Nova Scotia Guided Research

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Birth - Where can I find birth records?

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• 1661-1959: Nova Scotia Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959
Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877
Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896
Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905
Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001
Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904
Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957



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• 1830-1917: Birth and Delayed Birth Index and Records at the Nova Scotia Archives




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Marriage - Where can I find marriage records?

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• 1661-1957: Nova Scotia Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Canada Marriages, 1661-1949
Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001
Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957
Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932
Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1877
Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711-1909
Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905



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• 1763-1942: Marriage Index and Records at the Nova Scotia Archives




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Death - Where can I find death records?

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• 1664-1957: Nova Scotia Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001
Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955
Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877
Nova Scotia Deaths, 1956-1957
Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957
Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905
Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896 (includes deaths)
Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955
Canadian Headstones
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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• 1864-1877, 1908-1967: Death Index and Records at the Nova Scotia Archives




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