New Brunswick Genealogical Society
Welcome to the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Inc.
NBGS is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to encourage and facilitate family historical
research in New Brunswick, Canada.


Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the history of New Brunswick and its people. Membership plans range from $40 to $65 per year.
For access to:
  • Members-only resources
  • A branch in your area of interest
  • Generations, our journal, 4x per year
8 May 2022: New Queries added.
25 Apr 2022: See our latest Knowledge Base articles - How do I add to or edit my Surname list? and How do I edit my Contact Info?
30 Mar 2022: Don't know what a hybrid meeting is? Check out a photo from our first one.
7 Mar 2022: Urgent! We need a new treasurer! Can you help us? View the job description here.
7 Mar 2022: The Spring 2022 issue of Generations is now available.
1 Mar 2022: The Obituaries Project has surpassed 80,000 names in the database.
28 Feb 2022: Check out the new format for our Queries.
24 Feb 2022: The Anglican Registers Project now has over one million names in the database!

To submit feedback, use our Support page. Learn about our resources using the Knowledge Base.


This year, the Municipality of Lac-au-Saumon will carry out a project to promote Acadian culture in Lac-au-Saumon, a French village in Québec. From 1896, Acadians from the Magdalen Islands came to settle in the future parish of Lac-au-Saumon, which they helped to develop. They came mainly from Havre-aux-Maisons and Étang-du-Nord. Other Acadians subsequently left the Acadian Peninsula, Baie des Chaleurs and Saint-Alexis-de-Matapédia.

You can find more information by clicking on article one or article two
Festivities (guided tours, conference, tasting of Acadian dishes, show, mass, lunch, inauguration ceremony) will take place in Lac-au-Saumon on August 5, 6 and 7, 2022.
4 May 2022

England and Wales: at home and on the move is the focus of the 27th (and second virtual) family history conference presented by the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO), to be held virtually from 28 September to 2 October 2022. Twelve expert speakers will discuss topics ranging from finding elusive ancestors in London, through using maps in your research, to domestic or international migration in and out of Wales. There will be stories of the plucky women who made new lives overseas after their husbands died in the Great War and life as a ship’s steward travelling the globe.
The conference will also feature a virtual Expo Hall, where you may make contact with organizations offering products or ideas to help your research.  A bonus feature of the event is three Connect Sessions, where speakers, vendors or societies will be available for two hours to answer registrants’ questions or discuss their offerings.
The C$40 conference registration fee includes the 12 presentations, the Connect Sessions, and access to the presentation videos and handouts until 31 October. Visit the website for the full speaker and program details.
22 Apr 2022

A new FamilyTreeDNA project has recently been started - the New Brunswick, Canada DNA Project. The objective is to compile the Y-DNA and mtDNA profiles of the people who have made New Brunswick their home over the centuries. This can help trace NB settlers to their ancestral families by allowing other researchers to see what haplogroups certain ancestors belonged to, thereby facilitating comparison with others of that surname and haplogroup in other places like New England and Europe. The project is tiny at the moment and its success is dependent on adding to the numbers. Here is the link to the project page
9 Apr 2022

Did you know that Fernhill Cemetery’s website now has an online gravesite search? Fernhill Cemetery in Saint John, is the largest cemetery on the east coast of Canada at 80 hectares (nearly 200 acres). It was founded in 1848 as the Rural Cemetery.  You can search by name to see if your ancestor is buried there and see dates and information about the location of the grave. The map page on the site can help you find the location of the grave. click here to access
9 Mar 2022

Do you have photos you’d like to share with our members? Check out our Photo Galleries to see the various categories of photos. We can easily add more topics. Your photos can be emailed to Whether it is one photo or a whole album, we’d love to see them. Please include a brief description with your photos. Family photos, historic events, or unidentified people are some of the categories. Charlotte Branch and Saint John Branch also have photo galleries to explore. 
2 Feb 2022

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Images: Big Nictau Lake, taken from Mount Carleton Provincial Park; and Head Harbour (East Quoddy) Lighthouse, Campobello Island.
updated May 2022