The Ancestor is the quarterly journal of the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. As can be seen in the list of Tables of Contents as well as in the sample issue that is freely available on our website, the journal includes a variety of articles that cover a breadth of topics regarding family history and genealogical activities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

If you wish to submit something such as a story about your family history to be considered for publication in The Ancestor, please get in touch with our editors at

Deadlines for Contribution:

Issue 1 January 30
Issue 2 May 31
Issue 3 August 31
Issue 4 October 31

Distribution Dates:

Issue 1 Spring
Issue 2 Summer
Issue 3 Fall
Issue 4 Winter

Editors: Frederick Smith, Ethel Dempsey and Cindy Tedstone (
Strays Editor: [this position is currently vacant]
Research Interest Editor: Patrick Walsh

FHSNL and its Editors reserve the right to publish contributions when space permits, and are not responsible for the errors or opinions expressed or implied by contributors. All articles in the journal are copyright and may NOT be reproduced without the consent of the respective authors and FHSNL.