Keith Matthews Name Files, 1500-1850
[textual] 54 metres.
A collection of data on individuals, families and businesses that were involved in the settlement, fisheries and trade of Newfoundland from earliest settlement to 1850. The files were compiled from a wide variety of English, Irish and Newfoundland records, including parish registers, newspapers, shipping records, customs records, political papers, census records, merchant records, diaries, etc. and include data on 7,300 surnames, arranged by surname and subdivided by given name.
Each file contains all of the information collected by Matthews on a
surname. The file consists of numerous separate pieces of information which
include the surname and given name, a reference to the source of the information,
the date, and a brief summary of the text. The following examples are typical
of the type of information contained in the files:
We will provide copies of individual uninterpreted "Name Files" on request. We can copy an entire file under any surname or specific given names within a surname. We can also provide an estimate of the cost of copying a file. We charge $0.15 per page for photocopies sent by mail. *Please note that our photocopy fee will increse to $0.20 per page as of April 1, 2017.
Click here for our abbreviation guide, which may help you in your interpretations.
Click on a letter below for a list of surnames included in this collection.
© 2003 - 2012 Maritime History Archive, Memorial University