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  • Nova Scotia Resources at NEHGS

    David Allen Lambert

    Microfilm resources

    • Nova Scotia Births and Deaths – 1864 to 1877
    • Nova Scotia Marriages 1864 to 1918 (various ending years per county)
    • Marriage Bonds and Marriage License Records
    • 1851-1901 Nova Scotia Census
    • Nova Scotia Probate and Deeds all counties
    • The Casket newspaper
    • Fred Crowell’s, New Englanders to Nova Scotia
      (Also available as a database on


    General Sources for Nova Scotia Research

    Fergusson, Charles Bruce, The boundaries of Nova Scotia and its counties. (Halifax, N.S.: Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1966).

    Hillman, Thomas A., Catalogue of census returns on microfilm, 1666-1891. (Ottawa, Canada : Public Archives Canada, 1987).

    Marble, Allan Everett, A catalogue of published genealogies of Nova Scotia families. 
    Publication info. (Halifax : Genealogical Association of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society. 1984).

    Morris, Julie, Nova Scotia genealogical sources : county guide series. (Halifax, N.S. : Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1988).

    Public Archives of Nova Scotia Archives, Genealogy source : where to find genealogical information in Nova Scotia. (Halifax, N.S. : Council of Nova Scotia Archives, 2002).

    Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Place-names and places of Nova Scotia.  (Belleville, Ont.: Mika Pub. Co., 1982).

    Punch, Terrence M., Genealogical research in Nova Scotia. (Halifax, NS : Nimbus, 1998).   

    _______________ and Cj Stevens, “Researching Nova Scotian Ancestry.” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (October 1984) 138:251-277.

    Sanborn, George F., “Genealogical Research in Nova Scotia”, published in : A Guide to the Library of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. (Boston, NEHGS, 2004), p. 238-245.

    The Nova Scotia Genealogist (Genealogical Association of N.S.
    Publication info. Halifax, N.S. : The Association, 1983-to present).

    Various Immigration Studies

    Bell, Winthrop Pickard, Register of the foreign Protestants of Nova Scotia, ca. 1749-1770 (Guelph, ON : J. Christopher Young, 2003).

    Conrad, Margaret, They Planted Well : New England Planters In Maritime Canada. (Fredericton, N.B.: Acadiensis Press, 1988).

    Conrad, Margaret, Intimate relations : family and community in Planter Nova Scotia, 1759-1800. (Fredericton, N.B. : Acadiensis Press, 1995).

    Crowell, Fred E., New Englanders in Nova Scotia (Boston : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1979) [Microfilm]

    Gilroy, Marion, Loyalists and land settlement in Nova Scotia. (Halifax, N.S.,1937).

    Hodges, Graham Russell, The Black loyalist directory : African Americans in exile after the American Revolution. (New York : Garland Pub. in association with the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996).

    Merz, Johannes Helmut, The Hessians Of Nova Scotia. (Hamilton, Ont.: German Canadian Historical Book Publishing, 1994).   

    Morrison, James H., Common Heritage: an annotated bibliography of ethnic groups in Nova Scotia. (Halifax, N.S.: International Education Centre, Saint Mary's University, 1984).

    Niles, Samuel, New England's victory at Louisburg in 1745. (Providence, R.I. : Society of Colonial Wars. Rhode Island, 1986).

    Peterson, Jean, The Loyalist guide : Nova Scotian Loyalists and their documents. 
    (Halifax, N.S.: Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1983).

    Public Archives of Nova Scotia, The Loyalist guide : Nova Scotian Loyalists and their documents. (Halifax, N.S.: Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1983).

    Punch, Terrence M., A list of the settlers from Montbeliard to Nova Scotia, 1749-1752.  [Canada, T.M. Punch, 1988] NEHGS Manuscript

    Rompkey, Ronald, German emigration to Nova Scotia in the mid-eighteenth century. 
     (Edmonton, Alta. : Alberta Genealogical Society, 1983).

    Ross, Sally, The Acadians of Nova Scotia, past and present.(Halifax, N.S. : Nimbus, 1992).

    Smith, Clifford Neal, Whereabouts of some American refugees, 1784-1800 : Nova Scotian land grants. (McNeal, Ariz.: Westland Publications, 1992).

    Smith, Leonard H., Nova Scotia immigrants to 1867. (Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992).

    Wetmore, Donald, Loyalists in Nova Scotia. (Hantsport, N.S. : Lancelot Press, 1983).

    Township Records

    NEHGS has microfilm of the following township records: Annapolis, Argyle, Annapolis, Aylesford, Barrington, Chester, Cornwallis, Douglas, Fort Lawrence, Granville, Horton Liverpool , Londonderry, Maccan, Manchester, Newport, Parrsboro, St. Mary's (area of Guysborough Co.), Stormont, Truro, Tusket, Weymouth, Wilmot, and Windsor.

    Jacquard, Carol, The Argyle Township books. (Tusket, N.S. : Argyle Municipality Historical & Genealogy Society, 1994).

    Evans, Lorna Woodman, Township books, Kings County, Nova Scotia : Aylesford, Cornwallis, Horton. (Kentville, N.S. : Family History Committee of the Kings Historical Society, 1996).

    Terry, Patricia A.,Barrington Township records : early records of marriages, births and deaths in Barrington, Nova Scotia, from the year 1761. (Yarmouth, N.S. : Stoneycroft, 1994).

    Duncanson, John V., Falmouth- a New England township in Nova Scotia, 1760-1965. (Windsor, Ont.:1965)

    Eagles, Douglas Eaton, Horton Township records, Kings Co., Nova Scotia : register of births, marriages and deaths, 1751-1895.(Sarnia, Ont. : D.E. Eagles, 1974).

    Long, Richard G., Vital records from the Truro, Nova Scotia, township record book for the years 1755-1799. (Myersville, Md: R.G. Long, 2002).

    Trask, Gwen Guiou, Early vital records of the township of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1762-1811 : first and second books, including births, deaths, marriages, and some minutes of township meetings. (Yarmouth, N.S.: Yarmouth County Historical Society, 1982).

    NEHGS also have the Ambrose F. Church Maps of Nova Scotia, and the Crown Land Maps for Nova Scotia.

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