Genealogy

The Centre for Newfoundland Studies has the following resources which would be useful for genealogical research: directories, voter's lists, travel accounts, telephone directories, school yearbooks, almanacs, community histories, church histories, newspapers, journal articles and census material. Microfilm reels of the nominal census for the years 1911 (partial), 1921, 1935 and 1945 are held in the Centre. The Centre also has the complete collection of Stonepics CDs thanks to the kind donation from the Langevin family in memory of Anne Kathleen (Kay) Redmond. These CDs contain photographs of headstones and memorials from cemeteries all across the province. Births, Deaths & Marriages in Newfoundland Newspapers, 1810-1890, compiled by Gertrude Crosbie is available on paper and CD in the Centre. The book, Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, is highly recommended for anybody researching their family tree.

The library currently has a subscription to Ancestry [Library Edition] which means it is available via the internet to MUN users. However, the database is available for everyone's use within the Centre.

The Centre for Newfoundland Studies does not hold original documents such as parish or birth, death and marriage records which are crucial when conducting genealogical research. These can be found at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Genealogists can visit the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, search the Library Catalogue, search for journal articles in the Periodical Article Bibliography, consult the library's Archival Resources or explore the various online resources listed below.

Acadian.org (Acadian Genealogy Information)
Ancestry [Library Edition]
Bay St. George Genealogical Society
CensusFinder
City of St. John's Archive
Ellis Island - Free Port of New York Passenger Records Search
Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
FamilySearch.org - Free Family History and Genealogy Records
Genealogy Research in Military Records (National Archives - United States)
Genealogy Research – The Rooms
GenWeb Project - Newfoundland and Labrador
Guide to Genealogical Material (St. John's Public Libraries)
Historical Directory of Newfoundland and Labrador Newspapers
Library and Archives Canada - Genealogy and Family History
Maritime History Archive
Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive
More than a List of Crew (Maritime History Archive)
Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogy Research Interests Forum
Newfoundland Census Records selected from 1675-1945
Newfoundland Great War Heritage Project
Newfoundland Regiment and the Great War (The Rooms/Dept. of Education)
Newfoundland's Grand Banks - Genealogical and Historical Data
Our Roots
Primary Sources (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Researching Ancestry (Aboriginal)
StonePics (CDs available in CNS)
StonePics - Alphabetical list of names
Vital Statistics - Service NL