Place:St. Andrews, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada

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NameSt. Andrews
Alt namesSaint Andrewssource: Wikipedia
St. Andrew'ssource: alternate spelling
TypeTown
Coordinates45.074°N 67.052°W
Located inCharlotte, New Brunswick, Canada
See alsoSaint Andrew, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canadaparish of which it was part
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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St. Andrews (2011 population: 1,889) is a town in the Saint Andrew parish of Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada. It is sometimes referred to in tourism marketing by its unofficial nickname "St. Andrews By-the-Sea".

NOTE: There are a variety of ways of spelling the town and its parish. By using St. Andrews for the town and Saint Andrew for the parish, it is hoped that WeRelate users can distinguish one from the other. Redirects are in place.

History

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Saint Andrews was founded in 1783 by United Empire Loyalists and named in honour of the burgh of St Andrews, Scotland. The town is well preserved, with many original buildings still in place (some of which were floated to the town on barges from Castine, Maine at the end of the Revolutionary War). There are many layers of history visible starting from the late 18th century, including the town's well-known formal grid street layout and many historic buildings. Many of the commercial buildings on Water Street date from the 19th century. Between 1820 and 1860, the port of Saint Andrews was used extensively during the Irish Migration. The Irish were first quarantined at Hospital Island, situated a few kilometers in Passamaquoddy Bay. By the 1851 Census, over 50% of the town were born in Ireland. The Algonquin, a resort situated on a hill overlooking the town, was built in 1889, making Saint Andrews Canada's first seaside resort community. The hotel burned down in 1914 and was rebuilt one year later.


Research Tips

  • New Brunswick Provincial Archives. This is the introductory page. The tabs will lead you to more precise material.
  • The FamilySearch wiki. This lists the availability of vital statistics indexes for New Brunswick.
  • New Brunswick GenWeb. A round-up of a lot of genealogical information at the province, county and parish level. Lists of cemeteries and monumental inscriptions can be found here.
  • The Provincial Archives website titled The Placenames of New Brunswick has maps of all of its parishes and descriptions of some communities within them. This site contains "cadastral" maps for each parish illustrating the grantee’s name for land granted by the province. These maps are cumulative, showing all grants regardless of date.
  • Microfilm images of all Canadian censuses 1851-1911 are online at Library and Archives Canada, as well as at FamilySearch and Ancestry. The 1921 census appears to be available only at Ancestry.
  • More possibilities can be found by googling "New Brunswick province family history" and investigating the results.
  • The word "rencensement", found in Sources, is French for "census".
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