Nova Scotia Archives

What's New

20 April 2023

30,000 records on-the-way for your family research!

The 2023-batch of historical vital statistics are currently being prepared for our website. Birth records from 1922, marriages from 1947 and deaths from 1972 are being transferred from the Office of Vital Statistics, with scanning and standard indexing underway. Once completed in SUMMER 2023, the records will be added to our website as well as added into our public Transcribe tool.

09 September 2022

Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

In honour of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926-2022, we present here a virtual exhibit recalling five Royal Visits to Nova Scotia.

06 September 2022

Margaret Perry: A Life in Film

Film maker Margaret Perry (1905-1998) spent her prolific career working in both national and provincial film agencies, creating a remarkable and award-winning body of work. This resource is a launching point to explore Perry’s films, to learn more about her life and career, and to visit a Nova Scotia that feels both familiar and long past.

04 May 2022

Chinese Directory Halifax N.S.

May is Asian Heritage Month dedicated to celebrating the Asian and South Asian diaspora in Nova Scotia, Canada. Newly digitized, Chinese Directory Halifax, N.S.

02 December 2021

Nova Scotia Archives Photographic Collection

The Nova Scotia Archives Photo Collection brings together thousands of photographs collected over decades – now all available and searchable online.

16 November 2021

Historical Maps of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Archives’ map collection is extensive and frequently referenced. To facilitate easier access to these essential resources we regularly digitize the materials and make them available online.

01 April 2021

New Vital Statistics website

Our popular Births, Marriages, and Deaths resource has a new look and feel - and we invite you to test it out! The vast amount of content you’ve come to expect is there, with enhanced viewing and more user-friendly searching. Many records have been rescanned to improve readability and zooming capabilities, also making quite a few available in colour for the first time.

Users can search and download vital statistic records from across the province, making this an invaluable tool for genealogy, demographics and historical research. The Nova Scotia Births, Marriages, and Deaths resource continues to evolve and grow, and we have more exciting things coming up! Stay tuned and happy searching!


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