We can provide only basic reference and referral information suggesting best sources and where to find them. Please see information for Hiring a Researcher.
For your online safety and privacy we encourage you to contact us via your own Email. Use the link below to generate an Email within your Email application (Gmail, Outlook, Windows Mail, Apple Mail) and send us a full and complete message for our best service.
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Given the concern of COVID-19 and the direction from Public Health, the Nova Scotia Archives closed on April 23, 2021. We continue to monitor the situation and will reopen when appropriate.
Additionally, in response to Public Health guidance we have minimal staff working in the building. While we continue to respond to general inquiries our timeline for responding to such messages is extended.
Depending on the nature of your inquiry and the volume of other incoming messages, it is possible your response will come after the additional Public Health measures for the Halifax Regional Municipality are lifted.
We urge people to be as specific as they can be with their inquiries and suggest looking at our website (archives.novascotia.ca), our catalogue of archival holdings (memoryns.ca), and our vital statistics website (archives.novascotia.ca/vital-statistics/) before you inquire.
We look forward to being able to assist with your research and thank-you for your interest in the services we can provide.
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