MC 300 – York Sunbury Historical Society Archival Collection

1974.1.36 Little Sarah

1974.1.36 Little Sarah

The York Sunbury Historical Society has been collecting records and artefacts pertaining to the history of central New Brunswick (Canada) since 1932.  It was decided in 1968 that the vast archival collection that they had would best be stored in the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (PANB)temperature controlled storage facility; a safer environment for such a valuable collection. 

Over the course of several years, the archival collection was sorted, organized and catalogued into the MC300 Finding Aid, has been added to over the years and continues to grow. 

There is so much in this collection but few people know it exists.  However, if you are researching Fredericton or a topic pertaining to central New Brunswick then there is a good chance there is something in there that would be of use.  The most up-to-date version is available to download in PDF format from the York Sunbury Museum website but over time, we would like to cut and paste interesting collection descriptions to the blog to bring them out of the finding aid and into cyberspace.  I hope that this will help researchers/genealogists who don’t normally visit the PANB find sources and records pertaining to their topic/family.  

The York Sunbury Historical Society still collects historical archival records for exhibits and research and as we do, we transfer them to the PANB and they are eventually added to the MC300.  We are currently taking an inventory of documents held at the PANB that are currently waiting to be catalogued. 

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7 responses to “MC 300 – York Sunbury Historical Society Archival Collection

  1. Hi, I am a direct Decendant of the Belyea and Fewellings Family interested in the families as I am presently doing the Family Tree, You can access the tree through my web site above.

    If you have any pictures and personnel documents , may I please have copies for my interest and the family Tree. I reside in Adelaide South Australia and their heritage is intergrated into the South Australian History by ther Decendants.
    Best Regards

    Leo Smith

  2. Hi Leo,

    Thank you for your comment. If you download the PDF (link above) and enter Belyea or Flewelling in the search box in the upper right hand corner you will find a few documents related to the Belyeas and several related to the Flewellings. If you contact the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick they can arrange copies for you.

    Cheers!
    Ruth

  3. I am also connected to the Belyea line. Have much information.

  4. HI !
    I’m looking about GEORGE SCOTT (my wife’s ancester) who lived at FORT LENNOX (ISLE-AUX-NOIX) QUEBEC aroud 1815-1825.He was married to ALICE WELLICE or WALLICE ???… at TRINITY ANGLICAN (EPISCOPAL) CHURCH
    at CHRISTIEVILLE (IBERVILLE) in 1819.
    Their daughter MARY MARRIED NARCISSE GUAY at NAPIERVILLE 1835.
    HER PARENTS GEORGE & “ALICE” were DEAD WHEN SHE GOT MARRIED in 1835 with NARCISSE GUAY.
    I’m SEARCHING SINCE MANY MANY YEARS !…
    SOS!!!… HELP US PLEASE !!!…
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH !
    Pierre-André & Pierrette Denis,

    9iSLE-AUX-

  5. Conducting historical research is often a challenge, as it requires the bringing together of a wide range of sources in order to come up with as accurate an impression of a given moment in time as possible.

  6. My family is the Cyr/Sears family of Kingsclear: Fredericton New Brunswick.

    DNA confirms our ties to Pierre Sirre Acadia b. c. 1644

    My great great grandfather was John Cyr/Sears b. 1817 Kingsclear
    His brother was Ephraim aka Ansom

    However we have no proof of who their parents were as all the Cyrs seem to have left Fredericton area for Madawaksa.

    Does anyone have any knowledge of Cyrs who either did not leave the region or returned around 1815?

    Thanks

  7. Pingback: Seeking Information about Samuel Yorke and Family of Sunbury County | York Sunbury Historical Society

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