Nova Scotia Family History Societies(A-N)

This section lists associations from Cumberland to Nova Scotia providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Cumberland County Genealogical Society

Their aims are to provide people with a forum to exchange information, to assist with cataloguing resource material and to collect and preserve historical material.  

They also aim to promote and encourage the study of genealogy in Cumberland County and to help with the distribution of genealogical material. 

Numerous documents are sold by the society, including:

  • Amherst Daily News Vital Statistics 1905-1906
  • Back Issues of Cumberland Roots, their Newsletter, which was published in 2001-2002
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Cumberland Co. Early Settlers
  • Death Index 1909-1963
  • Down Memory Lane DVD Series
  • Gilbert Seaman Diary 1875-1885
  • History of River Herbert
  • Wills 1770-1830

The Cumberland Co. 1861 Census Index is available, along with a list of Surnames currently being researched by Members.

A Local Resources section is also accessible, which has information regarding:

  • Churches
  • Funeral Homes
  • Libraries
  • Map and Place Names
  • Museums and Historical Societies
  • News Articles
  • Newspapers
  • Towns and Villages
Website:
http://www.ccgsns.com

Hantsport and Area Historical Society

Numerous documents are available for sale, which include Survey of Hantsport Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport on Avon by Hattie Chittick and Index to Wills and Estates 1763-1995.

Website:
http://nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/hantsport

Kings County Historical Society

Numerous archives are accessible, which include:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Censuses
  • Genealogies
  • Gravestone Inscriptions
  • Township Histories

Some Databases are on the site, including:

  • Acadian Enumeration Index 1671-1758
  • Births 1864-1877
  • Cemeteries Surname Index
  • Census Indexes 1871-1901
  • Church Registers 1671-1758
  • Death 1864-1877
  • Deeds 1764-1951
  • Probate 1784-1946
  • Weddings 1864-1908

Many publications are sold by the society, incorporating:

  • 1871-1901 Census
  • Acadian Enumeration 1671-1758
  • Acadian Church Registers 1680-1757
  • Annapolis Valley Births and Deaths 1864-1877
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Church Registers
  • Deeds 1764-1951
  • Probate 1784-1949
  • Township Books
  • Vital Statistics
  • Weddings 1864-1909
Website:
http://kingscountymuseum.ca/historical-society/

Nova Scotia Genealogical Association

Many documents can be accessed in their Library, including:

  • Bibles
  • Cemeteries Inscriptions
  • Census Indexes
  • Church Records
  • Deaths, Burials and Probate 1749-1850
  • Directories
  • Funeral Home Registers

Archives also incorporate:

  • Genealogies
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Marriages and Deaths
  • Newspaper Extracts of Births
  • Obituaries
  • Passenger Lists
  • Reference Books

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Back Issues of their publication
  • Census Indexes
  • Deaths, Burials and Probate 1749-1850
  • Newspaper Vital Statistics 1769-1856
  • Reference Books
  • Religious Weddings in Halifax 1768-1841
  • St Pauls Halifax Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1749-1768
  • Surnames from Birth Registers 1864-1877
  • Sydney Post-Record Obituaries 1933-1956
  • Weddings 1752-1841 (Excludes Halifax)

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible.

Website:
http://www.novascotiaancestors.ca

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