List of History Books about Newfoundland

These are some of the more popular history books about Newfoundland. Check back as I will be adding other books to this list.

Cell, Gillian T., Newfoundland Discovered: English Attempts at Colonisation 1610-1630, Hakluyt Society: London, 1982.

Mannion, John J., The Peopling of Newfoundland: Essays in Historical Geography, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Memorial University of Newfoundland: Newfoundland 1977: ISBN:  0-919666-17-5.

Pedley, Charles, The History of Newfoundland; From the Earliest Times to the Year 1860, General Books: Newfoundland, 2009.

Peter, Neary and Patrick O’Flaherty, By great waters: A Newfoundland and Labrador Anthology, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1974: ISBN: 0-8020-6233-4.

Pope, Peter E., Fish into Wine: The Newfoundland Plantation in the Seventeenth Century, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2004: ISBN: 0-8078-5576-6.

Prowse, D.W., A History of Newfoundland, Boulder Publications Ltd., Portugal Cove, NL, 2002: ISBN:  0-9730271-1-8


The Newfoundland Ancestor Journal by FHSNL

The Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador was established in 1984 to help researchers locate and access genealogical information. They publish a quarterly journal called The Newfoundland Ancestor. The journal includes a variety of articles as well as a section that members can publish their own research questions.

In the very first journal I received, was a notice from a woman who lives across the country (U.S.) asking about my father’s family. Because of the names she mentioned, I knew it was the same Taylor family. Sure enough her grandfather and my grandfather were siblings. I contacted her by email and we exchanged a lot of information. You never know where you will find your next lead.

To check out the FHSNL, please visit their web site: