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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
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“Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KML6-B1F : accessed 26 June 2012); Mary Ada Carde, delayed birth; citing Nova Scotia, Vital Records, Nova Scotia National Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  
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“Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KML6-B1F : accessed 26 June 2012), Mary Ada Carde, 1899. delayed birth; citing Nova Scotia, Vital Records, Nova Scotia National Archives, Halifax, 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]].
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].

Revision as of 21:01, 26 June 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description

This index was created by the Nova Scotia Archives. The collection contains registered births from 1864-1877 with some birth entries as early as 1810, delayed births 1836-1907, marriages 1763-1932, and deaths 1864-1877, 1908-1957.

This collection will include records for the dates 1763-1957 when complete.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Nova Scotia Archives. Nova Scotia, Vital Records. Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in the birth records usually include the following information:

  • Full name of child
  • Date of birth and place of child
  • Gender
  • Names of parents
  • Birthplace of parents
  • Registration date and number
  • Names of witnesses

Key genealogical facts found in the marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Full name of groom
  • Full name and maiden name of bride
  • Grooms father’s occupation
  • Bride’s father’s occupation
  • Names of parents for both bride and groom
  • Place of birth for parents
  • Place and date of marriage
  • Names of witnesses
  • Age at marriage

Key genealogical facts found in the death records usually include the following information:

  • Full name of deceased
  • Date and place of burial
  • Date and place of death
  • Occupation
  • Gender
  • Cause of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Age at death
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse
  • Name of parents

How to Use the Record

In order to search this collection, you will need to know the following information:

  • Ancestors name
  • Place of residence for the parents at the time of the birth
  • Names of family members

If you can't find the information that you are looking for:

  • Try looking in the census records for the possible place of residence at the time of the event.
  • Search for nicknames of the ancestor (Tom, Ben, Mike etc.) this might give you a clue if you can't find their full name on the record.
  • Look in the land records, this will give you a clue on where to search for the residence at the time of event.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Related Websites

Nova Scotia Genealogy

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.

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


Citing FamilySearch 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.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Nova Scotia, Vital Records, 1763-1957,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KML6-B1F : accessed 26 June 2012), Mary Ada Carde, 1899. delayed birth; citing Nova Scotia, Vital Records, Nova Scotia National Archives, Halifax, 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.