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First Families of New Brunswick

Since it was established in 1967, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick has received a large number of family histories donated for the purpose of preservation, and for availability to current and future researchers.

In 1997, members of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society decided to create a detailed listing of genealogical resources at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. The first "partial listing" was produced in 1999; currently, the sixth edition, released in January (2006) has been prepared to assist the family historian identify and locate genealogical data in the files, books, manuscripts, records and resources found in the collections at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick situated in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

This compilation contains information on 7414 of the first families to arrive in New Brunswick. Each descriptive family entry contains the following information:

  • name of the head of the household
  • his date and place of birth
  • his date of death
  • his parents' names
  • name of the community, parish and county where a family settled
  • date and place of marriage
  • name of wife
  • her date and place of birth
  • her date of death
  • her parents' names
  • names of the children
  • their dates of birth and death
  • their wives' names
  • their wives' dates of birth/death
  • their wives' parents' names
  • description of the record source or sources at the Provincial Archives (sufficient for a researcher to locate the material)

For more information, see the New Brunswick Genealogical Society's page about the First Families