NBGS is now producing a series of videos which we expect will be of interest to the public and to our membership. These will include instructional videos, live-recorded presentations and other videos of interest to genealogists.
Some videos will be in the public-access section of the website, particularly those that introduce NBGS or focus on well-known resources. Others will be available only to NBGS members.
To view a video, just click on the appropriate links below.
PANB County Treasures: As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick is featuring an exhibit titled “County Treasures: 50 Years of Sifting for Gold”. The exhibit displays 15 items from each of the province’s 15 counties to provide you with a glimpse of the kind of content held by archives and the range of things representative of where you live. This video is a recording of the opening ceremonies for this exhibit which was held on June 14, 2018.
Across The River: Thousands of men and women who were born in the British North American Colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI served in the American Civil War and are now buried around the world. Larry Burden, Vice President of the Maritime's only Civil War living history group, "Company I" of the 20th Maine Volunteers has been researching these men and women and locating their graves. For over 20 years, Company I has identified over 2000 individuals and located over 700 graves of Maritime Civil War veterans. In this presentation, Larry explains his methods of research and shares some interesting finds.
Due to the length of the presentation we have split it into 4 parts. Click on the following links to access the various segments
Sherrill Carter - Life Member: Sherrill Carter was admitted as a Life Member of the Society at the annual general meeting held in May 2018. A "Life Member" certificate was presented to Sherrill by President Brian Cassidy at the meeting of Southeastern Branch held on 17 November 2018 and we present this video of the ceremony for the benefit of those who could not attend.
George Hayward - Life Member: George Hayward was admitted as a Life Member of the Society at the annual general meeting held in May 2017. A "Life Member" certificate was presented to George at the Provincial Board meeting held on 25 November 2017 and the ceremony was recorded for the benefit of those who could not attend.
Great War Research: The following videos are from a presentation by Roger Nason to the Capital Branch NBGS on Nov 4, 2017. The presentation title is "Genealogical Research and Tracing Great War Veterans; Experiences from Fredericton Junction and Grand Manan".
Roger illuminates how details can be drawn from military service records and other sources to track your ancestors before and after the war.
Adoption Presentation: In November 2018 Dave Laskey made a presentation to Southeastern Branch about the evolution of adoption legislation in New Brunswick leading up to the unsealing of the previously-secret adoption records. He then went on to describe his family's experience with the adoption system.
This presentation highlights how genealogical research techniques can be used to unravel recent family history.
Bringing the Past into the Future: This presentation was prepared by Daphne Wetmore for the Heritage Fair held at Market Square, Saint John, NB, on 15 Feb 2020. Intended as a beginner's guide, it provides some insight into resources available to researchers tracing New Brunswick roots.
Small Cemeteries of Saint John County: This presentation was the culmination of a research project undertaken by Daphne Wetmore and other members of Saint John Branch. It is a guide to the interactive map found on Daphne's website and was presented at the NBGS Saint John Branch meeting in January 2019.