Nova Scotia Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Probate, Land and Court   7: Maps and Gazetteers   8: Newspapers   9: Websites   10: Search Records   11: Get Help  




Project 9: Canada—Nova Scotia

Explore research in Nova Scotia.


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Goal 1: Learn about Nova Scotia research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Nova Scotia ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Nova Scotia.
    FS Wiki:—Nova Scotia—Finding Your Ancestors
  2. Explore resources for Nova Scotia research on Ancestry.
    AC—Nova Scotia Resources
  3. Explore the Genealogy Guide on the Nova Scotia Archives site.
  4. Learn about records for Nova Scotia.
    AA—Nova Scotia Guide">
  5. Learn about records from Prince Edward Island.
    AA—Prince Edward Island Guide">
  6. Use the Nova Scotia Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—Nova Scotia Record Selection Table





Goal 2: Learn about Nova Scotia archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nova Scotia archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Nova Scotia archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nova Scotia Archives and Libraries
  2. Learn more about Nova Scotia vital records in this article from FamilyHistoryAlive.
    Nova Scotia Vital Records: Births, Marriages, and Deaths
  3. Explore additional links for Nova Scotia archives and Nova Scotia libraries.


B. Learn about Nova Scotia city directories.

  1. Learn about Nova Scotia city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nova Scotia Directories


Goal 3: Learn about Nova Scotia vital and census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nova Scotia vital and birth records.

  1. Learn about Nova Scotia vital records in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Nova Scotia Vital Records
  2. Search for vital records on the Nova Scotia Genealogy site.
  3. Explore additional links for Nova Scotia birth, marriage, and death records.
  4. Learn about adoption records on the OriginsCanada site.

B. Explore Nova Scotia death records.

  1. Explore death record resources on the Death Indexes site.
  2. Explore Nova Scotia obituaries on the In Memoriam site.

C. Explore Nova Scotia census records.

  1. Get an overview of Nova Scotia censuses in this article.
    FS—Nova Scotia Census
  2. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Nova Scotia state and county census records.
  3. Explore additional links for Nova Scotia census records.


Goal 4: Learn about Nova Scotia church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nova Scotia church records.

  1. Get an overview of Nova Scotia church records in this article.
    FS—Nova Scotia Church Records
  2. Explore additional links for Nova Scotia church records.

B. Explore Nova Scotia cemetery records.

  1. Explore Nova Scotia cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Nova Scotia Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Nova Scotia cemetery records.
  3. Explore additional links for Nova Scotia cemetery records.
  4. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  5. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Nova Scotia emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nova Scotia emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Nova Scotia emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nova Scotia Emigration and Immigration
  2. Explore additional links for Nova Scotia immigration records.


Goal 6: Learn about Nova Scotia probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nova Scotia probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Nova Scotia probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nova Scotia Probate Records
  2. Learn about Nova Scotia land and property records.
    FS—Nova Scotia Land and property Records
  3. Learn about Nova Scotia land grants.
    Nova Scotia Land Grants


Goal 7: Learn about Nova Scotia maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Nova Scotia maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Nova Scotia maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Nova Scotia (search for Nova Scotia on the page).
  3. Explore historical Nova Scotia maps on the Historic Map Works site. Select North America, Canada, and Nova Scotia in the drop-down menus.







Goal 8: Learn about Nova Scotia newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Nova Scotia newspapers.

  1. Learn about Nova Scotia newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nova Scotia Newspapers

B. Explore Nova Scotia newspapers.

  1. Search Nova Scotia newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Nova Scotia newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Nova Scotia newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  4. Explore Nova Scotia newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.


Goal 9: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Nova Scotia research.

  1. Explore links on the CanGenealogy site.
  2. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 10: Search records from Nova Scotia.


Choices:

A. Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) to quickly search record collections and website links for Nova Scotia.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  2. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Findmypast.
  4. Explore additional record collections in MyHeritage.


Goal 11: Get help with your Nova Scotia research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Nova Scotia Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia page on Facebook.
  3. Find additional Facebook pages for Nova Scotia genealogy on the Genealogy on Facebook site.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Nova Scotia research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Nova Scotia research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Nova Scotia research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Nova Scotia research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Nova Scotia genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Nova Scotia in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nova Scotia Societies
  2. Explore Nova Scotia genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.