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The Victoria County Courthouse

is a 1876 Second Empire style building which has served as a jail and as the site of public hangings. In 1909 Green the Peddler was murdered by two Italians, who later were proved guilty and hanged at the Court House. The building is still a functioning courthouse for Victoria County and is now a "Designated Historic Site". Photo - courtesy of Alton Morrell.

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Victoria County, NB


New Link ! December 17, 2006

Tobique Valley Genealogy and Local History Group

Message from the New Co-ordinator - September 5, 2005

My name is Lezlie Carson and I live in Woodstock, NB.  I am looking forward to helping this site grow and to attain more info and links for fellow researchers!  If anyone suggestions, please do not hesitate to email me.


Welcome to the webpage devoted to genealogical research for Victoria County, New Brunswick. It is but a small part of the worldwide GenWeb project, whose ultimate goal is to provide on-line genealogical reference and data from all over the world. If you have any information related to Victoria County, please contact me so that I can set appropriate links to your information.

Good luck in your searches!


If you have any stories, oral history, old letters, photos of early Victoria County, New Brunswick, please email them to me and it will be a pleasure
to place them on this page


 New to this Site  

Brickwalls - added February 18, 2006

Plaster Rock mill and Pond - added September 9, 2005

Help me add to this section .................


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History and Geography

Located in the western part of New Brunswick, Victoria County is bordered on the north by Restigouche County, on the east by Northumberland and York Counties, on the south by Carleton County, and on the west by Aroostook County (Maine) and Madawaska County. The genealogist researching records of the land that is now Victoria County should understand the history of this area, and the evolution of its borders.

In 1785 New Brunswick was first established and comprised eight counties; the land that is now Victoria county was originally part of York county. In 1831, the northern part of York County became Carleton County. The parishes (similar to US townships, and used as census sub-districts) of Perth, Madawaska, and Andover were established in 1833. In 1844, Victoria County was erected from the northern parts of Carleton County. The parishes of St Leonard and St Basil were established in 1850; Grand Falls, Gordon, Lorne, and Drummond were established in 1852, 1863, 1871, and 1872 (respectively). In 1873, the western half of Victoria County -- including the parishes of Madawaska, St Leonard, and St Basil -- split off to become Madawaska County. Present-day Victoria County comprises Andover, Drummond, Gordon, Grand Falls, Lorne, and Perth parishes.

Principal Towns in Victoria County

Click here for a list of all of the towns in Victoria county, and town-based links.


Principal Rivers in Victoria County

St. John, Little, Salmon, Tobique

Church Records in Victoria County

Click here for the Victoria Churches page, a list of all of the churches in Victoria county, including an indication of which have records (mostly birth and marriage records) that have been microfilmed.

Victoria County Genealogies, Family Histories, and Diaries

Please click here for the page on Victoria County genealogies. These sites point to collections of data that have been generously supplied. Readers are advised that the information could contain errors.


Archived Queries - these are old queries. Please post all new Victoria County Queries at the Victoria County Message Board to the right. Victoria County NB Message Board at Rootsweb
Frequently Asked Questions Census Records
Land Records Genealogy/History Societies and Organizations
Victoria County Cemeteries Old Methodist Cemetery - Perth Andover
Victoria County Cemetery Photos Victoria County Church Photos
New Brunswick War Memorials Immigration Database - Searchable
Grant Reference Map Beaconsfield Settlement, Andover Parish, Victoria County Victoria County Cemeteries
1870-71 McAlpine's Maritime Provinces Directory - Victoria County (Our Roots) New Brunswick Census: Central Access (NB GenWeb) - Comprehensive one-page approach to all census information for New Brunswick, its lands prior to formation of the Province & its once-disputed border areas.
1851 New Brunswick Provincial Census, Victoria County P.A.N.B Victoria County Genealogy Guide
National Archives of Canada PANB - Marriage Register Index (1887-1913)
Births and Baptisms for Grand Falls, Victoria County - Assumption Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms Coming Soon - Genealogical  Links to help in your Research
Canadian Vital Statistics Offices Bounty Grain for Raising Bread Corn on New Lands 1817-1821 -Norm DeMerchant has provided a transcription of the records for Bounty Grain for Raising Bread Corn on New Lands 1817-1821. These records list how much grain was raised, and by whom, and includes many of the names of Victoria and Madawaska residents.
Published Resources Lookups
Surnames Victoria County Church Photos off  site
Victoria County Cemetery Photos Victoria County Churches

Ruby  Cusack Genealogical Sources and Books of New Brunswick, Canada;  Genealogy Columns with Queries; Index To The Death Roll of the Saint John Globe; Submit A Query to Ruby.

World Wide GenWeb Project - New Brunswick, Canada Genealogy Forum Family Tree sites - NEW October 6, 2005
School Photos - added March 10, 2007 Upper Saint John River Valley

Some Great Off Site - Links new September 2006

Victoria County Genealogical Guide - PANB


If you notice any broken links on any of these pages please email  me!

this site was last updated February 24, 2007

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