St. Croix Library Holdings, St.Stephen, NB Canada The St. Croix Library was established in November 1971 in the former Canadian Pacific Train Station (built in the Romanesque style in 1929), as a branch of the Saint John Regional Library.  On January 27, 1999, the Library moved to it's present location across the plaza.

It should be emphasized that there are sources in both microfilm and print formats.There are two microfilm readers and one of them is also a printer.

Charlotte County is one of the original courties established in 1785. As population warranted, the original eight counties were partitioned with the final complement being 15. In turn each county was divided geographically into parishes similar to American townships. Charlotte County is located in the sw corner of NB.

The following is a list of the different types of records available.

1. BIRTH    REGISTERS 2. CEMETERIES -7 REELS 3. CENSUS    RETURNS - 132 REELS


4. CHURCH   RECORDS -24 REELS


5. DIRECTORIES -2 REELS


6. FAMILY     HISTORIES

7. LAND     GRANTS
The present provinces of N.S. and N.B. were known as N.S. until 1784 when N.B. became a separate province. N.S. grants for land in what became N.B. were issued as early as 1765. The Crown Land Grant Index (R 333.16097151 CR0) book lists the name of the grantee, location, acres, date, and volume and page number where this material can be located in the original land grant books. Printout copies of the original grants are available from the PANB (Provincial Archives of New Brunswick), Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1.
8. LOYALISTS -2 REELS
Includes some family records such as Blakeney and Barker and biographical data related to N.B. families, especially of Loyalist decent, collected by D.W. Jack. Also contains letter books of Lt. Gov. Sir Thomas Carleton, Vols. 1-IX, 1784-1808; the Charlotte County, NB, Court of General Sessions, 1834; and the Charlotte County, NB, Docket Book of the County Court containing names of defcndants and charges against them, 1785-1786.
9. MARRIAGE     RECORDS -9 REELS
THE MARRIAGE REGISTERS (1789-1889) contain copies of the marriage certificates held by the registry office. The certificates list the names of the bride and groom, their respective
parishes, the names of the witnesses, and the presiding official or clergy. The certificates do not list the names of the parents.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES (1789-1888) are numbered marriage certificates which are recorded in the Charlotte County Marriage Registers.

ST. STEPHEN MARRIAGE LICENSES AND BONDS (1851-1921) Marriage bonds were required when banns were not read or the clergymen did not know both of the parties. Information in the bond includes names of bride and groom to be, as well as the name of the groom's co-signing bondsman.
 

10. NEWSPAPERS   ON     MICROFILM              NAME & DATES                               # OF    REELS
Bay Pilot May 9, 1878 - March 21, 1889 4 (weekly)
Calais Advertiser (incomplete) April 14, 1841 - Dec., 1990 28 (weekly)
Calais Gazette & Advertiser Aug. 16, 1836- Nov. 14, 1838 1
Calais Times/Veekly Times July 27, 1877 - Dec. 25, 1914 12 (weekly)
City Gazette July 6, 1811 - Jan, 7, 1841 3 (weekly)
Courier Weekend March 4, 1978 - Dec 29, 1995  53 reels  (weekly)
Daily Sun Aug. 3,1878 - March 12, 1910 112 (daily)
Daily Telegraph Sept. 27, 1862 - July 14, 1923 136 (weekly)
Eastern Democrat (Wash. Co., ME) May 25, 1832 - April 6,1861 1
Eastern Star (Machias, ME) Dec. 2, 1824 - July 14, 1825 1
Evening Times Globe April, 1927 - 1985 365 (daily)
Frontier Journal Jan. 16, 1938 - Dec. 1953 2 (weekly)
Granite Town Greetings Aug. 14, 1907 - Aug. 30, 1912 6 (weekly)
Halifax Gazette March 1752 - Dec. 1800 10 (weekly)
Headquarters April 10, 1844 - Nov. 18, 1868 6 (weekly)
Kings County News Nov. 15, 1894 Dec. 29, 1898 2 (weekly)
Loyalist Oct. 13, 1842 Aug. 7, 1852 2 (weekly)
Lubec Herald July 5,1910 - July 10, 1958 26 (weekly)
Morning Freeman Sept. 20, 1858 - Aug. 2,1884 24 (alternate days)
Narraguagus Times Nov. 1899 - Dec. 1906 4 (weekly)
New Brunswick Courier May 2,1811 - Feb. 11, 1865 14 (weekly)
New Dominion & True Humorist Oct. 13, 1864 Feb. 2,1878 4 (weekly)
Northern Light (Eastport, ME) Nov. 19, 1828 - Apr. 25, 1832 1
Royal Gazette Oct. 1785 - Dec. 29, 1841 16 (weekly)
Saint Andrews Beacon
Saint Andrews Standard
Saint Croix Courier Oct. 14, 1865 - Dec. 29, 1998 97 reels (weekly)
Saint John Gazette Jan. 29, 1784 - Dec. 807 4 (weekly)
Saint John Globe Jan. 9, 1862 - Jan. 1927 137 (daily)
Saint John Morning News Sept. 16, 1839 - Apr. 8, 1884 56 (daily)
Saint John Star Sept. 1818, 1820-28 (most issues missing) Feb. 1 - Dec. 3, 1901 1 (weekly)
Saint John Standard March 25, 1909 - June 24, 1922 41 (daily)
Telegraph Journal July 1923 - Dec. 1985 305 (daily)
Watchman 1875 - 1877 1 (weekly)
Weekly Chronicle Sept. 9, 1836 - April 1, 1859 5 (weekly)
11. PASSENGER     LISTS -2 REELS
Passenger lists for immigrants are not comprehensive. Each entry contains the passenger number, family name and given name, year of arrival, and sometimes a list of those accompanying the main passenger. Passenger lists for Passamaquoddy, Maine, 1820-1859, are on microfilm. Also available is Passenger and Immigration Lists Index edited by P. William Filby  (R 927.373 PAS) and A Chronicle of Irish Emigration to Saint John. N.B. 1847 (971.532 CUS).
12. PHILLIP  CHRISTIE    COLLECTION -6 REELS
The largest volume of material in this collection is related to Charlotte County schools, with a small portion of this originating from Brockway school in York County. Other records include a list of World War I recruits from Charlotte County as well as some from the State of Maine.
13. PROBATE     RECORDS (1785-1888) -5 REELS
Any number of these original documents may be found in a probate court file: wills, inventories, petitions for guardianship, invoices, vouchers, receipts, affidavits, and correspondence.
14. PROJECT    PRESERVATION - 172 REELS
A collection of assorted materials relating to the history of Charlotte County, N.B., and Washington County, ME., filmed over a two year period by the St. Croix Public I brary, includes items such as town records, business records, family histories, church records, James Vroom papers, scrapbooks, and Charlotte County Historical Society collection. Two volume Table of Contents and partial subject index.
15. REGISTRY   OFFICE     RECORDS - 15 REELS
Charlotte County Registry Office records (1784-1874) contain the details of land transactions, i.e. the buying and selling of property.
16. ROYAL    CANADIAN    LEGION RECORDS -2 REELS
Includes minutes and financial records of the Great War Veterans Association (1917-1948), the St. Croix Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (1945-1990). Some of the minutes are missing.
17. RYDER'S   HARNESS     SHOP - 1 REEL

18. VROOM     PAPERS -2 REELS

19  VITAL     STATISTICS -31 REELS

A. Maine Vital Records: Title Reel #

1. Addison 0010467                                        NBGS-CB
        Vital records, marriages & intentions 1853-1892
2. Baileyville 0010576
        Births 1861-1939
3. Calais - vital records 0010624
        a) 1824-1866
        b) 1881-1891
        c) 1840-1905
4. Cherryfield Vital Records  0010798
        a) 1854-1891
        b) Marriages & intentions 1890-1891
        c) Births 1872-1939
5. Cutler - vital records 0010799
        a) 1844-1877
        b) 1878-1896
6.     Crawford - vital records 0010800
        a) 1827-1900
        b) births 1891                                                                                                    NBGS-CB
7. Columbia Falls - vital records 0010805
        a) Marriages 1863-1891
        b) Births 1884-1888
        c) Deaths 1884 1889
8. Columbia0010807
        a) Births, deaths, marriages 1752-1860
        b) Militia enrollment 1880-1917
9.    Danforth 0010827
        a) Marriages & intentions 1888-1891
        b)  Marriages & intentions 1860-1882
        c)  Births, deaths, marriages 1888-1891
        d) Jackson Brook Marriages & miscellaneous 1857-1889

        10.   Eastport - vital records 0010838
                a) 1784-1886
                b) 1784-1886 cont'd
                c) 1790-1875
                d) 1778-1884
                e)  1784-1904
11.   Eastport 0010840                                                                 NBGS-CB
        Vital records 1811-1856
12. Eastport0010841
        Vital records 1857- 1886
13. Eastport 0010842
        Vital records - 1887-1908
14. Eastport 0010843
        a)  Births, marriages, deaths 1909-1912
        b)  Births, deaths, marriages 1913-19 17
15.   Eastport 0010844
        Vital records - 1918-1945
16. East Machias 0010849
        a) Births, deaths 1709-1900
        b) Whitneyville - Births 1861-1891
17.  Jonesboro    0011038
        a) Births, deaths, marriages, 1786-1890
        b)  Births, deaths, marriages 1786-1890 cont'd
        c) Marriages 1786-1890
        d) Vital records 1833-1890
18. Lubec0011527
        a) Births, deaths, marriages 1819-1892
        b) Marriages & intentions .1859-1891
19. Machias 0011562 NBGS-CB
        a) Vital Records 1776-1814
        b) Vital records 1773-1827
        c)  Vital records 1825-1890
        d)  Vital records 1825-1890 cont'd
        e)  Vital records 1864-1891
        f)    Vital records & town records - 1773-1799
20. Machiasport 0011563       Copy of births 1859-1891
21. Millbridge0011566
        a) April 20, 1858 to 1871
        b) 2nd book of records of marriage 1871-1880
        c) Town records to January 1864
22.  Perry  0011735
        a) Vital Records 1780-1860
        b)  Vital records 1819-1891
        c)  Vital records 1819-1891 cont'd
23. Charlotte 0011736  Vital records 1816-1892
24. Princeton 0011750   Vital records 1861-1889
25. Robbinston0012051
        a) Marriages 1858-1911
        b) Births 1857-1944
26. Steuben    0012214 NBGS-CB
        a) Vital Records 1796-1900
        b) Vital Records - 1858-1891
        c) Vital Records 1813-1875
27. Topsfield0012251
        Vital Records 1858-1892
28. Trescott0012252
        a) Vital Records 1858-1891
        b) Vital Records 1799-1869
        c)  Vital Records 1862-1892
        d) Vital Records  1806-1862
29. Wesley  0012611
        a) Vital Records 1887-1891
        b)  Vital records & town records 1840-1846
30.   Miscellaneous Towns 0855271
        a) Beddington & Deblois Vital Records
        b) Biddeford - births 1838-1855
        c) Bluehill - vital statistics
        d) Brooklin - vital statistics Prior to 1860
    e) Brooksville - vital statistics 1827-1837
        f)  Brooksville - vital records Prior to 1817
        g) Brunswick Marriages & deaths
        h) Columbia Births, marriages & intentions 1752-1878
        i) Deer Isle - vital records 1784-1865
        j) Deer Isle 1848-1891
31. Washington County Records F14892 NBGS-CB 1803-1941

B. Vital Records from the Eastport Sentinel of Eastport, Maine, 1818-1900.Editor: Kenneth Wiley. (R 929.374142 WIL).


        The St. Croix Public Library also houses the library collection of the N.B.G.S.-Charlotte Branch. This collection includes cemetery records, family histories, church histories and records, directories, vital statistics, and numerous genealogical newsletters such as Generations(the newsletter of the N.B. Genealogical Society). Thc Charlotte Branch meets the second Saturday of each month in St. Stephen.

        Queries are usually published in the monthly minutes and also, if space permits, in the In-Laws. Outlaws,& Kinfolk column in the Saint Croix Courier. The Charlotte Branch has been working on publishing a listing of all the Charlotte County cemeteries (where located and a list of burials). You may contact the group at N.B.G.S.- Charlotte Branch, Box 595, St. Andrews, NB EOG 2X0.