New Brunswick, Canada
Genealogy and History
Comté de Restigouche
Généalogie et Histoire
Some of the treasures
you will find
on this site.
it is always
A Word from the site creator and co-ordinator
My name is Irene Doyle and I wish to welcome you to the Restigouche GenWeb site.
Now that the introductions are over
Welcome to this webpage
it will be devoted to genealogical and historical research . for Restigouche County. It is a part of the New Brunswick GenWeb. project which in turn is linked to the Canada Genweb, which in turn is linked to the Worldwide GenWeb.. Our goal is to provide on-line genealogical reference and data
from all over the world.
Mine is to get as much information for Restigouche county, as possible. so if you have any information related to Restigouche county,. which you would be willing to share with us. please contact me so that appropriate links can be set or information added to this page.
There are still a few counties which do not have a host so if you are interested in volunteering please contact Adopt a Site Todd Gilbert is the co-ordinator of the NB GenWeb project.
Let us work together so our trees can grow and flourish
Where can you find Restigouche ?
Located in the northern part of New Brunswick
Restigouche County as it stands today, is bordered on the north by Bonaventure county the Province of Quebec, on the south by Madawaska and Victoria Counties to the Southeast by Northumberland and Gloucester Counties.
When doing research in Restigouche County, please keep in mind
that it was once called Gloucester County, between the years of 1827 to 1838 Between the years of 1786 and 1826 it was called Northumberland County.
Please also do not confuse Restigouche County with Restigouche or Ristigouche Province of Quebec which is a MicMac Indian Reserve just across the River from Campbellton. This parish of "Ste Anne de Ristigouche" is very closely related to Restigouche County and a very good place to look for your ancestors as it is one of the oldest parishes in the area with records dating back as far as 1759, and Campbellton use to be served by the capucins of Ristigouche.
COUNTY DIVISION RECORDED
A NEW Restigouche is born
People, for one reason or an other, used to change their names and/or move around a lot back then
Dont' be surprised if you find who you thought was in Restigouche County in one of these instead
Also, once again, keep in mind the year you are looking for.
Madawaska County Lezlie Carson
Gloucester County Deb Moore
Northumberland County ?
Gaspe Quebec GenWeb
Would you like to know a bit more about the land your ancestors came from ? What is Genealogy without a bit of history ? A little history of Restigouche County, its cities, towns, villages and parishes I've also added here a list of familiar names to each area if it can help The list is not a complete list but just to give you a general idea of what families were and are living here so please visit this
LOOKING FOR OLD PICTURES OF CAMPBELLTON AND AREA
If you have any please e-mail me !!!
Click here ---------> Irene Doyle
HISTORY and THINGS
If you have any stories, oral history of early NB
please email them to me and it will be a pleasure
to place them on this page
History of the Restigouche
OLD PICTURES OF THE CAMPBELLTON
AND RESTIGOUCHE AREA
NB pictures which need to be identified
This page was on TRIPOD and they deleted it without notice for no apparent reason. Due to lack of time to re-build the site right now, I've changed the link to the photos to be identified that I have placed on another one of my sites but they are only of the Restigouche County area not of NB.. With all the work that goes into a web site and they delete it for no apparent reason and no warning, all I have to say is Tripod sucks...
Some County Death Records
Campbellton's Family Album
A Walk Through Time,
Campbellton's Family Album
A Walk Through Time,
FACTS - TIDBITS
In all of these of course you will find names
of some of the people you are looking for maybe ?
List of ships arriving and sailing
from Restigouche and Gloucester ports
1830's and 1840's
Mostly at Shippegan, Miramichi, Bathurst and Dalhousie
Where ship landed or sailed from, date, type of ship, owner, where from
and how many days it took to get here
Recipes particular to Restigouche or NB
Wines, Meatpies, Poutines
Fricot, Fiddleheads, Fish
and more to come soon
FOLKLORE OF THE RESTIGOUCHE
RESTIGOUCHE PHRASES AND WORDS
Visit these OTHER SITES
Make sure you dont miss to visit all these OTHER SITES
I dont want to give you a lot of links but a few good helpful ones
Make sure to also visit the
Geographical NAME Search
The Dept of Natural Resources Canada has a site online
where you can do a search for Canadian geographical names
If you go to this site, you will find
A list of people looking for specific surnames
This list is not a part of the GenWeb but my private list
on my own personal web page
GEDCOM FILES PLEASE
We would like to have a page dedicated
To GEDCOM files
depending on YOUR participation
So if you have any GEDCOM files
you would like to share with us
please send them to me by email to
NOT to the other email on this page please
but if you just want to write to me send it to
The following information is intended to help you find the Census Records you may need
CENSUS INFORMATION FOR RESTIGOUCHE COUNTY I am also working on having some of the original census online
It's a long gruesome piece of work with little time on my hands.
GREAT RESOURCES FOR YOU
Irene's Genealogy Page
This is my own Genealogy home page
I place it here because it also contains some On-line registers of Restigouche and Bonaventure County
My own Doyle, Godin, Arbour, Poirier, Lapointe, Bourque family trees
A BIT OF "HOW TO" DO YOUR FAMILY TREE
Where to start, hopefully helpful hints which will keep you from making
mistakes and going around in circles
The Maritime Genealogy Chat Room (provided by NB Chat).. NB Mail List... NB Family Reunions... (1) Online registers in a searchable data base from the New Brunswick's
New Brunswick County Birth Registers Index, 1801-1899 also some marriages now
AND INFORMATION ON
(2) Correspondence of the Provincial Secretary
(3) New Brunswick Vital Statistics
(4) Records of the Surveyor General of New Brunswick
LIST OF most CHURCHES For Restigouche County
Their address, phone number and date established
Dalhousie is the seat for the
RESTIGOUCHE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (RGS)
Here is what they are about and most of what they hold in store to help you
such as books, family trees and history, cemetery records, non catholic records
church records, who to contact, their fees, services etc...
If you feel you have a page or some information you can help with
Please email me with it
Here you will find a list of
People who have volunteered to help with either Restigouche, Gloucester Or Bonaventure counties.
Click on MAPS
to see maps of New Brunswick and how the counties were divided back then with history of Parishes for some counties
New Brunswick Provincial Archives Main page
You can also reach me on ICQ
If you like to meet new people, chat, send messages leave friends a messages
And if you would like to find me to chat, my number is #8183747
This page was designed by Irene Doyle for Restigouche GenWeb, December 1997
Last updated March 2006