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
1 Jun 2023: Slides from the presentation Genealogical Resources at the United Church of Canada Archives can be viewed here.
29 May 2023: Capital Branch has added resources. 
27 May 2023: NBGS Annual General Meeting. See photos in our photo gallery.
2 May 2023: New queries added.
14 Apr 2023: See our new page - Notes for Churches in Saint John Co.
9 Apr 2023: Updated access to NB Crown Land Office Petition Records in our Land Records collection.
13 Mar 2023: Explore our new Family Registers page. Thanks to everyone who subitted a register. Do you have one to submit?

Library and Archives Canada is announcing that the 1931 Census of Canada is now online. This is an important moment for genealogy enthusiasts.
We also encourage you to begin browsing the contents of the 1931 Census and to share stories of your community.
This milestone is only the beginning! Currently, users can browse the digitized images by district and sub-district. Later this year, LAC will incorporate the fully indexed and searchable images into its new one-stop-shop tool for national census records: Census Search. This step will make searching easier and more intuitive for all users regardless of their level of genealogical knowledge.
We invite you to visit our Preparing the 1931 Census web page regularly, as well as our 1931 Census blog series, to stay up to date on the status of this project.
Should you have any questions, please reach out to our genealogy team by using our Ask genealogy a question online form.
1 Jun 2023

Capital Branch created a cook book in 2003. For this 20th anniversary it has been re-released on our website. Besides great recipies, the cook book is generously sprinkled with witty wisdom and advice, and tidbits of genealogical information connecting recipies to ancestors. The answer to the genealogical question on page 95 is "Yes". Page 44 tells you how an old bachelor can attract a maiden lady with homemade doughnuts, and on page 64 is a recipe involving peanut butter, six-year-olds and a clean floor! Go to the Capital Branch section to view the cook book.
30 May 2023

Did you know that NBGS is managed entirely by volunteers? There is no office, no phone and no staff. Replies to your messages may be delayed, but we will respond as soon as possible. To become part of the team, see our listing of Volunteer Opportunities.
13 May 2023



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Images: Big Nictau Lake, taken from Mount Carleton Provincial Park; and Head Harbour (East Quoddy) Lighthouse, Campobello Island.
updated May 2023