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Provincial birth registrations are open to the public after 95 years.

In 1887, the New Brunswick General Assembly passed an Act to provide for the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages and the civil registration of births commenced.  Unfortunately, many parents did not report births to government and there are many gaps in the records from 1887 to 1920.  For the pre-1920 period, parish records must be consulted.


Birth information at the PANB:

RS141 Late Registration of Births, 1810-1906 (A1b). 

Late birth registration information was submitted by an individual years after their birth took place.  There may be letters, affidavits baptismal certificates, and other documents submitted to government in support of a request for a birth certificate needed for legal or personal reasons.  

RS141 Late Registrations of Births: County Series, 1869-1901 (A1c)

RS141 County Registers of Births (A2)

Contain returns arranged by county that provide birth date and location, name and sex of child, name and occupation of father, name of mother, the name of person assisting at the birth, and the name and residence of the informant.  To aid the genealogist the records from 1801 to 1899 are transcribed and copies are available in the Search Room.  The records are also available on microfilm.

RS141 County Registers of Births Pre-1920: "County Books" (A2/1) 

RS141 Provincial Registers of Births 1888-1895 (A3)

RS141 Provincial Returns of Births 1870-1906 (A5)


If you want access to recent birth certificates contact:

Department of Health and Community Services
Vital Statistics Branch
PO Box 6000, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1
A fee is charged for each search.

New Brunswick Government Issued Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates