The original records include 4,921 names and are located in Record Group (RG) 1, Vol. 445, No. 1-55. Click here for the file list of communities included in this collective census.
Sydney County was created in 1784 to administer the eastern mainland of Nova Scotia (now Antigonish and Guysborough Counties). During the years 1824-1836 — after the years covered by the census returns listed above — Sydney County was divided into defined upper and lower districts: the Lower District of Sydney County became Guysborough County; the Upper District reverted to the original name, Sydney County, which was changed to Antigonish County in 1863.
For additional information, researchers should consult:
Charles Bruce Fergusson, The Boundaries of Nova Scotia and Its Counties Halifax: Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Bulletin No. 22; 1966. Nova Scotia Archives Library, F 90 N85 Ar2b no. 22.
Nova Scotia Archives — https://archives.novascotia.ca/census/RG1v445/
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