Nova Scotia Archives

Genealogy

22 June 2017
Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics

Are you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next batch of Vital Statistic records to be released? A seasoned researcher will know that we release a new batch of these records every year. Have you ever wondered why they are staggered like this, or why they aren’t released until June? The short answer: it’s a huge amount of work. Darlene has the longer answer, below.

4 May 2017
Gaelic Nova Scotia Month

May is Gaelic Nova Scotia Month in Nova Scotia, which offers an excellent opportunity to explore this rich and lively aspect of our provincial culture. Perhaps you are interested in finally digging into your family’s Gaelic roots, you’ve been assigned a class project, or you’re simply interested in learning more about this piece of our collective history: Nova Scotia Archives is here to help!

14 December 2016
Fort Lawrence
Today’s blog post follows Darlene Brine as she pieces together a puzzle for the Archives, and winds up in the branches of her own family tree. This entry was written some time ago for another project, but the recent news of an interpretive site at the Acadian Village of Beaubassin brought it to mind.