Genealogy resources, ships lists, archives and mailing lists
for those researching their ancestors in Nova Scotia, from your Highway7
Census John Cordes of Dalhousie U, a Smith descendant has organized
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cow Bay Genealogy
Excellent resource includes the history of McNab's, Lawlor's and Devil's
Islands, as well as surname search and registry.
Part of the CanadaGenWeb project, the Nova Scotia GenWeb site maintains
an excellent resource base through its network of volunteers.
GANS is active in petitioning the Government of Canada to allow access
to the 1901 (and beyond) census records.
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.
Tracing family roots is a passion in Nova Scotia. Here are personal
genealogical pages from Arsenault to Zwicker.
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.
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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