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
9 Sep 2022: The Fall issue of Generations is now on the website
11 Aug 2022: Do you have a family history website? We can help you promote it on our Family and Community Websites page. 
14 Jul 2022: Updates and photos added to York Co Cemetery map.
4 Jul 2022: New Queries.
15 Jun 2022: The Summer issue of Generations is now on the website.
30 May 2022: Updated county maps.
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: See Religious Resources in our Genealogy Resources section. It is a guide to accessing records from various religious denominations.

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

UNB and U of T are working on making some 270 year-old NB newspapers available in digital format. Read about this project here. Access UNB's digital newspaper collection here. See our LINKS page for other newspaper resources.
25 Sep 2022

Library and Archives Canada has launched their new website
31 Aug 2022

The Saint John Branch is hosting a GENEALOGY FAIR at Market Square in Saint John on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10am to 3PM. Contact Karen if you would like to reserve a table for your display.
25 Aug 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


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