Place:Pennfield, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada


Coordinates45.211°N 66.656°W
Located inCharlotte, New Brunswick, Canada     (1786 - )
Contained Places
Lepreau ( - 1869 )
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Pennfield is a parish in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada. Pennfield Parish was established in 1786 and named by its early immigrants who were Pennsylvania Quakers for William Penn (1644-1718), English Quaker leader and founder of Pennsylvania. Pennfield Parish included Lepreau Parish until 1857.

Pennfield Parish contained the village of Blacks Harbour until 1966 when it was made an incorporated municipality.

The area of the parish is 363.88 km2 (140.49 sq mi) and the population in 2011 was 2,218, a decrease of 4.5% from 2006. There were 1,099 dwellings counted. The population density was calculated at 6.1/km2 (16/sq mi).

The Charlotte County Archives in St. Andrews is a collection of thousands of original documents reflecting various individuals, groups, and businesses who have contributed to the social, cultural, economic and political life of Charlotte County, New Brunswick.

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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.
  • The CanGenealogy page for New Brunswick. An overview of available online sources with links written by Dave Obee.
  • 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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