The following Record Series are available in the Vital Statistics Search Engine. Click the link to view the introduction. It will appear below.
RS141C5 INTRODUCTION: Death Certificates ©
These indexes include the name of the deceased, the date of death, the county where
the death occurred, the registration number of the certificate, and the microfilm
F-number whereon the certificate may be viewed.
The individual certificates themselves include the name, sex, and residence of the
deceased, the date and place of death, the length of residence in the Province and
County is given, racial origin, marital status, date of birth, place of birth, occupation,
name of spouse, names and birthplaces of parents, name and address of informant,
place and date of burial, cause of death, and duration of illness.
While using the on-line databases, researchers should remember that many names on
the certificates are nearly illegible, and that prior to our 'technological age'
modern spelling conventions were not strictly followed. Nonetheless, every attempt
has been made to accurately present the information: the database for 1920-1929
contains 51,282 deaths, while that for 1930-1934 contains 23,896; and 1935-1945
contains 55,659; and 1946 - 1949 contains 19,840; and 1950 contains 4,959.To cover
all bases while searching a name with variant spellings like Robichaud,
Robicaux, Robisheau, or like Appleby
or Appelby, researchers should call up a truncated form of the
name, in these cases, "Robi" or "App". Also, some
women were registered under their husband's name (eg., Mrs Joseph Smith)
without her given name on the certificate. In those cases, the index will show "SMITH,
JOSEPH (MRS)". To limit your search, choose a county (remember, however,
that people often died outside their county of residence).
The specific county to which the records have reference has been included in the
database. The abbreviations used for New Brunswick's fifteen counties are as follows:
AL = Albert
CA = Carleton
CH = Charlotte
GL = Gloucester
KE = Kent
KI = Kings
MA = Madawaska
NO = Northumberland
QU = Queens
RE = Restigouche
SJ = Saint John
SU = Sunbury
VI = Victoria
WE = Westmorland
YO = York
QE = Province of Quebec
Finally, the names must appear as recorded -- Archives cannot make changes to
the official record.
Viewing the Complete Record:
The completed death certificates are available only on microfilm. The microfilm
number is included in the index, along with the reference codes. The films can be
viewed at the Provincial Archives in Fredericton, or at a library participating
in the inter-library or inter-archives microfilm loan program.
Official Death Certificates:
The information provided in the database is for reference only. Official death certificates
necessary for legal and other important purposes cannot be issued by the Archives:
they are issued by the Department of Health and Community Services, Vital Statistics,
P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 5H1.