Category Archives: Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia births for 1922 now online and searchable

The Nova Scotia Archives has finally posted the birth registrations for 1922 on its website. The records are searchable by first and last name, place, county, and year. In May, the provincial archives added death records for 1972, and in … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia marriages from 1947 now available online

Nova Scotia Archives last week added marriages from 1947 to its website, and they are searchable by name. In May, the provincial archives updated its online death records, adding deaths from 1972. No sign yet of when more birth records … Continue reading

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Another 30,000 Nova Scotia births, marriages and deaths go online this summer

Nova Scotia Archives yesterday announced that the latest batch of historical vital statistics is on its way. The 2023 batch of historical vital statistics are currently being prepared for the provincial archives’ website. That means 30,000 previously unreleased records will … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Obituaries website finds new home

Effective April 25, the Nova Scotia Obituaries website, NSobit.ca, will be hosted by the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS). But be patient. Volunteers at GANS are working at setting up the obituary records on their website, but it may … Continue reading

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University of Glasgow launches collection of Gaelic recordings from Nova Scotia

The University of Glasgow this week launched a collection of Gaelic recordings made in Nova Scotia. The collection includes interviews, conversations, music, hymns and psalms, and songs largely from people in Nova Scotia. Most of the material is in Scottish … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia 1920 births fully transcribed and searchable

Thanks to the work of volunteers, the birth records for 1920 on Nova Scotia Archives’ website are fully transcribed and now being worked into the searchable database of provincial birth, marriage and death records. Death records for 1971 and marriage … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia death records for 1971 available online

Nova Scotia Archives has added death registrations for 1971 to its website. These digitized records are available to search and transcribe. To search for a 1971 death record, you may first need to click on skip in the Transcribe registration box, and … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia’s adoption records now open

On May 1, Nova Scotia’s Adoption Records Act opened adoption records to provide access to information for an adopted person, birth parent, birth sibling, and other relatives. Adopted people and birth parents still get to choose if their identifying information … Continue reading

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Exhibit to explore African Nova Scotians’ connection to the sea

A new collaboration will see the history of African Nova Scotians involved in the seafaring industries honoured with a travelling museum exhibit. The African Nova Scotian Seafaring Project is a collaboration between the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, the Black Loyalist … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia 1946 marriage records now available to search by surname — and transcribe

Nova Scotia Archives yesterday published on its website the province’s 1946 civil marriage registrations for transcription. The release is almost exactly a year after they published the 1945 marriages. The good news is you can search the collection by the … Continue reading

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