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Welcome to the New Brunswick Team, a sub-team of the Atlantic Canada Team and part of the Canada Project.

This team covers New Brunswick from 1784 to present day. For ancestors before this date, check out the

  • Acadians Project for French settlers and Acadian settlements before 1763 (Paris Treaty)
  • Nova Scotia Team for migrants to English settlements from 1713 to 1784
  • Maine for settlers and settlements in the north-western counties of New Brunswick, where the border with the US was established in 1842 (Webster-Ashburton Treaty)

Team Leader: TBC

Team Members: David Hughey | Laurie Giffin | Doug McCallum | Sean Benjamin | Aaron Gullison | GR Gordon | Brad Cunningham | Lynn Marois | Susan O'Callaghan | Kathy Woodard | Michael Swift | Andrew Payzant | Todd Gilbert | Kathryn Jeffers | Jonathan Mills | Matthew Evans



The goal of the New Brunswick Team is to increase the presence and raise the standard of New Brunswick profiles on WikiTree.



NB Data Maintenance Statistics vs Total Profiles
Data Date Profiles Suggestions Unconnected Unsourced
25 Dec 2022 182219 7321 (4.02%) 9663 (5.30%) 2382 (1.31%)
8 Nov 2020 101319 6734 (6.65%) 8003 (7.90%) 3056 (3.02%)

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Monthly new profile additions in conjunction with cleanup of old data suggestions continue to improve overall profile data health percentages. Keep focus on DBE_600 location series suggestions as absences or errors in country locations can result in misassignments of stats to national projects.


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Joseph ebbett in my tree was one of the first settlers in the beakman contract, new Brunswick after the loyalist conflict
posted by Jesse Ebbett
Joseph was listed in the Beekman Patent (Dutchess County, New York). It isn't clear if he was one of the first since that would have him quite old. The Patent started in 1698 and the Loyalists arrived in the 1776 and later range. That he was a settler in the Beekman Patent is documented but not his arrival. He may have been born there. So far, he can't be further identified. He was also a Loyalist and had to leave New York after the American Revolution.
posted by Doug McCallum UE
I have a line of ancestors from primarily Ireland that lived in or were born in New Brunswick in the late 1700s and early to mid 1800s. Many -- but not all -- migrated to the United States about 1862. How do I handle these ancestors? Should I tag them -- or some? One, for example, was born in Ireland in 1810 but married in St John in 1830. She died and is buried in St. John.

For those born in Ireland, I'm lucky if I have an approximate date and location. Thanks for any guidance!

posted by Jerry Regan
Hi all, as we don't seem to have a leader, I'm requesting here to be added to the Discord channel for New Brunswick and for BC. I hope this is the correct spot for the request. Happy New Year to you all!!
posted by Brad Cunningham
Happy New Year Brad! If you can send me a private message with your email address, I'll be happy to add you to the Discord channel.
posted by Laurie Giffin
Just a note that the Acadians Project handles Acadians from New Brunswick (and elsewhere) until 1763 plus those born later to parents in exile. Could you add something to that effect ? Maybe it could be "Acadians Project handles the french Acadians through 1763" as in particular New Brunswick was disputed territory until the British drove them out and was officially given the land in 1763.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Thank you Cindy! There are definitely some adjustments needed to the description. I've added the Acadians with a link, as you requested. I also tried to briefly clarify the overlap between English and French settlementsand I added the dispute with Maine, as that has also caused some confusion. I welcome others thoughts and suggestions too!
posted by Laurie Giffin
Laurie, that looks so much more helpful. Those folks back then made it so confusing, didn't they. Putting Main in there is a good idea too because that area was contested too. Cindy
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
I'm interested in how I can get more involved with this sub-project. I'm not seeing the usual information on this sub-project page on "How to get involved" or regarding how the group communicates. Any information would be appreciated. I'm new-ish to Wikitree and just getting my feet wet but I'm very well versed on New Brunswick genealogy and have many lines with deep New Brunswick Roots. Let me know how I can get more involved with this team.
posted by Matthew Evans
I am searching for a male Van Wart willing to take a Y-dna test to explore a possible link with the Van Weert's in the Netherlands. My Y-dna is R1b-A8043 which is quite specific (unique). There is another van Weert Y-dna which originated in the Dutch Province of Limburg. I am prepared to pay for the first five test takers at Van Weert-15.
posted by Gus Van Weert
Data Doctors say you can't include Richard Bartlett (1765-1830) in your Lepreau_Parish_New_Brunswick Category because he died before the category time frame, beginning 1857. He was the first person buried in the Lepreau Cemetery so I understand why you thought of him but rules are rules. I did not add him to your category. I am one of the profile managers. Pat Miller
posted by Pat Miller