Newfoundland pre-1949

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Newfoundland pre-1949

Post by Dennis » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:32 am

Hi. Were people born in Newfoundland prior to 1949 considered to be British subjects; were their BMDs kept in England?

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Names of interest: Lennox McKenna Airth Skirving Veitch Laird Drysdale Bennett Colledge Baird Blades Barker Dow Mitchell Perkins Rielly Stewart Tulloch Wright Ure, Ritch Richardson, Whyte
Places of Interest: Dunbarney, Forfar, East London (S.Africa)

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Re: Newfoundland pre-1949

Post by trish1 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:31 am

Some of your question is answered here ... Records%29

Many births of British subjects outside of England/Wales post 1837 can be found in the registers of overseas/military births. I believe it was up to the parents/family to register such births. These are available at findmypast - I don't know if there are other sources of same. You can search fmp at no charge but have to pay to see the detail of the results.


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Re: Newfoundland pre-1949

Post by paddyscar » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:51 pm

Hi Dennis:

BMDs are the responsibility of the provincial governments of Canada.

According to the Provincial website there are gaps in the records

Other helpful sites include: ... ction.aspx

Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogical Society
http://www.explorenewfoundlandandlabrad ... wfoundland&...

Some of the available records are included in Ancestry and are searchable through paid subscription service. There may be other options included in the previous sites.

If you wish to provide the information you have on the person(s) you are searching perhaps we can suggest further options or may be able to assist in locating further information.

John Kelly (b 22 Sep 1897) eldest child of John Kelly & Christina Lipsett Kelly of Glasgow

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