Newfoundland and Labrador Names, Personal

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1. Keith Matthews Name Files (Newfoundland) 1500-1850 A directory of Newfoundland Surnames held at the Maritime History Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St.John's, Newfoundland

Keith Matthews Name Files, 1500-1850

To read the Matthews Name Files 1500- 1850 you need to download the abbreviation guide at

Keith Matthews Name Files, Abbreviation Guide

2. Also very useful for looking up the goods on colonial pioneer ancestors

The Colonial Secretary’s Letterbook

by Olaf U. Janzen, Professor of History Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland Corner Brook, Newfoundland


The Colonial Secretary’s Letterbook & CO 194 Indexes (Colonial Office Records, Public Office, London CO194)

The Colonial Secretary's Letterbook

The Colonial Office 194 Series

3. Newman Hunt and Company, Dartmouth, Devon, England This company had businesses in several locations in Newfoundland and started its trade association with Newfoundland in 1589. If you are fortunate enough to have an ancestor who conducted business in these locations; you can probably find some records in the company ledgers or mentioned in their business letter books.

Finding Aid for Newman and Company, Dartmouth, England in the Ottawa, Canada Archives

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