Find your ancestors in New Brunswick birth and baptism index 1769-1899

What can these records tell me?

This is not an exhaustive index of any particular place or time range. The transcripts provided in this index will usually include the follow fields:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Sex
  • Year
  • Birth year
  • Birth place
  • Father’s first name(s)
  • Father’s last name
  • Mother’s first name(s)
  • Mother’s last name
  • Province
  • Country
  • Batch number – index project number
  • Film number – GS film number

Civil registration in Canada is the responsibility of the individual provinces and territories. Registration did not become a standard practice until the late 1800s. In New Brunswick, civil registration really got underway in 1888, but there are some records that predate this time.

If you are interested in obtaining an official birth certificate, you will need to request it through Service New Brunswick at Birth certificates are available in both long and short form. The long form includes details about the child’s parents including names and place of birth. There is a fee associated with ordering a certificate.