Place:Pokiok, York, New Brunswick, Canada

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NamePokiok
Alt namesPoquiocksource: former spelling
TypeCommunity
Located inYork, New Brunswick, Canada


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Pokiok is a Canadian rural community in York County, New Brunswick.

Situated on the west bank of the Saint John River, west of Fredericton, and west of Nackawic, the community is home to the Pokiok Falls, which were created by the Pokiok Stream emptying over a ledge into the Saint John River. The Pokiok Falls were a local tourist attraction until construction of the Mactaquac Dam in 1967 saw them flooded by the rising reservoir.

In early spring the reservoir water level is lowered to prevent flooding from spring runoff. During this time you can see part of the Pokiok gorge where the falls once ran.

Previous spelling—Poquiock.

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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