New Brunswick Genealogical Society
Land records are very useful in tracing your ancestors' paths through history, revealing where they lived at various stages of their lives.  Often this may be the only way to document their presence in a locale before periodic censuses were introduced.  In some cases, entire wills have been transcribed into the early records to document the inter-generational transfer of land.  These records, when they refer to spouses and children, are invaluable.

Land Resources for Everyone:
The following links are to online land records:
Provincial Archives of NB 
Some pre-1784 NB land records are available on the Nova Scotia Archives site - NS Land Papers 1765-1800.

Additional Resources for Members-only:
Scans of NB Crown Land Office Petition Records sorted by date, and includes search tips.
Visit our Knowledge Base for instructions on using the resources at FamilySearch and to explore Generations articles relating to land records.
updated Apr 2023