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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.

06 February 2022

The Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II: The Queen Tours Nova Scotia, 1951 - 2010

Come celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee by looking back at five Royal Visits to Nova Scotia in the last six decades, captured in a selection of over 100 digitized photographs, documents and tour memorabilia.

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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