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Microfilm of original records in possession of the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland, St. John's. This set of records is listed by the Archives as "All Newfoundland births," however, this set is not all Newfoundland births but "mainly the records of persons who could not locate a record of their own baptism either at the parish level or at the Vital Statistics Division (civil registration) and needed documentation to obtain an official certificate."--Archives
The dates listed are birth dates not registration dates. Registration of vital records began in 1891-1892 in Newfoundland.
"These records contain--1) sworn affadavits of persons attesting to the age of relatives, friends, or acquaintances; 2) delayed registrations of births (if a birth was not registered within one year from the date of the birth, an application had to be completed and supported by written evidence of birth); 3) photocopies of actual baptism/birth certificates; 4) extracts, by clergy, from parish registers of baptisms; [and] 5) lists which include more than one family member (sometimes copied from a family Bible)."
2132977 Name index, A-Z, 1840-1915 (lists name, birth year and box number); BOX 1, 1840-1855; BOX 2, 1856-1860 ( the 1859 documents are refilmed at the beginning of the reel; the 1860 documents are found after the 1859 refilmed documents and NOT at the end of the reel)
2133023 BOX 2 (cont.), 1861; BOXES 3-4, 1862-1869; BOX 5, 1870-1871 (to
Newfoundland birth records, 1891-1897 (a few to 1898), and delayed registration births, 1891-1900
Microfilm of original records in possession of the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland, St. John's. Indexes and registers have damaged pages including portions missing. The birth registers are organized by district and then by year. Birth dates are not necessarily in chronological order. Indexes are alphabetized by first letter of the surname only. There are overflow letters at the end of some vols.
2168998 Item 2 Index to book 1, 1891-1892
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