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Births, Deaths & Marriages





Births, Deaths & Marriages

Price: $49.95 plus 13% HST for a total of $56.44 (CAD).

To place an order for your copy of Births, Deaths & Marriages in Newfoundland Newspapers, 1810 - 1890 please see below.

Births, Deaths & Marriages in Newfoundland Newspapers, 1810 - 1890 is a fully searchable downloadable database containing more than 40,000 entries for births, deaths and marriages transcribed from 43 Newfoundland newspapers, 1810-1890.

The database offers fields for all of the basic information on the subject such as first and last names, age, place of residence and date of event, but also provides additional information such as parents' names, the name of the presiding cleric and cause of death. There is also a note field containing more detailed information provided in the newspaper entry. The database is very flexible, allowing for searches by any field or combination of fields. Births, Deaths & Marriages should be a valuable resource for many types of researchers including genealogists, medical and legal historians, cultural geographers and folklorists.

Requirements (downloadable version):

  • 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems
  • IBM-compatible PC with a minimum of 512 megabytes of RAM memory
  • Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems*


A CD version of the database is also available for the same cost as the downloadable database, but a shipping fee will apply. Also, the CD will function on 32-bit operating systems only.


Requirements (CD version):

  • 32-bit operating systems
  • IBM-compatible PC with a minimum of 8 megabytes of RAM memory 
  • Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems* 

A list of surnames in the database can be found on the Surnames from Births, Deaths & Marriages in Newfoundland Newspapers, 1810 - 1890 page.

(Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this database. However, since its publication, several errors have been reported. These can be viewed at the BDM Errata page.)

*Installing the BDM database on the Vista operating system may generate an installation error which normally can be corrected by following the guidelines at http://www.mun.ca/mha/cd/vista_bde.html. However, the MHA will offer only limited support.




Ships and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada



Ships and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada

Price: $49.95 plus 13% HST for a total of $56.44 (CAD).

To place an order for your copy of Ships and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada please see below.

Ships and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada is a fully searchable downloadable database containing data on the vessels, captains and crews of Great Britain and Atlantic Canada, 1787-1936.

It contains information on the shipping industry of Atlantic Canada, derived from two British record series, structured as three interactive databases that allow the user to search, sort and query the data.

The first database is compiled from the Certificates of Registry for 10 major ports of Atlantic Canada: Miramichi, Richibucto and Saint John in New Brunswick; Halifax, Sydney, Pictou, Windsor and Yarmouth in Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and St. John's, Newfoundland, from 1787 to 1936 (outside dates). It contains information on the vessels registered at each port and on their owners. Shipping registers for the port of Bermuda are also included on the database.

The second database is compiled from the crew agreements of vessels registered in the ports of Saint John, New Brunswick; Yarmouth, Windsor and Halifax, Nova Scotia for the period 1863-1914. This file contains information on the masters and seafarers who crewed the vessels, their ports of call and voyages. In total the file contains information on 182,000 seafarers and 20,000 masters of Atlantic Canadian vessels.

A third database contains a one per cent sample of crew agreements from non-Canadian (British) vessels which was compiled for comparative purposes. The data is arranged in the same format as the file described above and contains 85,000 records of individual seamen and 19,000 records of masters.

These databases were originally created for the Atlantic Canada Shipping Project, a major research project undertaken by maritime historians at Memorial University over a six year period from 1976 to 1982.

Requirements (downloadable version):

  • 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems
  • IBM-compatible PC with a minimum of 512 megabytes of RAM memory
  • Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems*


A CD version of the database is also available for the same cost as the downloadable database, but a shipping fee will apply. Also, the CD will function on 32-bit operating systems only.

Requirements (CD version):

  • 32-bit operating systems
  • IBM-compatible PC with a minimum of 8 megabytes of RAM memory 
  • Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows 7 operating systems* 

A list of surnames in the database can be found on the Surnames from Ships and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada page.

**Installing the Ships and Seafarers database on the Vista operating system may generate an installation error which normally can be corrected by following the guidelines at http://www.mun.ca/mha/cd/vista_bde.html. However, the MHA will offer only limited support.


Also available

Canadian Fisherman, 1914-1970, (serial) editor F. William Wallace (9 reels of 35mm positive film) Microfilmed at St. John's for the Maritime History Archive, Price $290.00.

The Canadian Fisherman was Canada's first monthly fisheries journal and was primarily concerned with the country's commercial fisheries. Published from 1914 to 1970, it covered fisheries on both coasts of Canada as well as the freshwater fisheries of the Great Lakes and the Prairies. The journal's editor, Frederick William Wallace, was a noted Canadian author, editor and publisher specializing in marine fisheries subjects.



To Place an Order

You can order any of the above items by e-mail at the address below, or write the Maritime History Archive at the address below. Only Visa or MasterCard can be used to make payments. Once you have been advised of the cost by the MHA staff, you will be asked to proceed to our secure online payment page.

E-mail address***

mha@mun.ca


Mailing address

Maritime History Archive
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1C 5S7

All prices are in Canadian dollars.

***Please ensure that your e-mail account has been set up to allow e-mails from unfamiliar e-mail addresses. We have had a number of clients, particularly those using Hotmail, who have either not received our e-mails or have had our e-mails go directly to their Spam/Junk mail folders. If you do not receive a response within 2 weeks, it is likely that this has occurred. Once you have ensured that the e-mail is not in your Spam/Junk mail folder, please resend your e-mail from another account or contact us by phone.

Updated November 2012.



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