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Nova Scotia is a penninsula on the east coast of Canada. Settlements in Nova Scotia (the Latin term for "New Scotland")&nbsp;began in 1604. In the 1600s, Nova Scotia was part of Acadia.&nbsp;All of Nova Scotia passed into possession of&nbsp;Great Britain in&nbsp;1713. The Province of Nova Scotia was formed in 1867, being one of the original four provinces to join the Confederation.  
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Guide to '''Nova Scotia ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
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==Nova Scotia Information==
  
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Nova Scotia is a peninsula on the east coast of Canada. Settlements in Nova Scotia (the Latin term for "New Scotland")&nbsp;began in 1604. In the 1600s, Nova Scotia was part of Acadia.&nbsp;All of Nova Scotia passed into possession of Great Britain in 1713. The Province of Nova Scotia was formed in 1867, being one of the original four provinces to join the Confederation.
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==Getting Started ==
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*[[Annapolis County, Nova Scotia|Annapolis]]
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<h3>Getting Started with Nova Scotia Research</h3>
*[[Antigonish County, Nova Scotia|Antigonish]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Nova Scotia research.
*[[Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia|Cape Breton]]
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*[[How to Locate Your Ancestor in Canada|How to Locate Your Ancestor in Canada]]  
*[[Colchester County, Nova Scotia|Colchester]]  
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*[[How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor|How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor]]  
*[[Cumberland County, Nova Scotia|Cumberland]]  
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*[[Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records|Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records]]  
*[[Digby County, Nova Scotia|Digby]]  
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*[[Canada Online Genealogy Records|Canada Online Genealogy Records]]
*[[Guysborough County, Nova Scotia|Guysborough]]
 
  
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*[[Halifax County, Nova Scotia|Halifax]]
 
*[[Hants County, Nova Scotia|Hants]]
 
*[[Inverness County, Nova Scotia|Inverness]]
 
*[[Kings County, Nova Scotia|Kings]]
 
*[[Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia|Lunenburg]]
 
*[[Pictou County, Nova Scotia|Pictou]]
 
  
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*[[Queens County, Nova Scotia|Queens]]
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<h3>Nova Scotia Research Tools</h3>
*[[Richmond County, Nova Scotia|Richmond]]  
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Nova Scotia research.
*[[Shelburne County, Nova Scotia|Shelburne]]  
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*[http://www.pier21.ca/home/ Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21]  
*[[Sunbury County, Nova Scotia|Sunbury]]  
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*[http://www.telusplanet.net/public/mtoll/ Mary's Genealogy Treasures - Canadian research resource]  
*[[Victoria County, Nova Scotia|Victoria]]
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Nova_Scotia/ David Rumsey Map Collection]  
*[[Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia|Yarmouth]]
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca National Archives of Canada] - includes census indexes for 1871, 1881 and 1891
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*[http://www.novascotiagenealogy.com Nova Scotia Archives] - early births, marriages, and deaths available online
  
 
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{{Click|Image:Novascotia.png|Nova Scotia Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
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==Nova Scotia Map==
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==Historical Counties==
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*[[Annapolis County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Annapolis County]]
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*[[Antigonish County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Antigonish County]]
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*[[Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Cape Breton County]]
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*[[Colchester County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Colchester County]]
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*[[Cumberland County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Cumberland County]]
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*[[Digby County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Digby County]]
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*[[Guysborough County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Guysborough County]]
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*[[Halifax County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Halifax County]]
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*[[Hants County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Hants County]]
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*[[Inverness County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Inverness County]]
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*[[Kings County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Kings County]]
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*[[Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Lunenburg County]]
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*[[Pictou County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Pictou County]]
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*[[Queens County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Queens County]]
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*[[Richmond County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Richmond County]]
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*[[Shelburne County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Shelburne County]]
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*[[Sunbury County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Sunbury County]]
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*[[Victoria County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Victoria County]]
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*[[Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Genealogy|Yarmouth County]]
  
=== Research Tools  ===
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'''Wiki articles describing online collecrtions are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Nova Scotia Antigonish Catholic Diocese Rcords (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Census 1861 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Nova Scotia Census 1861 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Nova Scotia Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia, Queens County, Genealogical Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Nova Scotia, Queens County, Genealogical Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Nova Scotia Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
=== Featured Article  ===
 
 
 
Nova Scotia was the first European settlement north of Florida. Joao Fagudes set up a small settlement there in 1523. [[Nova Scotia History|Read more...]]
 
 
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
 
 
Pier 21{·}} Halifax Road or Grand Communication Route
 
 
 
=== Did You Know?  ===
 
 
 
Early vital records of Nova Scotia, Canada are viewable over the Internet for the first time at [http://www.novascotiagenealogy.com www.novascotiagenealogy.com] and they are free.
 
 
 
Free census records for Nova Scotia and other provinces can be found at&nbsp;[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca www.collectionscanada.gc.ca]. Records for 1871, 1881 and 1891 are indexed. Indexes for some of the others can be found at Ancestry.com which is available free at most FamilySearch Centers through the [https://familysearch.org/help/viewdocument?documentId=106761&sliceId=SAL_Public&userQuery=portal+websites Family History Center Portal].
 
 
 
=== Things You Can Do  ===
 
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
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== Migration Routes ==
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*[[Canadian Pacific Railway]]
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*Halifax Road or Grand Communication Route
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*Pier 21
  
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
*[[Edit a page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/30?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
*[[How to author an article in the Wiki|Create a new article]]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=NS Family History Center locator map]
*[[How to categorize an article|Categorize articles]]<br>
 
  
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*[https://novascotiaancestors.ca/ Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia] Searching for your Nova Scotia ancestors.
  
=== Websites  ===
 
  
*[http://www.pier21.ca/home/ Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21]
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/novascotiagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Nova Scotia]
 
*[http://www.telusplanet.net/public/mtoll/ Mary's Genealogy Treasures - great research resource]
 
 
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*'''[[Nova Scotia Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]'''
 
*[[Nova Scotia Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Biographies|Biographies]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Business Records & Commerce|Business and Commerce]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Census|Census]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[First Nations of Nova Scotia|First Nations]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia History|History]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Land and Property Records|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Maps and Gazetteers|Maps and Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Minorities|Minorities]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Municipal Records|Municipal Records]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
 
*[[Canada Native Races|Native Races]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia School Records|School Records]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
  
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Guide to Nova Scotia ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Nova Scotia Information

Nova Scotia is a peninsula on the east coast of Canada. Settlements in Nova Scotia (the Latin term for "New Scotland") began in 1604. In the 1600s, Nova Scotia was part of Acadia. All of Nova Scotia passed into possession of Great Britain in 1713. The Province of Nova Scotia was formed in 1867, being one of the original four provinces to join the Confederation.

Getting Started

Getting Started with Nova Scotia Research

Links to articles on getting started with Nova Scotia research.


Nova Scotia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Nova Scotia research.

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Nova Scotia Map

Nova Scotia in Canada.png

Historical Counties

Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources