- http://www.nsarm.ednet.ns.ca/http://www.nsarm.ednet.ns.ca/ - Public Archives of Nova Scotia - Tel: (902) 424-6060 FAX: (902) 424-0628 - **NOTE: AS OF 2000, THEIR ACTUAL RECORDS WERE NOT YET AVAILABLE ON-LINE, so you must visit in person, employ researchers, or use “snail mail” if you live far away.
- http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation/GANS/index.htmlhttp://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation/GANS/index.html - Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) - Leland Harvie, newsletter editor - P.O. BOX 41, Halifax, N.S. Canada B3J 2T3 - 902-443-9107, Halifax - 1,500 members - the main “chebucto” menu was changed after April 1999 to - http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/ - with LINKS to many interesting sites
“Genealogical Research in Nova Scotia” by Terrance Punch - ISBN 1-55109-235-2 - Terry is a professionally accredited Canadian genealogist who specializes in immigration from Ireland, Germany and Montbéliard (Huguenot Protestants French-Swiss border area).
Cumberland County NS - http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscumber/ - on the border with Province of New Brunswick, only land link from NS to rest of North America. French settlements and forts from 1650 to early 1700’s became English in period 1748-1758. Many records of French and English settlers including Yorkshire farmers who bought and settled on land around Oxford and Amherst in 1770’s [and also next door in Dorchester and Sackville, soon to be part of the new province New Brunswick], and United Empire Loyalists fleeing American Revolution and settling places like Parrsboro in 1784-1790. The Tantramar Heritage Trust hosted “Yorkshire 2000”, a gathering of the descendants of Yorkshire settlers who emigrated from northern England, going to Nova Scotia during the period 1772-1775. Go to - http://www.tap.nb.ca/tht/york2000.htmlhttp://www.tap.nb.ca/tht/york2000.html - or access it through Cyndi’s List for Nova Scotia.
Colchester County NS - http://www.genealogynet.com/Colchester/http://www.genealogynet.com/Colchester/ - first settled early 1760’s by New England Planters who sometimes occupied former Acadian French land after the Expulsion of 1755 - http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscolche/index.htmlhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~nscolche/index.html - also an excellent new database by Jane Wile on surnames of Colchester County - www.genealogynet.com/resident/genejane/home.htm - When you get there, click on the tab for surnames. This will bring up about 2 dozen surnames. Sara Murray Leonard - email@example.com - posted extensive Crow information under CROW # 1644 - from the “Historical and Genealogical Record of Colchester County (NS)” by Thomas Miller, 1803. Colchester Historical Archives include: - Index to Colchester County Deeds 1771-1870 - Colchester Deeds 1770-1845 - Vital Statistics from newspapers from 1760-1908 - Township Books - Truro, Onslow and Londonderry, Westchester, Cumberland County, Guysboro County, Kings County, Annapolis County - Maps of early Colchester County
Pictou County NS - http://www.rootsweb.com/~nspictou/http://www.rootsweb.com/~nspictou/ - - firstname.lastname@example.org (MAY 2000: NOT FOUND) - www.ckec.com/pages/geneolog (MAY 2000: NOT FOUND) - or -rootsweb.com/~canns -
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~nspcghs/http://www.rootsweb.com/~nspcghs/ - The Pictou County Genealogy and Heritage Society, P.O. Box 1210, Pictou, N.S. B0K 1H0 Tel: (902) 485-4563 - Administrators of the Hector Exhibit Centre and McCulloch House Museum - extensive library of books on Pictou County, specific communities, churches, prominent figures and records of other parts of Nova Scotia. Copies of both the "Ritchie Records" and the "Stone Books" which are very valuable transcriptions of almost all of the cemeteries in Pictou County.
Pictou County Historical Society - Tel: (902) 752-5583
Pictou County is located on the central north shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. The first settlers arrived from Philadelphia on June 10, 1767 on the brigantine “Betsey”. In September, 1773 about 200 immigrants arrived from Scotland on the “Hector”. Much of the culture of the County today can be attributed to these Scottish immigrants. Many soldiers of the 82nd Hamilton Regiment began settling in Pictou County in the fall of 1783 after peace was made with the United States. From 1767 to 1849, the great period of British emigration; approximately 120 ships arrived in Pictou County carrying immigrants from Scotland, England and Ireland.
Cape Breton County NS - http://www.rootsweb.com/~nscpbret/cbgenwb.htmlhttp://www.rootsweb.com/~nscpbret/cbgenwb.html - contains the main population centres of Sydney (founded 1785), Glace Bay (Canada’s “largest town” pop 25,000), Sydney Mines and North Sydney (gateway by sea to Newfoundland), and New Waterford. Also the site of FORTRESS LOUISBOURG (built 1720-1745), capital of New France, then the largest city north of Boston, and now the largest restored settlement in North America outside of Williamsburg VA (built by France on the same city plan as New Orleans, LA).