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Archives - Libraries - Museums
- Beaton Institute for Cape Breton Studies Mandated to collect and conserve the social, economic, political, and cultural history of Cape Breton Island. Housed in the collection are manuscripts, photographs, audio and video tapes, maps, newspapers, and books.
- MacDonald House Museum A museum dedicated to the settlers of Lake Ainslie, Nova Scotia. We have an 1850's home, 1930's barn and school.
- Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management Information on using the Archives, getting started in your genealogical research, online searchable finding aids, virtual exhibit.
- Nova Scotia Museum Historical and natural science content, Museum policies, complete directory of museums and heritage societies in Nova Scotia. Over 2000 pages.
- Nova Scotia Regional Libraries Information on, and links to many of the Regional Libraries in NS.
- Parkdale Maplewood Community Museum Museum Collection, museum gardens, special features, coming events, newsletter.
- Queens County Museum The Queens Co. and Simeon Perkins Museums and the Thomas H. Raddall Research Centre.
- Yarmouth County Historical Society List of resources available in the archives, and sample images from the Archives' extensive photograph collection.
Birth, Marriage, Death
- Fortress of Louisbourg Parish Records 1713 - 1758 Between 1713 and 1758, parish priests maintained records of the births, marriages, and deaths of the people of the Fortress of Louisbourg. These records are available for online browsing.
- Nova Scotia Vital Statistics Responsible for registration of vital events of birth, death, and marriage which occur in NS. Includes details on how to obtain information for genealogical purposes.
- Registers St. Peter's RC Church, Sheet Harbour The complete baptism and marriage records for St. Peter's Sheet Harbour RC Church from 1857 to 1906. Also, link to complete cemetery transcription of St. Peter's.
- Saint James Anglican Church Cemetery Includes the name, date of birth, date of death, colour of the headstone and other various comments for the Saint James Anglican Church Cemetery, Boutilier's Point, Halifax County, NS.
Cemetery - Obituary
- Pier 21 Society At Pier 21 on the Halifax waterfront, 1.5 million immigrants first set foot on Canadian soil. During World War II, 3,000 British evacuee children, 50,000 war brides and their 22,000 children, over 100,000 refugees passed through Pier 21.
- Annapolis County Genealogy Page Information on the following families in Annapolis County: Bent, Farnsworth, Hudson, Young. In Halifax & Guysborough Counties: Whitewood, Warren, Glencross.
- Cape Breton Roots Cape Breton Genealogical Resources include local resources, CB families, NS province-wide, NS counties, Canada, related topics, CB towns.
- Family Roots of Pictou and Antigonish Counties Cemeteries, family histories, passenger lists, and lots more.
- General Interest Columns Delightful columns on local history & trivia.
- Louisa's World The 1815 Diary of a Nova Scotia Farm Girl Louisa Collins, of Colin Grove, Dartmouth.
- Lunenburg's 250th Anniversary Genealogical Aspects Highlighting those anniversary activities that have a genealogical aspect.
- Prospect, Nova Scotia Includes a Prospect surname registry and information on Prospect.
- Tancook Island Homepage In 1829 thirty families of German colonists and French Huguenots established their homes on Tancook and Starr Island. Information includes history, boatbuilding, genealogy, cemetery, and church.
- The Ideal Maternity Home - Home Of The Butterbox Babies The story of the Ideal Maternity Home, it's survivors and their stories, and their search for their biological families and heritage.
- Annapolis County GenWeb A county page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- Antigonish GenWeb A county page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- Cape Breton Counties GenWeb A county page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- Colchester County, Nova Scotia GenWeb A county page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- Cumberland County Nova Scotia GenWeb A county page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- Dartmouth NS Genweb A regional page of the NS genweb project.
- Digby County GenWeb A county page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- Eastern Passage & Cow Bay Information on Eastern Passage and Cow Bay area families, census, cemetery survey, 85th Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders Nominal Roll, surname registry.
- Guysborough County GenWeb A County page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- Halifax County GenWeb A County page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- Hants Co. NS GenWeb Part of Nova Scotia GenWeb, with links for Hants Co. NS information.
- Kings County, NS GenWeb Site for genealogy research in the County of Kings. Part of the Nova Scotia GenWeb Project.
- Lunenburg County, NS GenWeb A county page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- Nova Scotia GenWeb Project The Nova Scotia provincial page of the Canadian GenWeb Project.
- Pictou County GenWeb Project A county page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- Queens County, NS GenWeb A county page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- Sheet Harbour GenWeb History, census, marriage registers, cemetery records and photos.
- Shelburne County A county page of the NS GenWeb Project.
- 1843-46 Halifax Time Capsule An analysis of an historical fiction written in Halifax 1843-46 providing insight into early Halifax living.
- A Virtual Tour of the Architectural Heritage of Antigonish, Nova Scotia Information on the architectural heritage of Antigonish.
- Black Cultural History Database An ongoing database for Nova Scotia black cultural history.
- Friends of McNabs Island Society (FOMIS) Information on this islands history, Pre-european and european settlement, the MacNab family, other island residents, fortifications and folklore.
- From Querns to Quilts A select view of the material culture of Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
- H.R. Banks Collection of Novascotiana A collection of published and manuscript material which presents a record of all aspects of Nova Scotian and Maritime life and culture. The collection includes fiction, local histories, and newspapers.
- History of Nova Scotia With special attention given to communications and transportation.
- History of Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia Information about more than 300 companies that operated public telephone systems in NS during the last hundred years.
- Little-Known Portions of Nova Scotia History Includes the first Trans-Canada auto trip, the "Saxby Gale" of 1869 and short stories from Nova Scotia's past.
- Nova Scotia Historic Notes Starting with the possible landing of Prince Henry Sinclair at Chedabucto Bay, Nova Scotia, June 2 1398.
- Nova Scotia Memories - Folklore of the St. Mary's These fictional tales of Nova Scotia life along the St. Mary's River in the early 1900s are truly an insight into a world of beauty, hardship, determination, humor and compassion. The plots are fictional, but the characters are real and touching.
- Photographs of Historic Monuments in Nova Scotia Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia.
- Scot's in NS Scottish culture and heritage in New Scotland.
- The pages of Blue Peter Biographies of Early Nova Scotians 1600-1867. Books & articles on Nova Scotia genealogy. Historical publications. Nova Scotia history.
- Town of Lunenburg Home of the Bluenose and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first settlers were from various parts of Germany, Switzerland, and the Montbeliard region of France.
- Catholics of NS in WW1 Catholics of the Diocese of Antigonish and The Great War 1914-1919. Nominal Enlistment Rolls by Parishes, St. Francis Xavier University Press.
Organizations and Societies
- Blandford & Area Historical Society Objectives of the Society, membership, a 1934 history of Upper Blandford, a history of Blandford, 1931 to 1961.
- CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Our member's web site consists of over 600,000 pages of material transcribed from original documents and other types of material useful to researchers. This site has the largest collection of Cape Breton genealogy info available anywhere.
- Cape Sable Historical Society Collecting and preserving all documents, papers, and other objects of interest, which may serve to illustrate the history of Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties.
- Colchester Historical Museum and Archives Hours and admission, exhibits, archive holdings, publications for sale, and a brief history of Colchester County.
- Cumberland County Genealogical Society Sharing information and assisting in the identification and cataloguing of resource material so that it can be readily available to everyone for both research and education.
- Fort Lawrence/Beaubassin Heritage Association Non profit association dedicated to history of Fort Lawrence/Beaubassin and to the rebuilding of British Fort Lawrence and Acadian Village of Beaubassin, Acadian monument, History, etc.
- Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia Information about GANS.
- Hantsport and Area Historical Society The Churchill House and the Marine Memorial room, meetings & membership, publications for sale, and the Hantsport Genealogical index.
- Icelandic Memorial Society of NS Settlers, census, notable names and information from Markland and Lockeport Settlements.
- Kings Historical Society The largest and most comprehensive genealogical archives in Kings County and an extensive archives of material relating to the communities which form Kings County.
- Mainland South Heritage Society Areas of interest include the communities located within the Halifax Regional Municipality from Armdale to Pennant. Members are working on the early families who settled these areas.
- Nova Scotia Genealogy Network Association Formed to provide access to genealogical resources pertaining to Nova Scotia and support the efforts of the local and county historical societies in the province. Links to Nova Scotian research sources and their member societies.
- Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Founded in 1878, to discuss individual papers about personalities, places, and events integral to the history of Nova Scotia.
- Shelburne County Genealogical Society Aims and objectives, membership, meetings and workshops, newsletter, publications, and contact information. They also have a listing of research tools available.
- South Shore Genealogical Society A non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to developing and providing genealogical information for Lunenburg and Queens Counties. This page includes information about the society, summary of holdings, membership information, etc.
- Wentzel(l) Genealogy Society A summary of the first Wentzell families of Lunenburg and Queens Counties of NS. Information on the societies newsletter and membership.
- West Hants Historical Society Information about their museum, genealogy room, publications and genealogy links.
- Hector Passenger Lists and Discussions The Ship Hector arrived in Pictou Harbor in September of 1773 bringing the vangard of a great number of Scots, Highlander and Lowlander, to the Maritime Provinces and to upper Canada.
- List of Emigrant Ships to Pictou - 1767 to 1849 List of Emigrant Ships that arrived at Pictou, 1767-1849.
- Palatine Project Sources from German speaking countries as well as early colonial American sources to reconstruct the passenger lists of Germans who came to America in the first large wave of emigration in the 18th century.
- Ship's Passenger Lists for Pictou Includes passenger lists for the the Commerce, the Hector, The Dove, the Sarah, the Lovely Nelly, the Oughton, the Spencer, the Humphreys, the Isle of Skye, the Elizabeth and Ann, and more.
- Ships to Canada 1400 to 1800 Links to sites containing passenger lists.
- Ann Capstick's Home Page Capstick, Deason, Livingston, Locke, Longhurst, Lynch, Macdonald, Silver.
- Barney Kauffman's Home Page Researching Kaufman, Zimmerman, Silver, Prickett, Peacock.
- Blair Whynacht's Genealogy Page BAKER, COHOON, COONEY, CORKUM, CROFT, HILTZ, HIRTLE, MCKINNON, NAUGLER, PAYZANT, RHODENIZER, SLAUENWHITE, SMITH, TANNER, VAUGHAN, WADMAN, WENTZELL, WHYNACHT.
- Canadian Terhune Family Genealogy of Hants County TERHUNE family . NJ, Ontario and BC links. Includes; BROWN, DENSMORE, GRANT, KAMBICK, MCLELLAN, MOFFATT, MOSHER, NUTTING, REID, WOOLAVER etc.
- Casey & Dunn Families of Nova Scotia Genealogy work in progress of the Casey family from Guysborough County Nova Scotia and the Dunn family of Halifax County, Nova Scotia. Contains many surnames including some Loyalist and Acadian.
- Chris' Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Home Page Descendents of the original settlers in the Lunenburg County area of Nova Scotia. These are primarily people of french, german and swiss background who came to Nova Scotia in the mid 1750's.
- Clan Munroe home page for New Scotland Donald Munroe and his wife Margater MacDonald left Scotland in the ealry 1800s and traveled to the County of Richmond in what was then refered to as New Scotland.
- Descendants of Michael Hirtle of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia In 1751, (Hans) Michael HIRTLE, the ancestor of almost all Hirtles in Canada and the US, boarded the PEARL in Rotterdam to begin a new life in NS with his wife and family. Information on the Hirtle surname and a Gedcom available for download.
- Down Home Nova Scotia genealogy, Wolf, Conrad, Boutilier, Cluney and Oickle genealogy, hessians, immigrants, Lunenburg.
- Eaton Family of Nova Scotia This is a work in progress by a small group of serious but amateur genealogists whose primary goal is to have all published works relating to the descendants of David and Deborah (White) Eaton on the internet before the year 2000.
- Fifes The genealogy and family history of Fifes from Cumberland Couny, Nova Scotia.
- Fletcher Genealogy The History, Folklore, and Genealogy of the Fletcher Family and a few others. Fletcher, Peck, Tattrie, McIntosh, Seekell, Langille, Bezanson and information on Montbeliard names.
- Four Nova Scotia Families Descendants of four families who settled in NS in the mid 1700s. The three Rice families who settled in the Annapolis Valley and the Graham family who arrived at Halifax about 1749. Abstracts from the Court of Probate Records for Annapolis County, NS.
- Gail's Genealogy Wonderland Databases (the largest being mostly of Nova Scotian heritage), resources, links library (with an entire section devoted to Canada), family recipes.
- Gaspe Bay Area Families Information on most of the families and descendants, who settled around the Gaspe Bay.
- Genealogy 'Fair is the Place' An account of two MacDonald Families at Judique, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. The first family were the Bogainn Maconalds, a group consisting of four married brothers and their sister who emigrated to Pictou in the closing years of the 18th century.
- GeneJane's Homepage Families that are most common in my home county of Colchester, Nova Scotia. Archibald, Crowe, Higgins, Lynds, McLean, McNutt to name a few.
- George Matthews Family Searching for Matthews and Williams in Sheburne County, NS abt 1760 to present.
- George Rose Homepage My Rose ancestors came from Invergordon Cromarty area of the Highlands of Scotland in 1818 to the Pictou area of Nova Scotia. My French Acadian Ancestors include Langlois of Cape Breton, and Boudreau of Port Royal.
- Gillis, MacDonald, MacIsaac, MacAdam. MacGillivary Database of 5200 names in the greater East Bay Area of Cape Breton. Data on Gillis, Mac Donald, Mac Isaac, Mac Adam Mac Gillivary.
- Goyetche Family The Goyetche Family web site is dedicated to the genealogy and history of all those who share the Goyetche surname.
- Johannes Hatt of Switzerland and Nova Scotia Descendants of Johannes HATT born 1737 in Switzerland, and died 1808 in New Dublin, NS. He married Anna Elizabeth FELCHER 1766 in Lunenburg, NS
- Jonathan Davidson's Genealogy Page Davidson genealogy, Nova Scotia genealogy resources FAQ and links.
- Jordan/Jordain Family Tree Descendants of Peter Jordain, St. Mary's, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia.
- KEDDY's of Nova Scotia I have been researching my family tree "KEDDY" and have found information back to ALEXANDER KEDY who immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1749 with Edward Cornwallis aboard the "Winchelsea"
- Kintail to Cape Breton MacRae Family of Cape Breton NS. Also included a historical and pictoral overview of the Nova Scotia Highlanders. The rest of my genealogy Yorkshire, England. Nunan Family of Cork Ireland. Johnson Family, Oxford England.
- Langille Family Homepage Daniel Langille & Annie France Brandt born in 1687 & 1689 in Montbeliard (now part of France). Databases, photo album, gravestone photographs.
- Lloyd MacDonald Genealogy Page The genealogy of the ROY, HENDERSON and MAC DONALD families in Pictou County, in particular the Albion Mines, Westville area. Also, the Genealogy of MAC DONALD, URQUHART, MACLEOD families who lived on the North Shore area of Cape Breton.
- Lloyds of Nova Scotia A work in progress of all of the Lloyd families from Nova Scotia.
- MacInnis Family Tree This family tree site traces the MacInnis, Dawe side of our family back to the 1700's in Canada, Scotland and France.
- Makowiec Home Page Searching M(a)cIntyre and Cameron, both of Nova Scotia and originally of Scotland.
- Marjorie's Place for info on Veinot Genealogy Lunenburg County surnames include BECK, CAULTER, DAUPHINEE, EMENEAU, FRETWELL, HINES, JOUDRY, LEWIS, LOWE, NAUSS, RITHCIE, TURNER, VIENOT, WHEELOCK, WHYNOT, ZWICKER and more.
- Martine's Genealogy Home Page Researching Nova Scotia names BANKS, BENSON, DAKIN, DENTON, MOODY, MORTON, STEEL(E), SPECHT, TITUS and WINCHESTER. Many of my ancestors were loyalists.
- McLean / Campbell Connection A personal genealogy of my mother's ancestry from Inverness-Shire, Scotland to Nova Scotia. Including surnames: CAMPBELL, DAVEY, JOHNSON, LAWRENCE, MACDONALD, PEARSON, ROACHE, SKERRY, WORDEN.
- McLeod's of Broad Run McLeod Family history for Pictou and Richmond Counties. Two separate Mc/MacLeod families were united by the marriage of Charles H. MacLeod of River Inhabitance Bridge, Cape Breton with Hannah McLeod of West River, Pictou County.
- Meisner Family of Marie Joseph, Guysborough Co. Meisner Family of Marie Joseph, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia
- Mikmaq Ancestry of Jerry Gerrior Descendants of Philippe Mius, born 1660 in Pobomcoup, Cape Sable, N.S.
- Misener Genealogy Misener Family Genealogy, Nova Scotia, Canada.
- Murrant This site is devoted to the Murrant family of Cape Breton and compiles a very brief summary of the yet unpublished book Murrants Clan and Kith.
- My Foreign Protestants Two of the original settlers came on the ship, the Gale, in 1752. They were Hans Peter Zwicker Sr. and Johann Conrad Knockell.
- NICHOLSONs of Spryfield, NS Researching the following surnames: NICHOLSON, GERACE/I, PUSATERA, MASON, HILLSON, LEVINE, CLARK(E), LIVINGSTON(E), GRACIE, JACKSON, CROSSETT and WEBER.
- Nova Scotia Roots The descendants of Peter Manning of Ireland, George Ross of Northern Ireland, The Phinneys in NS, William Shields of Northern Ireland and Scotland, The Langilles of Tatamagouche and William Joyce of Colchester County, NS.
- Pat Watson's Home Page Surname database which contains 275 individuals and 50 families representing 56 surnames. Church records from St. James Anglican Church, Port Dufferin, NS, and genealogy books in my collection. Gedcom available for download.
- Polli's Place Jost, Morash, Hirtle, Hart.
- Ranald Blanchard Home Page The descendants of Col. Jotham and Elizabeth (TREADWELL) BLANCHARD, who came to Truro, NS after the War of Independence from the present day New Hampshire/Mass. border area. Also researching other Blanchard lineages to find deeper ancestral roots.
- Silver Family Saga I am researching LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA descendants. SILBER (SILVER), KNICKLE, TANNER, MASSON (MASON), MEISNER, MORASCH, SCHAUFELBURG, LANTZ, HYNICK, MILLER, ZWICKER, RISSER, WAGNER, EISENHAUER, JUNG(YOUNG), GREEK.
- Surettes of Nova Scotia Searching for any information on the name Surette. The first Suret/Surette to come to Nova Scotia was a man named Noel Suret who arrived in the 1700's.
- Sutherland and Jodrey Family Trees BAKER, COLE, CRAIG, GRANT, GREENOUGH, HARTLING, HILTZ, HIRTLE, JODREY/JOUDREY, MacCONNELL, MacDONALD, McKINLEY, MORASH, MOSHER, SAMSON, SPEARS, STUART, SUTHERLAND, PERKINS, WILKS, WREN.
- The Harvey's Web Page Traces the family tree and connections of one branch of the Harvie/Harvey family of Hants Co. Nova Scotia. Ties to MacDougall, Wallace & Brophy.
- The Webb Page Dedicated to the WEBB family of Cumberland county and particularly the descendants of Noah Webb (1754 - 1832). Downloadable Gedcom, index to Webb marriages, obituaries.
- Wallace F. Gray Family Home Page The GRAY family of Sambro, and the PUBLICOVER family of Lunenburg, (also known as BUBICKHOFFER and various spellings).
- Ward Family of Cape Breton and Newport Descendants of Simon Ward was born abt 1755 in England and Rhoda Mosher born abt 1762 in Newport NS.
- Wayne & Marina's web site Genealogy, surnames Trefry, Cook, Manser, Atkinson, Deveau, Cemetery info, plus Nova Scotia links.
- Whitmania Devoted to the surname WHITMAN. Interactive Family Tree, Genealogies, Essays, Stories, Family History, Whitman Family Album and a Message Board.
- Wizard's Cove My Family in the Maritimes, with many surnames being from Lunenburg County NS, and Lunenburg Will Book Index.
- From Montbeliard to a New World Until 1793, Montbeliard was the independent homeland of about 420 French-speaking Protestants brought to Nova Scotia by a Dutch shipping agent named John Dick.
- Lunenburg County Surname Registry This registry is made available to anyone researching their Lunenburg County ancestors as a means to contact others researching the same surnames.
- Planter Studies Home Page The 8000 New England residents who migrated to Nova Scotia between 1759 and 1774.