Ask a Newfoundland and Labrador Question

The following pages and e-mail addresses may offer help with any queries you have about Newfoundland and Labrador, or particular points about any article found on this site. We encourage all visitors to explore beyond this site and expand your personal knowledge of this province and its heritage.

Centre for Newfoundland Studies

Within this page there is a section entitled Ask a Newfoundland/Labrador Question. This service is designed to answer quick, factual questions (e.g. the year of the first regatta in St. John's). If you have a more in-depth, research question please visit the Queen Elizabeth II Library on the main campus of Memorial University and consult the CNS Information Desk staff.
The Centre for Newfoundland Studies, located on level 3 of the Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's campus, is a special research collection of books, government documents, periodicals, newspapers, theses, microforms, archival material and historic maps reserved for the study of all aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador. Many of its holdings are old and rare; others are as recent as the report of last month's task force or this week's community newspaper.

M.U.N. Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA)

There is an email address -- -- on this page which allows the user to ask staff members questions on Newfoundland and Labrador.
According to their own statement “the archive comprises extensive collections of Newfoundland and Labrador folksongs and music, folk narratives of many kinds, oral history, folk customs, beliefs and practices, childlore and descriptions of material culture. It has special collections of Newfoundland vocabulary, proverbs and riddles, and houses material for a projected linguistic atlas of the province. Newfoundland popular culture is an increasing element in MUNFLA's holdings, including commercial recordings, radio broadcasts, and recordings of local theatrical performances.”

Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador is a nonprofit society formed in 1984 to simplify and promote interest in family history research in Newfoundland and Labrador. The volunteers of FHSNL strive to provide members with the latest information regarding genealogical research in our province.
General e-mail inquiries can be sent to

Maritime History Archive

The Maritime History Archive collects and preserves original documents and copies of documents relating to the history of sea-based activities in the North Atlantic region.
For general inquiries you can e-mail

Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (ANLA)

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (ANLA) was established in 1994 to provide a forum for those working with records of Newfoundland and Labrador's past to discuss ideas and problems; promote professional standards, procedures and practices; provide continuing archival educational opportunities for its members and the general public; promote the role and use of archives; provide a network for archival cooperation throughout the province; coordinate projects of mutual interest among its members; represent the provincial archival community in the national archival system.
Queries can be sent to

Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANL)

The Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANL) is working towards the preservation of Newfoundland and Labrador's cultural and natural heritage.

MANL's objective is to provide a communications network among museums and heritage societies within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; and to provide programs relevant to the needs and interests of museums, heritage societies and their staff throughout the province.

Queries can be sent to