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Record Description
Record Type Deaths
Collection years 1815-1938
Languages English
Title in the Language
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Related Websites
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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick


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

This collection covers the deaths registered from 1815 to 1938. Registration of deaths began in 1887 in order to keep a written record of the population for use by the government. The death registrations are recorded on individual, printed forms and consist of completed statements regarding deaths in New Brunswick. These statements were submitted to district registrars and registered by the registrar or director of Vital Statistics. New Brunswick is one of the four original provinces of Canada. The province entered into the Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867. Following the passing of the Vital Statistics Act of 1887, registrations of death were collected and kept by the provincial government. In this collection, there are a number of records which date from before the passing of the act. The oldest of these dates is 1815. Death registrations are the best source of death information in New Brunswick beginning in 1815.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Deaths, 1815-1919.
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Brunswick, Death Certificates 1920-1934.
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Brunswick, Death Certificates 1935-1938.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Death

  • Date and place of death
  • Name and residence of deceased
  • Age of deceased in years, months and days
  • Gender, race, marital status and occupation of deceased
  • Date and place of birth of deceased
  • Name and birth place of father
  • Maiden name and birth place of mother
  • Cause of death
  • Spouse, if married
  • Name of informant and their relationship to deceased
  • Burial information

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

This collection was published as a DGS browse collection. The list does not contain any description of the DGS folder's content. A table listing each DGS number and its contents can be found at New Brunswick Provincial Deaths Digital Folder Number List.


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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Deaths, 1815-1919[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  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]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Year
  2. Select Beginning Name - Ending Name to view the images.

New Brunswick Death Certificates, 1920-1934[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  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]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select County/City
  2. Select Year Range
  3. Select Parish/Town to view the images.

New Brunswick Death Certificates, 1935-1938[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  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]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Year
  2. Select Certificate Number Range to view the images.

New Brunswick Provincial Deaths, 1815-1938[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  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]

To view images in this collection:
  1. Look at the Digital Folder Number List article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

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

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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

I Found the Person 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
  • 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 the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives
  • Search the records of nearby areas*Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in New Brunswick.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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