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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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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; from Delaware, State Marriage Records 23 November 1913, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,063.
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"Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2011:" images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 8 February 2011). entry for John Green, died 5 May 1795; citing Church Records, Chester, Chester, Church of England in Canada St Stephen, Baptism, marriages, burials 1775-1859, image 23; Various Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes throughout Nova Scotia, Canada.  
 
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: 21 March 2011), Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, 1880; from La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal, San Salvador.
 
  
 
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001 .
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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.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in parish registers are:

  • Name of person who was baptized, married, or who died
  • Names of parents (sometimes includes the maiden name of the mother) in birth or baptismal records
  • Names of parents or name of spouse in death records
  • Date of birth or baptism, marriage, and death or burial
  • Place of birth or baptism, marriage, and death or burial

How to Use the Record

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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Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection

"Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2011:" images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 8 February 2011). entry for John Green, died 5 May 1795; citing Church Records, Chester, Chester, Church of England in Canada St Stephen, Baptism, marriages, burials 1775-1859, image 23; Various Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes throughout Nova Scotia, Canada.

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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.

Nova Scotia, Canada. Various parishes in Nova Scotia. Parish registers. Various Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes throughout Nova Scotia, Canada.

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