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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths
Collection years 1864-1877
Languages English
Title in the Language Nova Scotia Deaths
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax



What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes images of Nova Scotia death records from 1864-1877. Civil registration of deaths in Nova Scotia began in 1864.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of deceased
  • Name of father
  • Maiden name of mother
  • Name of spouse
  • Gender
  • Age at death

  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial

  • Marital status
  • Name of cemetery
  • Name of funeral home
  • Place of residence

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select County
  2. Select Year Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Cite the record. See below for help citing this collection
  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax page
  • 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

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Nova Scotia Record Finder to find other records
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives
  • 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 abbreviation of their given name
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Nova Scotia.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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