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The Saint John Free Public library has an extensive microfilm collection as well as local history and family scrapbooks. To view our full microfilm index, click here.


Topics in our collection include:

  • Alms House Records (Saint John)
  • Births
  • Burial Permits (1889-1919)
  • Census (NB) 1851-1901
  • Churches: Typescripts
  • Custom House Port Returns
  • Death Registers and Certificates
  • Douglas Avenue Christian Church Fonds
  • Fitzpatrick's Funeral Home Records
  • Freeman Certificates
  • Graeme Somerville Collection
  • Land Petitions: 1783-1857
  • Marriage Records
  • Newspapers from across the province
  • Parish Registers
  • Passenger Manifests for Ships, 1900-1908
  • Poll Books
  • Probate Records
  • Saint John City Directories: 1857, 1863-1982
  • Saint John Register of Voters
  • Shipping Records (Port of Saint John) 1878-1949
  • Teachers' Petitions and LIcenses
  • Teachers' School Returns
  • Telephone Directories
  • Vestry Minutes-Trinity Anglican Church


Seven microfilm readers, two reader/printers and a microfiche reader/printer are available for use.


Printing is 50 cents per page.


A microfilm scanner is available. Scans are provided free of charge.