Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Births
Collection years 1702-1896
Languages English
Title in the Language Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1702 to 1896. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth and Christening

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Father's birthplace
  • Mother's birthplace

How Do I Search This Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

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

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Consult the Nova Scotia Record Finder to find other records
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or an abbreviation of their given name
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

Record Finder

Consult the Nova Scotia Record Finder Table to find other records

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms, 1702-1896." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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