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Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records for some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes from Nova Scotia. These records cover 1720-2001, and dates vary for each parish. Some parish registers are written in French or Latin.  
 
Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records for some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes from Nova Scotia. These records cover 1720-2001, and dates vary for each parish. Some parish registers are written in French or Latin.  
  
== Citation for This Collection  ==
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1925428/waypoints Browse].
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
  
 
{{Collection citation | text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Parishes in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia church records. Parishes in Nova Scotia, Canada.<!--bibdescend--> }}  
 
{{Collection citation | text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Parishes in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia church records. Parishes in Nova Scotia, Canada.<!--bibdescend--> }}  
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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[[Nova Scotia Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in parish registers are:'''  
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Image:Nova Scotia Church Records DGS 5190384 135 Baptism.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Nova Scotia Church Records DGS 5190382 245 Marriage.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Nova Scotia Church Records DGS 5190382 234 Burial.jpg|Burial
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'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Full name of child
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*Birth date
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*Some church records record legitimacy of child
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*Parents' names and their residence
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*Father's occupation
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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*Names of the bride and groom
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*Their places of residence
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Names of witnesses
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*Name of officiator at ceremony
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'''These buriel records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Name of person who was baptized, married, or who died
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*Names of parents (sometimes includes the maiden name of the mother) in birth or baptismal records
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*Names of parents or name of spouse in death records
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*Name of deceased and their residence
*Date of birth or baptism, marriage, and death or burial  
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*Age of the deceased
*Place of birth or baptism, marriage, and death or burial
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*Date of burial
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*Name of person performing burial ceremony
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*Sometimes, parents' names if deceased is a child
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*Sometimes, a spouse's name if deceased was married
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
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To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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*Ancestors name
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*Approximate year of birth, marriage or death
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*Religious Denomination
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*Place of event
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==== Search the Collection ====
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'''Searching the Images'''
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "County" category<br> ⇒Select the "City or Town" category<br> ⇒Select the "Name of Denomination and Parish" category<br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and Year Range" which will take you to the images.
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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==== General Information About These Records ====
 
Because civil registration of births and deaths was sporadic in Nova Scotia until 1908, church records are a very important source for birth or baptism, marriage, and death or burial information. Use parish registers to identify individuals, parents, spouses, event dates, places of residence, and possible relatives who may have served as witnesses.  
 
Because civil registration of births and deaths was sporadic in Nova Scotia until 1908, church records are a very important source for birth or baptism, marriage, and death or burial information. Use parish registers to identify individuals, parents, spouses, event dates, places of residence, and possible relatives who may have served as witnesses.  
  
 
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*[http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/encyclopedia/ChurchofEnglandinCanada-AnglicanChurch.htm Church of England in Canada]
 
 
[http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/encyclopedia/ChurchofEnglandinCanada-AnglicanChurch.htm Church of England in Canada]  
 
  
 
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
==== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
"Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2011," digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 March 2012), Chester &gt; Chester &gt; Church of England in Canada St Stephen &gt; Baptisms, marriages, burials 1775-1859 &gt; image 23 of 478, John Green, 5 May 1795; citing Various Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes throughout Nova Scotia, Canada.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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"Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2011," digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 March 2012), Chester &gt; Chester &gt; Church of England in Canada St Stephen &gt; Baptisms, marriages, burials 1775-1859 &gt; image 23 of 478, John Green, 5 May 1795; citing Various Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes throughout Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Record Description

Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and other records for some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes from Nova Scotia. These records cover 1720-2001, and dates vary for each parish. Some parish registers are written in French or Latin.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Parishes in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia church records. Parishes in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptismal records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Full name of child
  • Birth date
  • Some church records record legitimacy of child
  • Parents' names and their residence
  • Father's occupation

These marriage records usually contain the following information:


  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Their places of residence
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of officiator at ceremony

These buriel records usually contain the following information:


  • Name of deceased and their residence
  • Age of the deceased
  • Date of burial
  • Name of person performing burial ceremony
  • Sometimes, parents' names if deceased is a child
  • Sometimes, a spouse's name if deceased was married

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Ancestors name
  • Approximate year of birth, marriage or death
  • Religious Denomination
  • Place of event

Search the Collection

Searching the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County" category
⇒Select the "City or Town" category
⇒Select the "Name of Denomination and Parish" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Year Range" which will take you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

General Information About These Records

Because civil registration of births and deaths was sporadic in Nova Scotia until 1908, church records are a very important source for birth or baptism, marriage, and death or burial information. Use parish registers to identify individuals, parents, spouses, event dates, places of residence, and possible relatives who may have served as witnesses.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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Citing Family Search Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2011," digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 March 2012), Chester > Chester > Church of England in Canada St Stephen > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1775-1859 > image 23 of 478, John Green, 5 May 1795; citing Various Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes throughout Nova Scotia, Canada.