Nova Scotia, Queens County, Genealogical Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Queens, Nova Scotia,  Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Various
Collection years 1700-1950
Languages English
Title in the Language
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Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes records from 1700 to 1950. These records include genealogical notes that were extracted from local newspapers and other sources on about 1,700 Queens County families. The files are arranged alphabetically by surname. Within the files, the papers are arranged alphabetically by given name.

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This collection may contain the following information:

  • Names of children
  • Names of parents
  • Birth dates
  • Death dates
  • Marriage dates
  • Names of cousins
  • Causes of deaths
  • Occupations
  • Maiden names of wives
  • Places of birth, marriage and death
  • Residences at a certain time of the events

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  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

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  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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- They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.

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Collection Citation

"Nova Scotia, Queens County, Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith, 1700-1950" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Archives and Records Management, Halifax.

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