Mildred Howard compiled vital statistics and other items from several Newfoundland newspapers including: the Royal Gazette, Harbour Grace Standard and Conception Bay Advisor, Weekly Herald and Conception Bay Advisor, Harbour Grace Weekly and Conception Bay Advisor [and] Newfoundlander. In my research, I found birth, death, and marriage records on family members that I was not able to find online.
The easiest place to find these books is The New England Historical and Genealogy Society at 99 Newbury Street, Boston, MA.
The Royal Gazette and Newfoundland Advisor: Vital Statistics and Items
5th floor stacks: CS88.N6.H69
Vol. 1: 1810–1845; Vol. 2: 1846–1862; Vol. 3: 1863–1873; Vol. 4 Index
Vital Statistics and Items from Newspapers of Newfoundland, 1831–1872
5th floor stacks: CS88.N6.H68