The following Record Series are available in the Vital Statistics Search Engine. Click the link to view the introduction. It will appear below.
||Index to Late Registration of Births||
||Index to Late Registration of Births: County Series||
||Index to County Birth Registers||
||Index to Provincial Registrations of Births||
||Index to New Brunswick Marriages||
||Index to County Death Registers||
||Provincial Returns of Deaths||
||Index to Death Certificates||
RS141A1b INTRODUCTION: Late Registration of Births: Documentation Index
There was no official civil registration of births in New Brunswick prior to
that required by the An Act to Provide for the Registration of Births, Deaths,
and Marriages in 1887 (50 Victoria c.5). Beginning in 1888, the
Registrar of Vital Statistics could record as official the birth of an
individual years after the fact as long as there was verification of the birth
by the doctor or others who were present or had knowledge of the event. This
still occurs but is less frequent because of modern, comprehensive registration
systems. After 1888, the oldest birth recorded was for someone born in 1810.
The forms used to register the births include information such as the place of
birth, full name of child, sex of child, date of birth, background information
on the father and mother, name of doctor, name of informant, date of
registration. Up to 1900, these documents are arranged according to the year of
the birth, and coded by letter of the alphabet. Beginning in 1900, they were
given a sequential number each year and filed in numerical order.
The Indexes provided here contain the name of the person whose birth is being
registered late, name of father, name of mother, date of birth, place and
county of birth, the microfilm number and document code where the actual late
registration form can be found and viewed. This information is transferred to
the Provincial Archives for public inspection 95 years after the year of birth.
The Archives will attempt to update this electronic index yearly with each new
accrual of late registrations.