New Brunswick Vital Records

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The provincial government began recording births, marriages, and deaths in 1888. For 1810 to 1887 records, there is a "Late Registration" compilation which is indexed. It is located at the Provincial Archives. These records were registered after 1888.

Another dependable source for births and deaths before 1888 is the church register. Records from 1888, although incomplete up to 1920, are available from:

Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
CANADA
Telephone: 506-453-2385
Fax: 506-444-4139
Internet: http://www.snb.ca/e/1000/1000-01/e/index-e.asp

County marriage registers kept by the government before 1888 are found at the Provincial Archives. These are available for the following counties:

  • Albert Co.1846–1888
  • Carleton Co.1832–1888
  • Charlotte Co.1806–1887
  • Gloucester Co.1832–1860, 1873–1887
  • Kent Co.1844–1887
  • Kings Co.1812–1888
  • Northumberland Co.1792–1887
  • Queens Co.1812–1887
  • Restigouche Co.1838–1878
  • St. John Co.1810–1887
  • Sunbury Co. (Licenses)1810–1887
  • Westmorland Co.1790–1887
  • York Co.1812–1888

Record Group 3 (Provincial Secretary), Record Series 551, consists of marriage bonds for various townships and counties for the years 1810–1932. These are located at the Provincial Archives at http://archives.gnb.ca/Archives/Default.aspx?L=EN .

Many private collections held in various archives can contain marriage records or notices. These are listed in Robert F. Fellows' Researching Your Ancestors in New Brunswick, (Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1979), pp. 118–119.