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Church records at the Archives in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  I am looking for a variety of Catholic and Anglican church records for Nova Scotia.  I have used the films at NEHGS, however I am trying to plan a trip this fall to do some research myself in Nova Scotia.  Can you offer some suggestions?


Answer:  The Archives of Nova Scotia at 6016 University Avenue in Halifax is a good place to start.  They have a database of their microfilm holdings of church records online at:   Do note that you can only examine and make notes from the records.  If you present a letter of permission from the church in question you can make microfilm copies at .50 cents per page when you visit.  You can also obtain a listing of the Anglican, Catholic and other church archives contacts online at:

Posted by Ryan Woods at 08/23/2011 11:48:43 PM | 

It is worth remembering that before 1784, Nova Scotia included New Brunswick. With the coming of the United Empire Loyalists following the War of Independence, New Brunswick became a separate province to facilitate their settlement. if early records are sought New Brunswick should be identified separately.
Posted by: B Clarkson ( Email ) at 8/24/2011 10:54 AM

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