Community Index

The Finding Aid for the Registers of Vital Statistics Collection is arranged alphabetically by PLACE name.

Helpful notes about the Registers of Vital Statistics Collection:

Some places may be noted under more than one parish for the same religious denomination.
This is because the clergy of early parishes in Newfoundland and Labrador were responsible for large geographical areas which included numerous communities. The boundaries of some these parishes changed considerably through the years, and as more clergy became available, parishes were subdivided to include fewer places.

Sometimes a place is noted under a parish name which is a considerable distance from the actual place.
The reason for this is that visiting clergy sometimes performed baptisms and marriages and took the records back to their own parishes. As well, people may have visited or worked seasonally in other areas of Newfoundland and Labrador. If they married there, for example, the record would have been recorded there and not in their home parish.


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