New Brunswick Genealogical Society


The New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Inc. (NBGS, Inc.) is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to encourage and facilitate family historical research in New Brunswick, Canada.  The Society is one of the founding members of the Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes, the licensing body for Certified Genealogists in the Maritimes.  You may discover more about the Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes by clicking here.

The mission of the Society as summarized here from our constitution, is to promote and develop the study, research and preservation of genealogical records and family history by:

  • Promoting the collection, preservation and accessibility of the Province of New Brunswick genealogical and heritage records.
  • Being the collective voice of genealogy and family history pertaining to the Province of New Brunswick.
  • Co-ordinating genealogical and family history related projects pertaining to the Province of New Brunswick.
  • Promoting education of members and the public in New Brunswick with respect to genealogy and heritage.
  • Facilitating the establishment of Branches within the Province of New Brunswick.
  • Encouraging accuracy and thoroughness in genealogical research.
  • Guiding and instructing members and the public in the ethical principles, scientific methods, and effective techniques of genealogical research through publications and workshops.
  • Assembling a library of genealogical guides, handbooks, reference sources, family and local histories, and other books and materials to assist the members, which shall be available to the members and the public.
  • Collecting, preserving and publishing materials relevant to the study of genealogy and family history.
  • Developing and maintaining the human and financial resources of the Society.


NBGS has five Branches, located around New Brunswick. Members may join NBGS, Inc. directly, but are encouraged to join one or more of its  branches. 


includes York, Sunbury and Queens counties
includes Charlotte County and part of York
includes Northumberland County and part of Kent 
includes Saint John and Kings counties
includes Westmorland, Albert, and Kent counties



All members receive the Society's journal, Generations, which is published quarterly and contains book reviews, books for sale, passenger lists, rare documents, notices of genealogical seminars, cemeteries, census and other genealogy-related material associated with New Brunswick. There is also a Queries section. The magazine is distributed to over one thousand members across North America and overseas.

All members may:

  • Search our members-only database on "First Families of New Brunswick", a collection of Family group records.
  • Post the surnames they are researching to the website to facilitate collaboration with other researchers.
  • Access the members-only section for resources such as all back issues of Generations and a directory of all members.
  • Search for family members in the transcribed registers from Anglican Churches around the province.
  • Search selected cemetery records and census records
  • Search the obituaries index

updated Dec 2021

Officers of  NBGS, Inc. and of the branches:

Operating Year: January - December 2022

Provincial Officers
President: David Fraser
Past President: Jason N. Gaudet
Vice President: Daphne Wetmore
Secretary: Faye Baisley
Treasurer: David Laskey, UE
Generations Editor: David Fraser
Membership Secretary: Brian Cassidy
Webmanager: Daphne Wetmore
Co-Webmanager: David Laskey, UE
Director at Large: Mrs. Francine Crowley Griffis
Director at Large: Vacant
Director at Large: Vacant
Capital Branch
President: Vacant
Past President: Brian Cassidy
Vice President: Vacant
Secretary: Carol Brander
Treasurer: Ron Green
Membership Secretary: Dale Alexander
Program: Victor Badeau
Communications: Carol Brander
Communications: Victor Badeau
Director: Carol Brander
Director: Colleen A. Booker
Alternate Director: Victor Badeau
Alternate Director: Andrew Gunter
Charlotte Branch
President: Jason N. Gaudet
Secretary: Karen Northrup
Treasurer: Donna Walsh
Membership Secretary: Donna Walsh
Past President: Calvin Craig
Miramichi Branch
President: Vacant
Vice President: Dianne Mullin
Past President: Faye Baisley
Secretary: Roger C Savoy
Treasurer: Elsie Stefanyk
Membership Secretary: Terry Savage
Director: Anna M. MacDonald
Director: William Donald
Director: John Fogan
Provincial Rep.: Marilyn Creamer-Fowler
Provincial Rep.: Dianne Mullin
Saint John Branch
President: Karen Urquhart
Vice President: Vacant
Past President: David Fraser
Secretary: Daphne Wetmore
Treasurer: David Laskey, UE
Membership Secretary: Ruth McQuinn
Director: Mr. Bill Robert Armstrong
Director: David Barrett
Director: Sean Benjamin
Director: Wayne DeLong
Director: Dr. David Woodley Jonah
Director: Irene Keleher
Director: Lynn Kinsella
Director: Joan R. Morris
Director: Joan K. Pearce
Director: Mrs. Anne Renwick
Director: George Sabean
Southeastern Branch (Moncton)
President & Provincial Rep: Donald Alward
Vice President: Vacant
Past President: Peggy Vasseur
Secretary: Peggy Vasseur
Treasurer: Linda Deloughery
Membership Secretary: Heather Alward
Director: Paul Richard
Director: Mr. Dennis Dennis Sears
Director: Mr. Mark Mitchell Brown
Director: Catherine Cox
Director: Yvon Porelle
Director: Sherrill V. Carter
Director: Jeffrey Deloughery
Director: Ruth Anne Robinson
Director & Provincial Rep: Thelma M. Perry
Director & Provincial Rep: Peggy Vasseur
Director & Alternate Rep: Vacant
Director & Alternate Rep: Heather Alward