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