Welcome to The Nova Scotia Genealogy Resources Page

Important Notice!

As of September 1998, this page will no longer be updated on a regular basis. I am presently working full-time and so I no longer have the time to maintain this page. Very occasional updates will still be made as resources permit.



Please note that this site is provided as a repository of information only. Unfortunately, I am not able to answer specific individual questions about particular lines! The GANS page includes a list of certified researchers available for hire.

Please direct all comments, suggestions, and additions to me at jhd@interbaun.com.

The Nova Scotia Genealogy Resources page list of Frequently Asked Questions is here. 



Please note that this site is provided as a repository of information only. Unfortunately, I am not able to answer specific individual questions about particular lines! The GANS page includes a list of certified researchers available for hire.

Province-wide Resources:

Genealogical Organizations:

The Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia has a homepage with links to other provincial societies and other useful resources.
Also check out the Nova Scotia Genealogy Network Association which includes the homepages of other N.S. Historical and Genealogical Organizations.

Online Resources:

N.S. GenWeb Project

The Nova Scotia GenWeb Project.

For the benefit of those researchers unfamiliar with the geography of Nova Scotia, here is a map showing the boundaries of the various counties and the principle towns and other communities in each county.

My article on the genealogical use of published law reports originally appeared in the Nova Scotia Genealogist, Summer 1994 (issue XII/2). While the examples focus upon Nova Scotia, the sources and research principles discussed are more broadly applicable to other jurisdtictions.

A contributed article on the use of marriage bonds as a source for information.

Miscellaneous Links:

Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, formerly the Public Archives of Nova Scotia (PANS).

Blupete's Genealogy Page has a wide range of relevant Nova Scotia resources.

These pages are included with Cyndi's list of genealogy sites for Nova Scotia.

The memorial plaque to Captain Cereno Jones Kelly (1845-1918) who was born in Nova Scotia, and is buried in Victoria, British Columbia.

Colchester County Resources:

County Wide

The Colchester County GenWeb Project.

An inventory of Colchester County Church Records held at NSARM.

Economy/Five Islands

An index to the 1861 census for the polling district of Economy and Five Islands.

Extracts from the 1864-65/1866-67 Provincial Directory for Economy and Five Islands.

Stewiacke

A list of deaths at Stewiacke (1786-1847).

Londonderry/Acadia Mines

Here is a partial DAVIDSON family genealogy (ca. 1762 - 1978).

A partial list of Irish immigrants to Colchester County from October 1761.

Many years ago, I extracted all the birth, marriage, and death notices from the surviving issues of the Weeks Doings and Londonderry Times held at NSARM. These cover the town of Londonderry (Acadia Mines), in Colchester County, for the period 1886 to 1889 (with many gaps). There are also some references to other communities in the Maritimes as well. The index is in WordPerfect 5.1 format (as was then the standard).

A list of the officers of the Acadia Mines Athletic and Mutual Improvement Association (1891).

Truro

Some early Truro vital statistics (1760-1775).

List of the founding members of the Truro First Presbyterian Church (1770).

List of the founding members of the Truro First Baptist Church (1858).

A Truro business directory from 1900.

Cumberland County Resources:

County Wide

Here is the Cumberland County GenWeb Project, the Cumberland County Genealogical Society, and the Cumberland County Museum and Archives

Check out the Webb Page -- dedicated to the WEBB family of Cumberland County (and places far beyond).

A partial business directory for the Cumberland County communities of Amherst, Oxford, Parrsborro, Springhill, and Wallace (1898).

Some brief biographies of prominent Cumberland County residents (1932).

An excerpt from The Social Register of Canada (1958 edition) for Cumberland County residents.

A list of Century Farm award recipients in Cumberland County (1969).

Amherst

Scattered death records (1818-1969) from First Baptist Church in Amherst.

An early membership roll (1818) for First Baptist Church in Amherst.

A list of the officers of the Cumberland Bible Society (1849).

A list of graduates from the Cumberland County Academy, 1893-1898.

An Amherst business directory from 1900.

Pugwash

An index to genealogy articles published in the Oxford Journal, mostly for the Pugwash area.

Wallace

A directory of residents of Wallace, Wentworth, and vicinity, 1864 to 1867.

The Remsheg Loyalists 225th Anniversary reunion was held in June 2008.

Westchester

A list of Westchester residents, 1864-1871, derived from various published directories.

Some random gleanings from various Cumberland County records, mainly for the Westchester area.

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Please note that this site is provided as a repository of information only. Unfortunately, I am not able to answer specific individual questions about particular lines! The GANS page includes a list of certified researchers available for hire.

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