Westmorland County, New Brunswick Genealogy

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Guide to Westmorland County, New Brunswick ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick have created a research guide available here.

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History[edit | edit source]

Westmorland County was created in 1785. Westmorland County is located in the south eastern part of the province. The parish of Westmorland was created in 1786 and included most of the older Nova Scotian township of Cumberland. The parishes of Sackville, Moncton, Hopewell and Hillsborough were also created in 1786. Dorchester and Salisbury parishes were set up in 1787. In 1805, the parish of Botsford was formed from a portion of Sackville. Shediac parish was created in 1827 from parts of Sackville, Dorchester and Westmorland parishes. In 1835, the boundaries of Moncton parish were expanded to include part of Dorchester. There was some realignment of the parish boundaries in 1896. In 1786, Westmorland County included what is now Albert County. In 1845, Albert County was created from the Westmorland County parishes of Hopewell, Hillsborough and Salisbury

Geography[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]


FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



Barachois         Link   Link
Botsford         Link   Link
Calhoun         Link   Link
Cap-Pelé         Link   Link
Cherryfield        Link   Link
Coles Island        Link   Link
Dieppe        Link   Link
Dorchester         Link   Link
Fox Creek         Link   Link
Gunningsville         Link   Link
Haute-Aboujagane           Link   Link
Humphrey's Mills        Link   Link
Irishtown           Link   Link
Leger's Corner       Link   Link
Lewisville        Link   Link 
MacDougall       Link   Link
Memramcook        Link   Link
Memramcook East       Link   Link
Memramcook West        Link   Link
Moncton         Link   Link
Newton Heights         Link   Link
Petitcodiac          Link   Link
Pointe-de-Chêne        Link   Link
Sackville         Link   Link
Saint-Anselme        Link   Link
Salisbury         Link   Link
Scotch Settlement        Link   Link
Scoudouc        Link   Link
Shediac        Link   Link
Shediac Cape         Link   Link
Shemogue       Link   Link
Sunny Brae         Link   Link
Tankville         Link   Link
Taylor Village         Link   Link

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Kent County * Cumberland County, Nova Scotia Genealogy * Albert County * Kings County * Queens County

Archives and Associations[edit | edit source]

Civil Registrations[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

County[edit | edit source]
Provincial[edit | edit source]

Death Records[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

In Canada, census returns are closed for 92 years after the time of enumeration. Census returns prior to 1851 are rarely complete for any area. Due to boundary changes, census records may be found in Nova Scotia records.

Online Searchable Databases, Books and Images[edit | edit source]

Year Name of Collection Where Available


Acadian genealogy exchange - v. 5, no. 4 Oct 1976;

Acadian Families in 1671 begins on page 118 FamilySearch Digital Library
At various libraries (WorldCat)

1708 East Coast of Arcadia 1708 At various libraries (WorldCat)
1714 Acadian families in 1714 At various libraries (WorldCat)
1770 Nova Scotia 1770 census Rootsweb
Nova Scotia Archives
Ancestry ($)
1783 1783 Studholm Report CensusFinder, index.
1785 Cape Ann Association Of Loyalists - 1785 Rootsweb
1800-1842 Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842 Ancestry ($)
1804 Scotch Emigrants - 1804 Rootsweb
1811-1818 Nova Scotia Census Returns, 1811, 1817 and 1818 Nova Scotia Archives
1827 Nova Scotia Census Returns 1827 Nova Scotia Archives
Ancestry ($)
1838 Nova Scotia Census Returns 1838 Nova Scotia Archives
1851 Canada Census, 1851 Archives of Canada
Ancestry ($)
1861 Census of Canada, 1861 Archives of Canada
Ancestry ($)
1871 Census of Canada, 1871 Archives of Canada
Ancestry ($)
1871-1901 Jewish residents of the Maritime provinces in the 1871-1901 censuses of Canada FamilySearch
1881 Census of Canada, 1881 Archives of Canada
Ancestry ($)
1891 Census of Canada, 1891 Archives of Canada
Ancestry ($)
1901 Census of Canada, 1901 Archives of Canada
Ancestry ($)
1911 Census of Canada, 1911 Archives of Canada
Ancestry ($)
1921 Census of Canada, 1921 Ancestry ($)

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Many microfilms of church records can be found at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. A detailed list of the records organized by denomination and locality with accompanying microfilm numbers can be found in their Westmorland County Genealogical Guide.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Westmorland County online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print
The following are available at the Family History Library
List of Cemeteries in the County

Directories[edit | edit source]

Immigration Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

County[edit | edit source]
Provincial[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Newspapers and Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Indexes[edit | edit source]
Images[edit | edit source]

Taxation Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Westmorland County Genealogical Guide, http://archives.gnb.ca/Documents/CountyGuides/Westmorland_en-CA.pdf, April 5, 2017.
  2. We Lived, a Genealogical Newsletter of New Brunswick Sources, 1979-1983, Cleadie B. Barnett, Editor & Publisher