Sources and General Recommended Reading


Brown, C. (1972). Death on the Ice: The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914. Toronto, Doubleday Canada; Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1972.

Brown, C. (1976). A Winter's Tale: The Wreck of the Florizel. Toronto : Doubleday Canada ; Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976.

Connors, William. (19) Winds of History

Connolly, S. J. ed. The Oxford Companion to Irish History.

Department of Fisheries and the Environment. 1979. Sailing Directions for Labrador and Hudson Bay. Fourth Edition (Ottawa, Canada:. pp. 165-166, Chart # 5135

Fleming, J. M Sr. (1999). St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Parish And the Early People of Carbonear, Newfoundland.

Feltham, J. (1990). Northeast from Baccalieu. St. John's, NL: Harry Cuff Publishers. ISBN 0-921191-59-6

Horwood, H. 1969. Newfoundland. Library of Congress Catalogue Card No. 79-79083 (Mahaney cousin)

Kennedy, J. C. (1995). Peoples of the Bay and Headlands: Anthropological History and the Fate of Communities in Southeastern Labrador. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Kennedy, W. ( Captain RN). (1885). Sport, Travel and Adventure in Newfoundland and the West Indies. William Blackwood & Sons.

McCarthy, Mike. (1999). The Irish in Newfoundland 1600-1900. St. John's, NL: Creative Book Publishing. ISBN 1-894294-04-1

MacLysaght, Edward. (1991). The Surnames of Ireland. Irish Academic Press. 6th edition. ISBN 07165 23663

Neary, P. & O'Flaherty,P. (1974). By Great Waters. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0802062334

O'Brien, M. J. (1937). The Pioneer Irish in New England. New York: P.J. Kennedy & Sons.

O'Neil, Paul. (1976). A Seaport Legacy: The Story of St. John's Newfoundland. Erie, Ontario: Press Porcepic.(Kennedy cousin)

Parsons, R. (1998). Survive the Savage Sea: Stories of Our Ocean Heritage. St, John's, NL: Creative Publishers.

Prowse, D. W. (1895). History of Newfoundland London.

Ryan, S. (1989?) The Ice Hunters: A History of Newfoundland Sealing to 1914.

Saunders, F. (1981). Sailing Vessels and Crews of Carbonear. St. John's, NL: Robinson-Blackmore. (Kennedy cousin)

Seary, E.R. (1977). Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland. McGill-Queen's University Press

Sykes, B. (2001). The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science that Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry. Norton, WW & Company, Inc. ISBN: 0393020185

Wells, S.( 2002). The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey. Random House Trade Paperbacks. Princeton University Press

Woodham-Smith, C. (1962). The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845-1849. NY: Old Town Books.


Brown, Cassie. Castaways on Labrador. St. John's Ladies Journal, 1962.

Mannion, John. Tracing the Irish: A Geographical Guide. Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Mannion, John. 2001. Irish migration and settlement in Newfoundland: The formative phase, 1697-1732. Newfoundland Studies, 17(2): 257-293.

Jobling M.A. (2001) Trends Genet 17, 353-355. In the Name of the Father: Surnames and Genetics

"An Unknown Colony"[ review] Kennedy, W. ( Captain RN) Sport. Travel and Adventure in Newfoundland and the West Indies. (William Blackwood & Sons, 1885.) in The Living Age 166( 2148), 449-512 available online


SJDN St. John's Daily News Robinson-Blackmore Printing and Publishing

HGS Harbor Grace Standard

COT Carbonear Outport and Telegraph

For archived newspaper articles please search NGB, Newfoundland Gen Web site, and the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador There are also many transcriptions of news tidbits and many archived from the messages posted to the rootsweb NL mail list; please be aware that those message posts are intended for the NFLD Roots archives and permission from person posting is required for reprinting messages . Microfilmed newspapers are also available from the National Archives of Canada and the Family History Library


Smallwood, J.R. Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, (5 Vols.). St. Johns: Newfoundland Book Publishers (1967) Ltd., 1981-1994.

DICTIONARY of CANADIAN BIOGRAPHY ONLINE a who's who of Canadian History.

Canadiana early Canadian collections online

Dictionary of Newfoundland and Labrador Biography (1990)Harry Cuff Publications Ltd. St.John's, Newfoundland, Canada ISBN 0-921191-51-0

Family History Library this is a good place to start your research

Newfoundland Probate Records on LDS films

FHL #2070896

FHL #2070897

FHL #2070898

FHL #2070899

FHL #2070900

Vital Records from Newfoundland Newspapers, 1810 - 1845 on LDS microfiche


Irish Parish Records



Fleming, James M Sr. Newfoundland Catholics

Kennedy, John C. Coasts Under Stress

Parsons, Robert. Shipwrecks

Newfoundland Grand Banks

Prowse's History of Newfoundland


The Newfoundland Grand Bank's website through the work of all volunteer contributors and all listers and posters to the Rootsweb

mail lists for Newfoundland and Labrador.

NFLD Rootsweb Mail List Archives at

holds a great many posts from researchers and holds several years of archives which provide a wealth of genealogical information. A GRAND group of folks.

North West Carbonear Cemetery provided by Bonnie Hickey with transcriptions posted at the Newfoundland Gen Web site

St. Patrick's RC Carbonear parish records 1850-1899 are provided in the book listed above by Jim Fleming

I would like to thank cousin Blair Kennedy, Len Seymour, Bill White, Judy Barker, Don Tate, John Baird, Tom Hynes, Sue O'Neil, Barabara Wyley, Jack Connors, Christina Hunt, Chris Shelley, Bill Summers, Denis Noel, Bob Murphy , Ivy Benoit, and my uncle Joe Connors and great grand uncle Lou Kennedy for having left some written history of our family legacy, in the days when it took taking pen to paper.

Online Sources and Libraries

Memorial University of Newfoundland Maritime Archives St. John's, Newfoundland

MUN's collection of Irish Parish Records

MUN's Maritme History Archive CD Ships and Seafarers of Atlantic Canada

MUN's collection Keith Matthews Files

National Archives of Canada

Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Historical Maps of Newfoundland

Cornell University Digital Collection Making of America

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

Family History Library this is a good place to start your research

Please see this Bibliographic Link For further reading on Anthropology and DNA

Newfoundland and Labrador Genealocical Society

Online Photo and Electronic Graphic Collections

Centre For Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Of Newfoundland

The album containing these photographs is held by the Memorial University of Newfoundland and is housed in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies Archives. The photographs are in the public domain.

Provincial Information And Library Resources Board copyright to the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Information and Library Resources Board (PILRB).

NOTES If you have any questions regarding any of the sources or citations please feel free to contact me.