Nova Scotia Archives and Libraries

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

The following archives and libraries may have useful genealogical information for Nova Scotia:

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0N3
Telephone: 613-996-7458

Personnel Records Unit
Researcher Services Division
National Archives of Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N3

Nova Scotia Archives
6016 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 1W4
Telephone: 902-424-6060
Fax: 902-424-0628

Centre d'archives de la Capitale
2424 Watt St.
Sainte-Foy PQ G1P 3T3
Telephone: 418-683-5784

Le Centre d'études acadiennes (Center for Acadian Studies)
Université de Moncton
Moncton, NB E1A 3E9
Telephone: 506-858-4085
Fax: 506-858-4086

Nova Scotia Museum
1747 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
Telephone: 902-424-6471
Fax: 902-424-0560

Planters Studies Center
c/o Acadia University Library
Mrs. Patricia Townsend, Archivist
Wolfville, NS B0P 1X0
Telephone: 902-585-1412

Family History Library
35 N. West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400

Most microfilms available at the library can also be distributed to local family history centers. A current list of Family History Centers in your area can be obtained from the Family History Library.

Nova Scotia Online Records[edit | edit source]

Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards[edit | edit source]

Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:

  • Locate other researchers.
  • Post queries.
  • Send and receive E-mail.
  • Search large databases.
  • Search computer libraries.
  • Join in computer chat and lecture sessions.

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Nova Scotia in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.

Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of September 1997, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:

Canadian Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Lists county, provincial, and national sources, personal pages, and publications.

Roots-L[edit | edit source]

A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.

FamilySearch™[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.