Newfoundland and Labrador Archives and Libraries

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Provincial Archives[edit | edit source]

  • Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador (P.A.N.L.)
    Colonial Building
    Military Road
    St. John’s, NF A1C 2C9
    Telephone: 709-757-8030
    Fax: 709-757-8031
    The Rooms Website
    The major holdings of the archives are listed in: The Union List of Manuscripts in Canadian Repositories, Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1975. (FHL book 971 A3cp.) Two inventories of its holdings have also been published: Preliminary Inventory no. 1 (1970) and Preliminary Inventory no. 2 (1972); both are out of print.
  • A. C. Hunter Library Arts and Culture Center
    125 Allandale Rd
    St. John's, NL A1B 3A3
    Telephone: 709-737-2133
    Fax: 709-737-2660
  • Centre for Newfoundland Studies
    Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University
    St. John’s, NF A1B 3Y1
    Telephone: 709-737-7475 or 709-737-7476
  • Family History Library
    35 N. West Temple Street
    Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
    FHL Branch Family History Centers
  • Folklore and Language Archive
    Education Bldg., Memorial University
    St. John's, NF A1C 5S7
    Telephone: 709-737-8401
  • Le Centre d'études acadiennes (Center for Acadian Studies)
    Université de Moncton
    Moncton, NB E1A 3E9
    Telephone: 506-858-4085
    Fax: 506-858-4086
  • Legislative Library House of Assembly
    P.O. Box 8700
    St. John's, NLA1B 4J6
    Telephone: 709-729-3604

Maritime History Archive[edit | edit source]

This archives’ holdings relate to fishery, trade and settlement, and therefore will be of great interest to genealogists. Some of their collections were compiled from parish registers. They do not have the records on computer but do specify where there are name indexes to the records. It is a worthwhile site to visit. They have research services but you will need to provide the location of the parish. Visit their website for more detailed information.

Maritime History Archive
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland A1C 5S7
Telephone: 709-864-8428

Library and Archives Canada[edit | edit source]

Library and Archives Canada
Genealogy Reference Room
395 Wellington Street, 3rd floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
Telephone: 613-996-7458
Fax: 613-995-6274
Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogy Resources

Newfoundland and Labrador Online Records[edit | edit source]

Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Public Library Services[edit | edit source]

  • Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries
    Provincial Resource Library & St. John's Public Libraries
    Arts & Culture Centre
    St. John's, NL, A1B 3A3
  • Queen’s College Library
    214 Prince Philip Drive
    St. John’s, NF A1B 3R6
  • Family History Library
    35 N. West Temple Street
    Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400
    FHL Branch Family History Centers

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. For a list of genealogical resources held at the Memorial University Maritime History Archive see "Additional Sources for Newfoundland and Labrador Birth, Marriage, and Death Records (National Institute)," National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2012),,_Marriage,_and_Death_Records_%28National_Institute%29.