A free database of family surnames, Roots Web is the oldest online.
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.
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.
Trace your Acadian-Cajun connections through this l'Acadie list
of resources, part of the GenWeb project.
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.
Part of the CanadaGenWeb project, the Nova Scotia GenWeb site maintains
an excellent resource base through its network of volunteers.
Ass'n of NS
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.
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.
Scotia Vital Statistics
Provincial records of births and deaths from 1864, and marriages
from l906 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.