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Finding Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Newfoundland

Sir Francis Bacon and his associates formed the Newfoundland Colonization Company and in 1610 sent John Guy to found a colony in Newfoundland. He settled with 41 colonists at Cupids (then Cuper's Cove) in Conception Bay and in 1613 the first white child was born in Newfoundland .

The first permanent settlement grew up in the neighbourhood of St. John's, from Petty Harbour around Cape St. Francis to Holyrood in Conception Bay. St. John's was the chief port.



How to Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Newfoundland

1. Search online ships passenger lists. The best sites for these early Newfoundland ships passenger lists are:

2. Search ships passenger lists for ships departing Newfoundland for other ports:

3. Search Microfilmed Passenger Lists:


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