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New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Inc.
We assembled the following links to help those interested in their New Brunswick ancestors to quickly find websites of interest. Many of the people who first settled in New Brunswick had family that left for other parts of North America and the world. As a consequence, you will find the links are not limited to New Brunswick alone. Many come from members who have found them to be helpful in their quest for their own ancestors. Your contributions are welcome – please submit them by email to webmanager@nbgs.ca
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  Library and Archives Canada
  Library and Archives Canada’s mandate is to To preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations;
  Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
  The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick collects, preserves, and makes available for research, documents and records bearing upon the history of New Brunswick.
  Nova Scotia Archives
  The Nova Scotia Archives (NSA) acquires, preserves and makes available the province's documentary heritage
  Alberta Provincial Archives
  The Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) preserves the collective memory of Alberta, and contributes to the protection of Albertans' rights and the sense of the Alberta identity.
  British Columbia Archives
  The BC Archives is the archives of the Government of British Columbia, and provides research access to records of enduring value to the province for both the provincial government and public researchers.
  Manitoba Archives
  Manitoba's rich documentary past is accessible to you at the Archives of Manitoba. You will discover a treasure of information about Manitobans and their history.
  Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
  The Rooms Provincial Archives division is mandated to preserve those records of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador which are deemed to have enduring legal, fiscal, evidential or research value.
  Northwest Territories Archives
  The NWT Archives collects documents related to the history of the Northwest Territories
  Ontario Archives
  The collections held by the Archives of Ontario are a rich resource for the study of the history of Ontario and its people. This document provides an overview of the different sources that are available for research at the Archives.
  Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island
  The Public Archives and Records Office acquires, preserves, and makes available for public research the records of the government of PEI, as well as private sector records deemed to be of lasting historical value.
  Quebec Library and Archives
  Saskatchewan Archives
  The Saskatchewan Archives serves as the provincial agency responsible for acquiring preserving and making available records of significance to the history of the Province of Saskatchewan
  Saskatchewan Gen Web
  The National Archives
  The National Archives is the official archives for the United Kingdom government and for England and Wales.
  Yukon Archives
  The Yukon Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to the Yukon's documentary heritage.
Family Websites
  Digging Up Bones
  Genealogy in the Bathurst New Brunswick
  Fisher Family
  Loyalty is Everything
  Loyalist & Chief & NE Metis Genealogy, Research, Newsletter & Vendor Services
  The Cassidys of Cassidy Lake
  The goal of this website is to provide insight into the Cassidys who established the homestead at Cassidy Lake in 1825 and their descendents. The Genealogy section has dates, notes and pictures for individual family members.
  The Family of Caren & David Secord
  This web site has a lot of information pertaining to Charlotte County, Kings County and Queens County families and place histories.
Genealogy Blogs
Genealogy Podcasts
Genweb Sites for Canada
  Alberta Gebweb
  British Columbia Gen Web
  Canada Genweb
  Manitoba Gen Web
  New Brunswick Gen Web
  Newfoundland and Labrador Gen Web
  Northweat Territories and Nunavut Gen Web
  Nova Scotia Gen Web
  Ontario Gen Web
  Prince Edward Island Gen Web
  Quebec Gen Web
  Saskatchewan Gen Web
  Yukon Gen Web
GenWeb Sites for New Brunswick
  Albert County
  Carleton County
  Charlotte County
  Gloucester County
  Kent County
  Kings County
  Madawaska County
  Northumberland County
  Queens County
  Restigouche County
  Sunbury County
  Victoria County
  Westmorland County
  York County
Historical Societies & Museums
  Maritime History Archive
  This website provides much information about mariners from Atlantic Canada. One of the projects completed by the MHA was the Atlantic Shipping Project "Ships and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada" which studied, documented and explained the rise and fall of Atlantic Canadian shipping in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Ports selected for study were St. John's, Newfoundland, (which was the sole port of registry for the island); Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (also the sole port for the province); Halifax, Sydney, Yarmouth, Windsor and Pictou, Nova Scotia; Saint John, Richibucto and Miramichi, New Brunswick.
Home Children
  Barnardos Family History Service
  If your deceased relative was a Barnardo’s boy or girl, whether in the UK or as part of migrations to Australia or Canada, we could help you trace information about them and their life in Barnardo’s.
  Birmingham City Council Records
  This is a listing of records of children's homes administered by Birmingham City Council. Middlemore Children’s home records are included in this collection.
  British Home Children in Canada
  British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
  Child Migrants Trust
  The Child Migrants Trust was established in 1987 by Margaret Humphreys CBE, OAM; a Nottinghamshire Social Worker. It addresses the issues surrounding the deportation of children from Britain. In the post-war period, child migrants as young as three were shipped to Canada, New Zealand, the former Rhodesia and Australia, a practice that continued as late as 1970.
  Library and Archives Canada Home Children
  Library and Archives Canada holds multiple records in different series regarding the Home Children who were sent to Canada from Britain between 1869-1930.
  Marj Kohli’s Young Immigrants to Canada website
  Merseyside Maritime Museum
  Liverpool and Glasgow were the main departure ports for children sailing to Canada. Liverpool's Allan Line carried almost half of Canada's child migrants on its ships. This website has video stories of two migrant children
  Middlemore Atlantic Society
  The Society’s mission is to preserve their Heritage; to assist families in their research for past information and to help locate living family ties; to come together and share in their Heritage with others.
  National Archives of Great Britain
  Roger Kershaw talks about British child migration from 1618 to 1967 and the relevant holdings at the national archives in Kew.
  Quarriers Genealogy Records Service
  Approximately 30,000 children spent at least some of their childhood in the Orphan Homes of Scotland, a name changed in 1958 to Quarriers Homes. Each child’s entry to and departure from the Homes was recorded as was basic information about the family’s circumstances.
  The Goldonian
  This website is dedicated to remembering Dr Barnardo’s Homes and The William Baker Memorial Technical School for Boys, in Goldings, Hertford.
  Tracing Family History: Canada Immigration
  New Brunswick Public Library
  The New Brunswick Public Library System is a partnership between the provincial government and participating municipalities. The New Brunswick Public Library System provides access to a provincial collection of more than 1.8 million items, as well as to programs and services ranging from story hour to public lectures to services such as reference, Inter-Library loan and public access workstations
  Atlas of Historical County Boundaries United States
  David Rumsey Map Collection
  This historical map collection has over 33,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and othe cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented.
  McMaster University Library
  The Hodsoll collection of rare maps
  United States Geological Survey
  In genealogical research, maps can provide clues to where our ancestors may have lived and where to look for written records about them. Beginners should master basic genealogical research techniques before starting to use topographic maps.
  The War of 1812 Time Line
  The War of 1812 - Canadian Research
  The War of 1812 was a seminal event in the making of the great country of Canada. Events surrounding the 1812-15 armed conflict laid the foundation for Confederation and established the cornerstones of many of our political institutions. In short, the Canada we know today would not exist had the invasions of 1812-15 not been repelled.
  War of 1812 Casualty Database – Canadian Research
  The goal of this database is to list, in one location, the names of the soldiers in British Regiments of Foot that were Killed, Died or Deserted during the War of 1812.
  The War of 1812 Canadian Research
  The winter march of New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot The St. John River Society and its many partners along the St. John River comemorate the epic winter march of New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot and the story of the 600 men who marched from Fredericton, New Brunswick to Kingston, Ontario in the winter of 1813.
  The War of 1812 British Regiments in Canada
  This website attempts to identify the dates and deployments of various British military units prior to 1870 within Canada and elsewhere in the western hemisphere.
  The War of 1812 British/American/ Canadian Research
  The War of 1812 Privateers Website The goal of this site is to provide research sources for the study of privateering during the War of 1812.
  The War of 1812 United States Research
  Papers of the Department of State, 1789-1815 [microform] (1964) Reel 1. Letters received concerning letters of marque, 1812-14. Letters received regarding enemy aliens, 1812-14 – Reel 2. U.S. Marshals' returns of enemy aliens and prisoners of war, 1812-15 (Part I) – Reel 3. U.S. Marshals' returns of enemy aliens and prisoners of war, 1812-15 (Part II) – Reel 4. Requests for permission to sail from the United States, 1812-14. Passenger lists of outgoing vessels, 1812-14
  The War of 1812 United States Research
  Seamen's Protection Certificate Register Database. A database of over 31,000 certificates granted to US sailors in Massachusetts and Connecticut between 1796 and 1871. The purpose of these Certificates were to prevent impressment of American citizens into the British Navy. Many of these sailors were born in British Colonies but had taken out U.S. citizenship.
  The War of 1812 United States Research
  National Society United States Daughters of 1812 The United States Daughters of 1812 is a non-profit women's service organization for descendants of patriots who aided the American cause in the War of 1812.
  The War of 1812 United States Research
  Military Resources: War of 1812 Resources at National Archives Records Administration (United States) Genealogical records of the War of 1812 War of 1812 Discharge Certificates Genealogical Fallout of the War of 1812 Records of impressed seaman 1793-1814
  Canada & The South African War, 1899-1902
  The South African War (1899-1902) or, as it is also known, the Boer War, marked Canada's first official dispatch of troops to an overseas war.
  Soldiers of the First World War
  Over 600,000 men and women enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918) as soldiers, nurses and chaplains. The CEF database is an index to those service files, which are held by Library and Archives Canada.
  War Diaries of the First World War
  This database contains the digitised War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units.
  Canada and the Second World War
  Canada and the Korean War
  Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten.
  Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
  The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.
  From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History
  Gi Trace
  This website has been designed and published by John Munro, for the benefit of others who are trying to trace their American GI fathers or family.
  Historical United States Newspapers
  A list by state of historical United States newspapers available online at no cost
  Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers
  Digital images of thirteen different newspapers published in six very different Nova Scotia communities over a span of 210 years. A total of 26,220 digitized pages of the surviving issues for these papers are accessible right now.
  Prince Edward Island Newspapers
Starting A Family History
  Starting Your Genealogical Research
  Have you thought about tracing your ancestry and family history but weren't sure how to begin?
United Empire Loyalist
  Black Loyalists
  Black Loyalists Digital Collections
  Loyalists, the First Refugees (1775-1812)
  The Loyalist Collection UNB Harriet Irving Library
  The Loyalist House Saint John New Brunswick
  The Loyalist Research Network
  The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies
  The United Empire Loyalist Roots Web
  UEL Heritage Centre and Park
  United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada