Category Archives: Newfoundland

New website charts Irish immigration to Newfoundland

The head of Ireland, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, this week launched at Cork City hall a website containing online records of almost 100,000 people and families who migrated from Southeast Ireland to Newfoundland between 1750 and 1850. The website, called the … Continue reading

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New book: ‘Place Names of Newfoundland and Labrador’

In the thousands of years that people have inhabited and visited Newfoundland and Labrador, Indigenous peoples, Basque whale hunters, French explorers, and Devon merchants have all left their mark on the map. Now there’s a book, Place Names of Newfoundland … Continue reading

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Newfoundland and Labrador deaths, 1950-1968, now on provincial archives’ website

There was big news on Wednesday from Newfoundland and Labrador. Vital statistics records for deaths registered in Newfoundland and Labrador from 1950 to 1968 are now available online on The Rooms website, and there’s more to come. These newly added … Continue reading

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Provincial archivist at Newfoundland & Labrador’s The Rooms honoured for work in identifying remains of WWI soldier

The Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Andrew Furey took part in an event yesterday recognizing four exceptional public service employees who were presented with the Public Service Award of Excellence, the highest award a government employee in that province can … Continue reading

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Marine History Archive digitizing collection of people in Newfoundland, 1500-1850

People who enjoy Library and Archives Canada’s monthly announcements about their systematic approach to digitizing the Canadian Expeditionary Forces service files as they have moved through the alphabet, may be interested in following the progress of the Marine History Archive’s … Continue reading

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Genealogist in England searches for descendants of Thomas Corbin and Sarah Sweetland who married in Newfoundland

If you are descended from Thomas Corbin and his wife, Sarah H. Sweetland, who married in 1846 and lived in Carbonear, Newfoundland, Peter Corbin in Salisbury, England would like to hear from you. Thomas and Sarah had six children together, … Continue reading

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Moncton Times & Transcript to stop publishing genealogy column after 12 years

Despite genealogy remaining one of the most popular pastimes, the Moncton Times & Transcript after this Saturday will no longer publish Diane Tibert’s weekly column, Roots to the Past. For 12 years, since October 2005, Ms. Tibert has written Roots to the … Continue reading

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Newfoundland recipes for Figgy Duff and Gull S**t Muffins

Since I wrote yesterday about an online archive of old Jewish recipes, it seemed only fair to share a National Post article about Newfoundland recipes for Figgy Duff and Gull S**t Muffins. Baking these recipes may help you connect with your … Continue reading

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A soldier’s hidden memoir and a Gaelic grandmother’s story from Atlantic Canada

Two new books from Atlantic Canada will undoubtedly pique the interest of genealogists researching the area and may encourage all of us to write our family’s history. A Boy from Botwood: Pte. A.W. Manuel, Royal Newfoundland Regiment, 1914-1919 by Brian Davies … Continue reading

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Genealogy research in Newfoundland and Labrador

It’s not often someone writes about genealogy research in Newfoundland and Labrador, so it was a nice surprise to read Joe Buggy’s blog post, Newfoundland’s Grand Banks, on his blog, Townland of Origin. The blog post is about the Newfoundland’s … Continue reading

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