CanGenealogy Canadian Genealogy Newfoundland and Labrador
The first known European settlers in Newfoundland came in 1001. In 1497, John Cabot made landfall at Bonavista. Newfoundland joined confederation on March 31, 1949. As a result of that, many of the early Canadian genealogical records do not apply to this province. Its name was changed to Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001. The French form of the name is Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador.

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Census records

1836 | 1911 | 1921 | 1935 | 1945

Birth, marriage and death records

Vital Records 1753-1949 -- FamilySearch

StonePics - Cemeteries of Newfoundland
StonePics is a project to photograph and index every cemetery, headstone, and monument in Newfoundland. The completion of this project makes Newfoundland the first state or province in North America to have a comprehensive database for finding cemeteries and headstones. About a quarter of a million people and 1,700 cemeteries are included.

Surnames from Births, Deaths and Marriages in Newfoundland Newspapers, 1810-1890
From the website of Memorial University in St.John's, referring to a database of names on CD.

Find a Grave Newfoundland and Labrador cemeteries
A great finding aid by Bruce Gordon makes searching for burials much easier.

Billion Graves
International cemetery site includes Newfoundland and Labrador.

Canadian Headstones
A national cemetery site.

Other sites for genealogy

List of digitized newspapers
Includes newspapers from a variety of sources.

Newfoundland's Grand Banks Genealogy Site
This is the largest collection on the web of transcribed original source material relating to the Province of Newfoundland. More than 16,000 separate files of information.

Newfoundland Genealogy
Your gateway to thousands of Newfoundland Genealogy related links such as, Archives, Cemetery Records, Census Records, Memorials, Obituaries, and Genealogy Software.

Newfoundland GenWeb
The Newfoundland Provincial page of the Canadian GenWeb Project.

Directories: Canadian City and Area Directories 1819-1906 -- from

Periodical Article Bibliography
A database of more than 70,000 entries since the 1600s.

The Newfoundland Regiment and Great War
The site contains the military files of more than 2,200 soldiers from the Royal Newfoundland Regiment who served in the First World War, including those of the 1305 young men who died in the conflict.

Archives and libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador

Maritime History Archive
Collects and preserves original documents and copies of documents relating to the history of sea based activities in the North Atlantic region.

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
Directory of archival holdings, membership and product information, Links and a listing of events.

Genealogical societies in Newfoundland and Labrador

Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
NLGS Parish Records and Cemetery Headstone Database. NLGS Mailing List. The History of the CLB in Newfoundland.

Bay St. George Genealogical Society
Society pertaining to the Bay St. George region of western Newfoundland.

Nation-wide sites worth checking

Library and Archives Canada (Free)
A huge amount of information, including census, immigration and military information. A key resource for all Canadian genealogists.

FamilySearch (Free)
From the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Includes an index to several censuses, civil registration extracts, a guide to the library catalog, submitted and extracted records, and more.

Canadiana (Free)
Quick access to about millions of documents held in Canadian libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching. This site has many resources not found elsewhwere. (Commercial)
Ancestry has an extensive collection drawn from census indexes, immigration sources, and other material from different provinces.

FindMyPast (Commercial)
A collection of sources that is still being developed. FindMyPast includes census indexes, birth indexes, and many scanned books, as well as newspapers.

MyHeritage (Commercial)
The Canadian arm of a site known for its strong European material. It includes the major resources found on other sites.

Automated Genealogy (Free)
Includes free indexes to the 1851/2, 1901, 1906 and 1911 censuses.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (Free)
Notable people who died before 1930.

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