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Mission Statement



The purpose of this site is to provide original genealogical and historical data in the form of census information, Provincial wide directory publications, church, parish, and cemetery records, and many other original source documents. It has been created for those desiring to do research in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

At its inception in April of 1998, it was decided to transcribe and digitize the 1921 census for Newfoundland. Thus, it came to be known by the nickname "Project21, Home of the 1921 Newfoundland Census." Since then the site has added an immense collection of original material. Included are the following complete directory publications on the site: Hutchinson's 1864-65, Lovell's 1871, McAlpine 1894, McAlpine's 1898, McAlpine's 1904, the 1884 Methodist census for Burin, and many others, as well as various church records, graveyard transcriptions, wills transcriptions, additional census documents and many other items too numerous to mention.

This site is currently the largest storehouse of free original resource material on the Internet, relating to Newfoundland in North America, and enjoys the largest number of visitors of any site providing genealogical information for the Province of Newfoundland.

At present, we are operating under a system of directors and coordinators, all of whom are volunteers, plus hundreds of additional volunteers who have helped in everything from getting material, typing and transcribing the material or to anything else that has been needed. These are the people who have really made this site what it is today. Our thanks to every one of them for their efforts and assistance.





The current Directors are:

Don Tate - Webmaster and responsible for overall management of the NGB site and the Chebucto mailing list
Craig Peterman - Co-Webmaster sharing responsibility for overall operation of the site.
Ivy Benoit - Responsible for the Wills, Newspaper Obits Section of the site.
Dan Breen - Responsible for the Military - Newfoundland Regiment Section of the site.
Mary Rawlinson - Responsible for all Transcribing efforts of the site.
Bill Crant - Founder of the Site




The various area coordinators are responsible for the operation of on-going projects, initiatives or one of the Historic Regional Pages. With the large increase in the amount of information being posted on the site, the coordinators cannot personally help with individual searches for family information. For a group of professional genealogists who provide a list of their services and fee schedules, check the following page:  Professional Researchers

Note: These directors and coordinators are not professional genealogists and do not receive any compensation for their time. Due to the fact they are volunteering their time to help manage this site, we ask that you do not contact them regarding any personal research. The data provided on this site is for personal use in researching your family history and may not be used for any commercial purposes. We are not responsible for errors that may have been made in the original publication of these documents. It is the policy of the NGB that all material posted to the site will be posted as it was published without any editing to change the original information. As with all genealogical information, all individuals are encouraged to verify any new information with more than one source before entering it into their family history as documented information. We hope that we are providing a site that has a rich resource of material that will aid those of you who are searching for family histories in the Province of Newfoundland.

Founders Message:

Project21 was initially expected to be completed in a six month time frame, but now it seems to have developed into an on going project with no end in sight as new material is being received on a daily basis. As founder of this site, I envision a continuing growth as more and more Newfoundlanders search for their family histories. Funding for these projects has been provided mainly by those who have transcribed the material. They have donated both time and money to obtain material, in addition to typing the transcriptions. With each new project, many of these same people continue to put their time and money into the site. If you feel that these projects are worthwhile please help to support us with a donation of either time or financial aid. This will enable the site to continue to grow as it continues. See below for the addresses where you can send your donation. One is a US address and the other is a Canadian address. Donations will be accepted in either currency (US or Canadian). The money will be used to obtain new material to put on the site. With support from those of you who find the information on this site useful, it will not be as heavy a load for the current group of contributors.

Bill Crant
1650 South Post Road, Apt. 204
Weston, FL 33331

Don Tate
717 Agena Ave. NW
Palm Bay, FL 32907



Page Revised by Craig Peterman (August 2015)

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