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New! 1891 Census John Cordes of Dalhousie U, a Smith descendant has organized the 1891 Census for Smith's Cove (Necum Teuch) which lists 135 family heads and over 700 residents. Be sure to check his Notes for more info.

New! Romkey Family Tree 17 generations of Romkeys dating back to the 1500's, compiled by Anne Marie Lewis, whose mother is a Romkey. To note, the old German spellings include ROMKEY ( RAMCHEN, RAMICHEN, RAMGE). Lots of area surnames and tidbits of genealogical interest included.

Family Search Best of the Net
Not Nova Scotia based but global, this excellent online family search maintained by Salt Lake City's Latter Day Saints boasts the world's largest family history library.

Roots Web
A free database of family surnames, Roots Web is the oldest online.

Be A Genealogy Volunteer in Your Community
The Halifax County GenWeb project is currently in need of volunteers who will maintain a page of community information for genealogy researchers. Software and webspace is provided.

Halifax County GenWeb
The site of the Nova Scotia GenWeb Project now includes Bedford, Sackville, Dartmouth, Eastern Passage and all communities contained within Halifax County, the new Halifax Regional Municipality.

Genealogy 101
Kimberly Powell's beginners' guide to genealogy, with how-tos, lessons, classes, instructions, and tips for researching your family tree

Genealogy For All
A 'spirited community of peers passionate about genealogy', this site provides comprehensive information and inspiration for genealogists at all levels

Acadian GenWeb Project
Trace your Acadian-Cajun connections through this l'Acadie list of resources, part of the GenWeb project.

Eastern Passage, Cow Bay Genealogy
Excellent resource includes the history of McNab's, Lawlor's and Devil's Islands, as well as surname search and registry.

GenWeb Project
Part of the CanadaGenWeb project, the Nova Scotia GenWeb site maintains an excellent resource base through its network of volunteers.

Genealogy Ass'n of NS
GANS is active in petitioning the Government of Canada to allow access to the 1901 (and beyond) census records.

Historical Maps
N.S. Department of Natural Resources can provide historical maps to 18 counties, 140 Crown Land grants (1750 to 1850) and geological maps of the province at the turn of the century.

Nova Scotia Resources
From the Family History Centre in Lethbridge, one of the most comprehensive NS genealogy resources on the web includes ship lists, lost at sea, cemeteries, Acadian, UEP's, Black Loyalists, Mi'kmaq, French Hugeunots, mailing lists and more.

Nova Scotia Vital Statistics
Provincial records of births and deaths from 1864, and marriages from 1906 to the present.

Personal Research
Tracing family roots is a passion in Nova Scotia. Here are personal genealogical pages from Arsenault to Zwicker.

Pier 21
Between 1928-1971, more than 1 million immigrants first set foot on Canadian soil at Pier 21 in Halifax. A new museum and Honour Role display at the Halifax waterfront pays tribute to centuries of new arrivals.

Ships List
The Olive Tree Genealogy pages provide passenger lists from ships landing in Nova Scotia between 1740 and 1903, including the Hector and many others bound for Pictou.

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Highway7 E-zine, a publication of Hatch Media, is an electronic journal with a focus on commercial, historical, cultural and ecological issues concerning the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in Canada. Topics include a growing resource of currently more than 300 articles. More articles and image galleries are added frequently as new material is brought to our attention. With Highway7.com, our primary aim is to serve, inform and reflect the rural communities on the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, as well as to acquaint new residents, visitors, tourists, and investors with the special beauty and enormous potential of our region.
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