Sunbury County, New Brunswick Genealogy

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Guide to Sunbury county ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Sunbury County is located in central New Brunswick. The Parish of Burton was set up in 1786. Lincoln was erected in 1786. The parishes of Sheffield and Maugerville were established in 1786. The Blissville Parish was created from Burton and Lincoln in 1834. The Parish of Northfield was created in 1857 and Gladstone Parish was apportioned from Blissville in 1874.[1]

Maps and Gazetteers

Populated Places Table

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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE


Fredericton Junction        Link   Link
Maugerville         Link   Link
Minto        Link   Link
Oromocto         Link   Link
Rusagonis        Link   Link
Sheffield        Link   Link

Neighboring Counties

Northumberland County * Kent County * Queens County * Charlotte County * York County *

Civil Registrations

Birth Records

Marriage Records

Death Records


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

Year Name of Collection Where Available


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

FamilySearch Books Online Acadian Families in 1671 begins on page 118
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 ($)
1783 1783 Studholm Report CensusFinder, index.
1785 Cape Ann Association Of Loyalists - 1785 Rootsweb
[Return of Persons who have Lands located to them on Schodiack River above the Glebe, 10 May 1785 Genweb]
1788 Moncton Township Settlers 1788 Rootsweb
1800-1842 Ontario and Nova Scotia Census, 1800-1842 Ancestry ($)
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


Cemeteries of online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print
List of Cemeteries in the County

Court Records

Wills and Probate


Immigration Records =

Land Records

Military Records

Newspapers and Obituaries

Taxation Records



  1. Sunbury County Genealogical Guide,, April 5, 2017.
  2. We Lived, a Genealogical Newsletter of New Brunswick Sources, 1979-1983, Cleadie B. Barnett, Editor & Publisher