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*[[Determining the Church Your Ancestor Attended in Canada|'''Determining the Church Your Ancestor Attended in Canada''']]
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*[[What Can I Find in Canadian Church Records?|'''What Can I Find in Canadian Church Records?''']]
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==Historical Background==
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==Information Found in the Records==
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To effectively use church records, become familiar with their content. Click on these links to learn about a specific record type:
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*[[What Can I Find in Canadian Church Records?#Baptisms or Christenings|Baptisms or Christenings]]
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*[[What Can I Find in Canadian Church Records?#Marriages|Marriages]]
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*[[What Can I Find in Canadian Church Records?#Funerals or Burials|Funerals or Burials]]
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*[[What Can I Find in Canadian Church Records?#Membership Lists|Membership Lists]]
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*[[What Can I Find in Canadian Church Records?#Minutes or Historical Narrative|Minutes or Historical Narrative]]
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==Finding the Records==
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===Look for online records.===
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'''Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com, and MyHeritage.com can be searched free of charge at your local [https://familysearch.org/locations/ family history center] or the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library Family History Library] in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Online databases are <span style="color:Red">'''incomplete'''</span>. This can lead to two common errors:
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#'''Near matches:''' Researchers might <span style="color:Red">'''mistakenly accept an entry very similar to their ancestor'''</span>, thinking it is the only one available. Only use information that matches your ancestor in date, place, relationships, and other details.
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#'''Stopping research''': Researchers might <span style="color:Red">'''assume the database proves church records do not exist'''</span>.  Actually the record is still out there, just not in this <span style="color:Red">'''incomplete'''</span> collection of records.  Keep searching!
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*'''1661-1959''' - {{RecordSearch|1520604|Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959}} Index only.
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*'''1661-1949''' - {{RecordSearch|1520608|Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949}} Index only. 
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*'''1664-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1520609|Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955}} Index only.
 
===Online Records===
 
===Online Records===
 
*{{RecordSearch|1925428|Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001}} Index and images.  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1925428|Nova Scotia, Church Records, 1720-2001}} Index and images.  

Revision as of 20:08, 4 August 2020

Nova Scotia Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Nova Scotia Background
Nova Scotia Cultural Groups
Local Research Resources

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Information Found in the Records[edit | edit source]

To effectively use church records, become familiar with their content. Click on these links to learn about a specific record type:

Finding the Records[edit | edit source]

Look for online records.[edit | edit source]

Ancestry.com, FindMyPast.com, and MyHeritage.com can be searched free of charge at your local family history center or the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Caution sign.png

Online databases are incomplete. This can lead to two common errors:

  1. Near matches: Researchers might mistakenly accept an entry very similar to their ancestor, thinking it is the only one available. Only use information that matches your ancestor in date, place, relationships, and other details.
  2. Stopping research: Researchers might assume the database proves church records do not exist. Actually the record is still out there, just not in this incomplete collection of records. Keep searching!

Online Records[edit | edit source]

The Drouin Collection[edit | edit source]

Anglican[edit | edit source]

Diocese of Nova Scotia
Attention: Archivist
5732 College Street
Halifax, NS B3H 1X3
CANADA
Telephone: 902-420-0717
Fax: 902-425-0717

Baptist[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Baptist Archives
Acadia University
Esther Clark Wright Archives
Vaughan Memorial Library Special Collections
Acadia University
P.O. Box 4
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
Canada
E-mail: archives@acadiau.ca
Reference Desk: (902) 585-1011

The Atlantic Baptist Archives at Acadia University preserves the records of nearly 800 Baptist Churches in Atlantic Canada. These archival finding aids are inventories of some, but not all, church records in the Archives. New finding aids will continue to be added as they are created.

If you do not see your church listed, please email us: archives@acadiau.ca

Catholic[edit | edit source]

Contact the local parish to request information:
Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth
P.O. Box 1527
Halifax, NS B3J 2Y3
CANADA
Telephone: 902-429-9800
Fax: 902-423-5201


Diocese of Antigonish

United Church of Canada[edit | edit source]

Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council
21 Wright St.
Sackville New Brunswick E4L 4P8
Canada
Phone: 1-800-268-3781 ext. 6159
Email: swallace@united-church.ca

The Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council/Regional Council 15 Archives is mandated to collect, preserve, and provide access to the records of the Maritime, Gaspé, and Bermuda regions of the The United Church of Canada. We also have pre-1925 records of the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregational congregations in the Maritimes and Gaspé which joined The United Church of Canada in 1925.