Births 1923

Nova Scotia Archives

Births 1923

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Civil registration of births in Nova Scotia began in 1864, continued to 1877, then lapsed until 1908, when the province resumed record-keeping. Since 1 October 1908 the records have been maintained without interruption. This year we are working with birth records from 1923.

Individuals born in the province before 1908 who wanted their births officially recorded had to apply to a 'delayed registration' procedure at the Vital Statistics Office. Many of the 'late' registrations included additional information submitted to support the application, such as family Bible extracts, census abstracts, and copies of church-register entries. Again, we are working with delayed birth registrations for those born in 1923.

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