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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.


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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:

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