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== Record Description ==
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| title = Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Nova Scotia Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 
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| RW_URL_01 = [https://archives.novascotia.ca/genealogy/church-registers Nova Scotia Archives Church Records]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/ The Nova Scotia Genealogy Network Association] 
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| RW_URL_03 = [https://novascotiagenealogy.com/ Nova Scotia Genealogy] 
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/encyclopedia/ChurchofEnglandinCanada-AnglicanChurch.htm Church of England in Canada]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://archives.novascotia.ca/ Nova Scotia Genealogy]
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| custodian = [http://www.antigonishdiocese.com/ Antigonish Catholic Diocese]
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These records cover 1720-2001, and dates vary for each parish.
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
This collection contains parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths, a few census and other records for some Catholic and Church of England in Canada parishes from Nova Scotia. Some parish registers are written in French or Latin.  
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These church records cover 1720-2001, and dates vary for each parish. These records include parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths, a few censuses, and other records for some Church of England in Canada and Catholic parishes from Nova Scotia. Some parish registers are written in French or Latin. Nova Scotia church records are generally found in the individual parishes or congregations or in church-diocesan archive centers. The individual parishes are found in the [[Nova Scotia Church Records]] article.  
  
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].
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===To Browse This Collection===
 
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{{Collection Browse Link
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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|CID= CID1925428
 
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| title = Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001
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.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.}}  
 
 
 
[[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  ==
 
 
 
<gallery>
 
Image:Nova Scotia Church Records DGS 5190384 135 Baptism.jpg|Baptism
 
Image:Nova Scotia Church Records DGS 5190456 163 Confirmation Record.jpg|Confirmation Record
 
Image:Nova Scotia Church Records DGS 5190382 245 Marriage.jpg|Marriage
 
Image:Nova Scotia Church Records DGS 5190382 234 Burial.jpg|Burial
 
</gallery>
 
 
 
'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
 
  
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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'''Baptismal records''' usually contain the following information:
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Full name of child  
 
*Full name of child  
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*Father's occupation
 
*Father's occupation
  
'''These confirmation records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Confirmation records''' usually contain the following information:  
 
 
 
*Name of child  
 
*Name of child  
 
*Date of baptism  
 
*Date of baptism  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:  
 
 
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Their places of residence  
 
*Their places of residence  
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*Name of officiator at ceremony
 
*Name of officiator at ceremony
  
'''These burial records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Burial records''' usually contain the following information:  
 
 
 
*Name of deceased and their residence  
 
*Name of deceased and their residence  
 
*Age of the deceased  
 
*Age of the deceased  
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*Sometimes, a spouse's name if deceased was married
 
*Sometimes, a spouse's name if deceased was married
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
  
To begin your search for baptisms, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
*Name of parents
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*Approximate year of birth
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Image:Nova Scotia Church Records DGS 5190384 135 Baptism.jpg|Baptism
*County
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Image:Nova Scotia Church Records DGS 5190456 163 Confirmation Record.jpg|Confirmation Record
 
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Image:Nova Scotia Church Records DGS 5190382 245 Marriage.jpg|Marriage
To begin your search for marriages, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
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Image:Nova Scotia Church Records DGS 5190382 234 Burial.jpg|Burial
 
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*Names of bride or groom
 
*Approximate year of marriage
 
*County
 
 
 
To begin your search for burials, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:  
 
 
 
*Name of deceased
 
*Approximate year of burial
 
*County
 
 
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
 
 
To search this collection by browsing images:
 
 
 
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br>
 
⇒Select the appropriate "County"<br>
 
⇒Select the appropriate "City or Town"<br>
 
⇒Select the appropriate "Name of Denomination and Parish"<br>
 
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Year Range" which will take you to the images.
 
 
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors 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.
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== How Do I Search This Collection?==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1925428/waypoints Browse Page] then:
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# Select the '''County'''
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# Select the '''City or Town'''
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# Select the '''Denomination and Parish'''
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# Select the '''Record Type and Year Range'''
  
*[http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/encyclopedia/ChurchofEnglandinCanada-AnglicanChurch.htm Church of England in Canada]
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1925428 Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
*[[Nova Scotia]]  
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== What Do I Do Next ==
*[[Nova Scotia Church Records]]
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Cite the record. See [[#Citing This Collection|below]] for help citing this collection.
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*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 [http://www.antigonishdiocese.com/ Antigonish Catholic Diocese] page.
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*To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf example research log] which you can download.
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*Use the information you have found to find the person in census records.
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
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*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.
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*Search the records of nearby areas
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*Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
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:- They might have been listed under a middle name, [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nicknamegiven-name-equivalents.htm nickname], or [[Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records|abbreviation]] of their given name.
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:-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.
  
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== Citing This Collection  ==
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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.
  
== Citing Family Search Historical Collections  ==
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;Collection Citation:
  
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.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Nova Scotia.}}
  
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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{{Image_Citation}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
"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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years 1720-2001
Languages English, Latin, French Word List|French
Title in the Language
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Antigonish Catholic Diocese


What is in This Collection?

These church records cover 1720-2001, and dates vary for each parish. These records include parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths, a few censuses, and other records for some Church of England in Canada and Catholic parishes from Nova Scotia. Some parish registers are written in French or Latin. Nova Scotia church records are generally found in the individual parishes or congregations or in church-diocesan archive centers. The individual parishes are found in the Nova Scotia Church Records article.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

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

Confirmation records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Date of baptism
  • Date of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Place of birth of parents
  • Names of witnesses

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

Burial 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


Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. 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

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the City or Town
  3. Select the Denomination and Parish
  4. Select the Record Type and Year Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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.

What Do I Do Next

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • 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 Antigonish Catholic Diocese page.
  • To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example example research log which you can download.
  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • 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.

Citing This Collection

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
"Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Nova Scotia.
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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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.