Archives are digitizing 650 Anglican registers from Fredericton diocese dating back to 1790s.
Hundreds of Anglican Church registers dating back to the 1790s will be a lot easier to access after they are scanned and put online in a project underway at the Provincial Archives.
The goal of the project, undertaken with the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton and the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, is to make it easier to access some important records housed at the archives in Fredericton.
The registers include information about baptisms, marriages and burial dates and locations.
Joanna Aiton Kerr, the archives manager of services and private sector records, called the records a goldmine for genealogists.
“They do go further back than … when it became law to record vital statistics, so these can fill in lots of blanks for people,” said Kerr . . .