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Archdiocese of Halifax<br>P.O. Box 1527<br>Halifax, NS B3J 2Y3<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 902-429-9800<br>Fax: 902-423-5201 <br>Internet: http://www.catholichalifax.org/
 
Archdiocese of Halifax<br>P.O. Box 1527<br>Halifax, NS B3J 2Y3<br>CANADA<br>Telephone: 902-429-9800<br>Fax: 902-423-5201 <br>Internet: http://www.catholichalifax.org/
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[http://www.ancestry.ca/drouin/ Drouin Collection 1621-1967 Ancestry.com index of French Canadian records]. This collection has over 15 million entries for French Canadian genealogical and vital records. Be sure to search for spelling variations of the ancestor's name. This index includes Quebec notarial, vital, and church records, Acadian Catholic records, Ontario French Catholic records, early French Catholic records in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Wisconsin.
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=== Presbyterian ===
 
=== Presbyterian ===

Revision as of 18:46, 18 April 2008

The Public Archives of Nova Scotia has many original church registers as well as microfilm copies. The Protestant registers generally cover 1780–1914. There are Catholic records 1679–1914. A list of these holdings can be found in Genealogical Research in Nova Scotia, by Terrence M. Punch.

Church records, besides those above, are generally found in the individual parishes or congregations or in church-diocesan archive centers. For more information concerning the whereabouts of certain registers, contact the appropriate denomination below:

Anglican

Diocese of Nova Scotia
Attention: Archivist
5732 College Street
Halifax, NS B3H 1X3
CANADA
Telephone: 902-420-0717
Fax: 902-425-0717
Internet: http://www.nspeidiocese.ca/

Written authorization is required to use these records. Some searches can be made by mail.

Baptist

Vaughn Memorial Library
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B0P 1X0
CANADA
Telephone: 902-585-1249
Fax: 902-585-1073
Internet: http://library.acadiau.ca/archives
Internet: http://luxor.acadiau.ca/lib2006/guides/history/newsa.html

The Atlantic Baptist Historical Collection does not contain birth, baptism, marriage, or death certificates. The most useful genealogical information is the list of church members; it usually gives the dates members were received into the church, their date of baptism, and, if applicable, the date of their dismissal from the church.

Catholic

Most registers are still found in the individual parishes. Sometimes information can be obtained from:

Archdiocese of Halifax
P.O. Box 1527
Halifax, NS B3J 2Y3
CANADA
Telephone: 902-429-9800
Fax: 902-423-5201
Internet: http://www.catholichalifax.org/

Drouin Collection 1621-1967 Ancestry.com index of French Canadian records. This collection has over 15 million entries for French Canadian genealogical and vital records. Be sure to search for spelling variations of the ancestor's name. This index includes Quebec notarial, vital, and church records, Acadian Catholic records, Ontario French Catholic records, early French Catholic records in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Wisconsin.

Presbyterian

Presbyterian records are usually found in the individual churches. For more information, contact the church in the community in which you are researching.

United Church of Canada

Maritime Conference Archives
32 York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 4R4
CANADA
Telephone: 506-536-0998
Fax: 506-536-2900
E-mail: Maritime Conference Archives (Contact Maritime Conference Archives)
Internet: www.marconf.ca/archives.htm

Contact Person: Ms. Judith Colwell, Archivist

For registers of other denominations (such as Adventist, Congregationalist, Jewish, and Lutheran), determine the location of the church, and then arrange to see any records that may exist.

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