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New Brunswick, Canada Vital Records

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Government registration of births, marriages and deaths in New Brunswick began in January 1888. The official registers include delayed registrations of births which date back as early as 1801. Many of the earlier records have been transferred to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick - see events below for the specific dates.

New Brunswick Marriage Records:

Dates: From 1882 (some records of marriage bonds go back to 1810)

Cost of copy: $25Can certified certificate (transcription) or photographic print of the original marriage registration; earlier records available from archives for $8Can

Comments: The New Brunswick Vital Statistics Office holds marriage records for 50 years. With your request include as much as possible of the following: full names of bride and groom (including maiden name for bride), date and place of marriage, your relationship to the individual, the reason for your request, your full name and address, phone number and signature.

* The Provincial Archives holds copies of marriage records from 1888-1951 and marriage bonds going back to 1810. They also offer several online indexes of marriages:

New Brunswick Death Records:

Dates: From 1882

Cost of copy: $25Can certified certificate (transcription); earlier records available from Archives for $8Can

Comments: The New Brunswick Vital Statistics Office holds death records for 50 years. With your request include as much as possible of the following: name of the deceased, date and place of death and, if known, the parents names, spouse's name or date of birth of the deceased. Also include your relationship to the individual, the reason for your request, the type of certificate requested, your full name and address, your phone number and your signature.

New Brunswick Birth Records:

Dates: From 1882 (incomplete delayed birth registrations going back to 1810)

Cost of copy: $25Can certified certificate (transcription); earlier records available from Archives for $8Can

Comments: The New Brunswick Vital Statistics Office holds birth records for 95 years. With your request include as much as possible of the following: full name of the individual(including maiden name for women), date and place of birth, full name and birth place of both parents (including maiden name of mother), your relationship to the individual, the reason for your request, your full name and address, phone number and signature.

*The Provincial Archives holds copies of birth records from 1888-1906 (including some delayed birth registrations going back to 1810). They also offer many online indexes of births:

How to Request a New Brunswick Vital Record:

New Brunswick Department of Health and Wellness
Vital Statistics Office
Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1 Canada

Physical Location:
Suite 203, 435 King Street, Fredericton, NB
Phone: (506) 453-2385
Fax: (506) 444-4139

Web site: New Brunswick Vital Statistics Agency

The Vital Statistics Agency holds modern records of birth, marriage, and death occurring in New Brunswick (within 95 years for birth, and 50 years for marriage and death). Enclose the correct fee by cheque or money order (Canadian funds) made payable to the Minister of Finance. Payment may also be made by Visa or Mastercard.

Vital records are available by applying in person at the New Brunswick Vital Statistics Agency or at any of the Service New Brunswick Centers, by postal mail with the completed application form, or by fax with a credit card. Please call or check the Web site before ordering to verify current fees and other information

The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1

Physical Location: Bonar Law-Bennett Building, 23 Dineen Drive, University of New Brunswick Campus
Telephone: (506) 453-2122
Fax (506) 453-3288
Email: provincial.archives@gnb.ca

Web site: Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick holds all older civil registration records for the province (birth records older than 95 years, and birth and death records older than 50 years). The records held by the Archives can be accessed by visiting the Archives Search Room and using the microfilm onsite or by borrowing the microfilm through the inter-library loan system. Copies of birth, marriage or death registrations can also be acquired by sending a full mailing address, a full reference of the registration and $8.00 Can for each registration requested to Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 5H1. Requests received without full details or without payment cannot be processed. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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