Nova Scotia Newspapers
Newspapers are a helpful source when church and community records do not exist or are incomplete. Up to the late 1800s, few births were reported, and most marriages and deaths reported were of people in high social positions. The majority of the early newspapers for the whole province of Nova Scotia are at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia (many on microfilm). The Family History Library has the following:
Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers. Halifax: Genealogical Committee of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, 1978–. 13 vols. (FHL book 971.6 V29p; beginning with fiche 6099917.) The volumes cover 1813–1854.
Tratt, Gertrude E. N. A Survey and Listing of Nova Scotia Newspapers, 1752–1957. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Dalhousie University 1979. (FHL book 971.6 B33t; fiche 6087817.)
Nova Scotia Newspapers: A Directory and Union List, 1752–1988. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Dalhousie University, School of Library and Informational Studies, 1990. (FHL book 971.6 B33n9.)