Nova Scotia Family History Societies(N-Z)

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

Nova Scotia Icelandic Memorial Society

The society was incorporated on 29 July 1998, its aims being to educate the public about the Icelandic past of the area, and to preserve this heritage.

Many databases are accessible, including:

  • 1878 Census Index
  • Farm Names and Lot Numbers
  • Markland Families after 1879
  • Notable Settlers
  • Photographs of Settlers
  • Settlers
  • Single Men and Women in Markland
  • SS St Patrick Passenger List 1874

Numerous publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Errand Boy in the Mooseland Hills
  • Markland - Remembrance of the Years 1875-1881
  • The Icelanders of Kinmount - An Experiment in Settlement
  • The Story of Markland
  • The Young Icelander

Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society

Many archives can be accessed, which incorporate:

  • Bibles
  • Cemeteries Transcripts
  • Censuses
  • Church Records
  • Coroner's Reports
  • Directories
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Gazetteers
  • Heritage Homes Inventory

Archives also incorporate:

  • Marriage Licence Registrations
  • Newspapers and Vital Statistics, which include Newspaper Extracts of Birth, Marriage and Death
  • Obituaries
  • Photocopies of Early Land Grants
  • School Registers
  • Scrapbooks
  • Tax Lists
  • Voters' Lists

Some Databases are accessible, which include Deeds and Probate Indexes.  For a fee, they are prepared to send a copy of the appropriate Record.

Numerous publications are available for sale, incorporating:

  • Barrington Township Documents
  • Births, Marriages and Deaths 1886-1889
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Comfort, Care and Cures: Doctors and Dentists of Shelburne County 1765-1965
  • Founders of Shelburne who came 1783-1793 and stayed in the area
  • Genealogies
  • Lost Mariners
  • Loyalist Foods in Today's Recipes
  • Mowatt Street Chronicles
  • Shelburne Co. Veterans

South Shore Genealogical Society

They have a specific interest in the South Shore Area, which covers Lunenburg and Queens Counties.  Many resources can be accessed, incorporating:

  • Assessment Rolls
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Census Indexes
  • Church Records
  • Community Histories
  • Deaths, Burials and Probate
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Genealogies
  • Journals

Archives also incorporate:

  • Land Grants
  • Newsletters
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Obituaries
  • Photographs
  • School Class Attendance Records
  • Township Histories
  • Vital Records
  • Vital Statistics from Newspapers
  • Will Books

A full list of resources held is accessible on the site.


West Hants Historical Society

Many resources are accessible in their Genealogy Room, including:

  • 1871-1901 Census Returns
  • Cemetery Records
  • Genealogies
  • Hants Journals
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Windsor Tribune Newspapers

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Community Histories
  • Gravestone Inscriptions
  • Falmouth: A New England Township
  • Family Histories and Genealogies
  • Newport: A Rhode Island Township
  • The Windsor Curling Club: Three Periods of Construction 1908-2008

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