Nova Scotia Vital Records online at novascotiagenealogy
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Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics

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Listed in Birth & Baptism, Death Records, Libraries & Museums & Archives, Marriage & Divorce, Nova Scotia


Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics is a free collection of births, deaths, and marriages in Nova Scotia, Canada. The site has more than one million Nova Scotia vital records freely available to search by surname (last name) or given name (first name).

Records kept include (there are some gaps in coverage):

Nova Scotia Vital Records online at novascotiagenealogy

Civil birth records in Nova Scotia were taken from 1864-1877, then begun again in 1908 and have continued since then. Information may include:

  • surname

  • given name

  • date of birth

  • place of birth

  • sex of child

  • name of parents

  • birthplace of parents

  • date and place of parent’s marriage (in the 1864-1877 records)

  • registration date

  • registration number

  • date issued

Civil marriage records in Nova Scotia started in 1758 with marriage licenses, then marriage bonds. Mandatory civil marriage records began in 1864 and have continued since then. Information varies based on whether it’s a marriage bond or a marriage registration.

Civil death records in Nova Scotia were taken from 1864-1877, then began again in 1908 and have continued since then. Information may include:

  • surname

  • given name

  • sex

  • date of death

  • place of death

  • date of birth

  • age

  • place of birth

  • residence

  • occupation

  • marital status

  • name of spouse

  • name of father

  • name of mother

  • name of attending physician

  • name of funeral director

  • disposition

  • place of disposition

  • name of informant

  • address of informant

  • relationship to deceased

  • date of registration

  • registration number

  • date of issue

 

 

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