Canada, New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits - FamilySearch Historical Records

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New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Location of New Brunswick, Canada
Record Description
Record Type Burials
Collection years 1889-1919
Languages English
Title in the Language New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits
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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

What is in this Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection covers records from 1889-1919.These records are images of burial permits in Saint John. The records are in possession of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick at Fredericton. In 1889, the City of Saint John Board of Health wanted to detect and control contagious diseases and issued an order that required a permit for anyone that was buried in the city. Burial permits from the City of Saint John Board of Health were issued until 1919. The burial permits were for anyone who died in the city of Saint John. They were also for any citizens who were out of town when they died, or for anybody that died passing through the city for burial elsewhere.

To Browse this Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for New Brunswick, Saint John, Saint John, Burial Permits, 1889-1919.

What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Burial records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Year of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Name of father
  • Name of spouse
  • Gender

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Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Cite the record. See below for help citing this collection.
  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick page.
  • To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example example research log which you can download.
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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- They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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