It is recommended that you read this page
first to get the most out of this application.
Gravestones have always been recognized as an important source of
genealogical information, but locating this information is not always easy. You
could spend days wandering cemeteries and eventually might happen upon the stone
you are seeking.
To alleviate the time-consuming searching, genealogists began to transcribe
cemeteries so others could more easily access the information. As the number of
lists accumulated in archives and libraries, indexing became necessary.
Several members of the Capital Branch of the NB Genealogical Society
identified attempts in other provinces to provide electronic access to such
lists and thought that a similar project here would produce a useful research
tool. As a pilot project the Capital Branch established a committee to explore
gathering the data for York and Sunbury Counties, creating a searchable
database, and providing access on the internet. Early on they approached the
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick as a partner in the project.
The information provided in the database was transcribed from existing
gravestones. This means that stones no longer existing that may have been
transcribed in the past will not appear. As well, the data presented is a
transcription - no extrapolations, conjectures or guesses have been made
regarding relationships between names on the stones, unless the relationship was
As a pilot project the database is only in its infancy and will grow as
the work continues. In the future it is hoped that other branches of the New
Brunswick Genealogical Society may become involved with the goal being to one
day have a database that encompasses the whole province.
Click on the Statistics button to see which counties are currently
represented in the database, how many cemeteries, and the total number of
records available to search as well as other facts.