Keith Matthews Name Files, 1500–1850

For those of you more advanced in your family research, but may have been unable to find more information you need, the Keith Matthews Name Files mentioned above is a collection on individuals, families, and businesses that were involved in the settlement, fisheries, and trade of Newfoundland. As you will read on his web site, Keith Matthews complied the files from a variety of English, Irish, and Newfoundland records including:

parish registers, newspapers, shipping records, custom records, political papers, census records, merchant records, diaries, and other sources.

To find out if your family surname is included in his collection, click on the link below:

https://www.mun.ca/mha/holdings/keith/index.php

Then click on the letter your surname begins with. The web site also provides a “Schedule of Fees” page that will tell you about how you can obtain photocopies, digitized copies, etc. of your family information.