Items and Records in Our Museum

Pieces

Pieces here consist of period furniture, religious art, artifacts from the early Hotel Dieu Hospital and the Religious Hospitallers of Saint Joseph. The museum also contains yearbooks from St. Thomas College, St, Michael’s Academy, and Chatham Grammar School.

 

Photographs

Individuals:

  • Priests, Bishops, and Religious Sisters

  • Prominent people from the Miramichi area (early poets, politicians, businessmen)

 

Organizations & Institutions:

  • Hotel Dieu Hospital

  • Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph

  • St. Joseph’s Preparatory School for Boys

  • St. Michael’s Academy

  • St. Michael’s Basilica

  • St. Michael’s Parish

  • St. Thomas University

  • Surrounding Parishes

Local History:

  • Town of Chatham

  • Shipping Vessels and industry

Various Religious Articles

Church Records

 

  • Alnwick Presbyterian (1833-1889)

  • Baie St. Anne (1801-1902)

  • Blessed Virgin Mary, Chatham Head

  • Knox United Church, Loggieville, Douglastown, Nelson, Sevogle, and Millerton

  • Most Pure Heart of Mary, Barnaby River (1882-1919)

  • St. Bridget’s, Renous (1853-1902)

  • St. Margaret’s and Bayside (1861-1916)

  • St. Mary’s, Newcastle (1863-1908)

  • St. Michael’s, Chatham (1838-1917)

  • St. Patrick’s Nelson, Miramichi (1827-1912)

  • St. Paul’s Anglican, Bushville (Baptisms: 1822-1884 ; Marriages: 1830-1970 ; Burials: 1822-1970)

  • St. Peter and Paul, Bartibogue (1800-1826 & 1866-1899)

  • St. Raphael’s, Blackville + Howard’s (1830-1900)

 

Also included is a small collection of records on the Aboriginal people of the Miramichi.

Burial Records and Cemetery Inscriptions

  • All Saints R.C. Cemetery Millbank

  • Burnt Church Union Cemetery

  • Church of Scotland – St. Andrew’s, Chatham – Gravestone inscriptions

  • Howard’s (the Forks) and Renous – R.C. Cemetery records

  • MacDonald Family Undertaker Records (1906-1920)

  • Moorfields Presbyterian Cemetery

  • Saunders Cemetery

  • St. Brigid’s R.C. Cemetery, Renous

  • St. John & St. Luke (John Street Chatham)

  • St. Margaret’s Cemetery

  • St. Marks United Douglastown

  • St. Michael’s Chatham – Burial records and gravestone inscriptions

  • St. Patrick’s – Gravestone inscriptions

  • St. Peter & Paul, Bartibogue Bridge

  • St. Raphael’s Blackville

  • St. Samuel’s Douglastown

  • St. Stephan’s United Church Cemetery Black River Bridge

  • Stymiest Cemetery

  • Tabusintac Riverside Cemetery

  • Wilson’s Point – Cemetery Records

Other Northumberland County records on file

  • Census Records 1851 – Restigouche, Kings, Westmoreland, and Albert Counties

  • Edith McAllister Papers – 1834-1914 (Vital Statistics)

  • Louise Manny Files – 1833-1873 (Vital Statistics)

  • Maps of early land grants on the Miramichi.

  • Newspapers – Chatham World (1882-1916), Union Advocate (1874-1911), North Shore Leader (1906-1925)

These local papers list events such as marriages, births, local happenings, deaths, and advertisements.

  • Northumberland County Census for 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, and 1901

These records provide the names, ages, countries of birth, dates when they entered the colony, religion, relation to one another, and occupation of all persons in Northumberland County.

  • Northumberland County Council Minutes – 1876-1886

These are minutes taken from the County Council Sessions and often contain settlers’ names and additional information which may be useful.

  • Northumberland County Court Sessions of Quarterly Sessions – 1789-1909

These contain sessions held at Beaubear’s Point (The Enclosure) and in Newcastle.

  • Northumberland County Inquests and Inquisitions – 1818-1859

These contain inquests into death and accidents.

  • Northumberland County Land Petitions – 1783-1854

These contain letters from the new settlers to the Government, applying for land, containing information about the settlers.

  • Northumberland County Marriage Registry – 1780-1887

  • Northumberland School Reports – 1825-1878

Records the number of the school, the teachers’ names, and the students’ names and ages.

  • Northumberland County Wills – 1776-1845

There is a great deal of genealogical information in these records.

  • Whitty Files – Various Notes and Articles from early newspapers.