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Nova Scotia, Queens County, Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith, 1700-1950
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Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Various
Collection years 1700-1950
Languages English
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Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes records from 1700 to 1950. These records include genealogical notes that were extracted from local newspapers and other sources on about 1,700 Queens County families. The files are arranged alphabetically by surname. Within the files, the papers are arranged alphabetically by given name.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Genealogy notes
  • Names of children
  • Names of parents
  • Birth dates
  • Death dates
  • Marriage dates
  • Names of cousins
  • Causes of deaths
  • Occupations
  • Maiden names of wives
  • Places of birth, marriage and death
  • Residences at a certain time of the events

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • If available, check the image for additional information
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Nova Scotia Record Finder to find other records
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

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