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
|15 Jun 2022:
The Summer issue of Generations
is now on the website.
29 May 2022:
South African War photos
28 May 2022 AGM:
Welcome to our incoming president, David Fraser, and thanks to our outgoing president Jason Gaudet. See photos from the AGM here
25 May 2022:
NEW! See Religious Resources
in our Genealogy Resources section. It is a guide to accessing records from various religious denominations.
BITS 'N PIECES:
The Saint John Branch
is pleased to announce two cemetery books now available on the website for members to use. Marion Dunphy's Greenwood Cemetery Records (1869-1919)
and Lennox Bagnell's Burial Records of the Church of England Cemetery (1837-1923).
Lennox Bagnell's book also is available to purchase here
. Plus, we have added the Brief on the Cemeteries in Saint John
produced in 1968 by the NB Historical Society for the City of Saint John. The report contains valuable information on the history of the city cemeteries. Go to Research Resources
on the Saint John Branch page to access this material.
20 Jun 2022
The Association of Professional Genealogists has announced that registration is now open for the 2022 Virtual Professional Management Conference - How to Pivot: Genealogy in a Changing World.
The conference will take place 21–24 September 2022 on Whova—an all-in-one, dynamic, and interactive platform
Click on the links for information:
4 June 2022
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
Images: Big Nictau Lake, taken from Mount Carleton Provincial Park; and Head Harbour (East Quoddy) Lighthouse, Campobello Island.
updated Jun 2022