Getting Lost in City Directories

This post is a little later in the week than normal. That\’s because I finally broke a major brick wall in my family history research by using city directories. I took a day trip to the Archives of Ontario on April 19th with members of the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. My purposeContinue reading “Getting Lost in City Directories”

Religious Records Part 3 – Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

Last post we started our trek across Canada in search of Religious Records, by looking at Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. Now we\’re going to look at Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Nova ScotiaFor a brief outline of the religious history of Nova Scotia, take a look at anglicanhistory.org\’s page on The Church of EnglandContinue reading “Religious Records Part 3 – Nova Scotia and New Brunswick”

Vital Statistics Part 2- Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

Last week we looked at Newfound and Labrador, and Price Edward Island. Now let\’s look at Nova Scotia and New Brunswick: Source: http://ontheworldmap.com/canada/province/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-road-map.html Nova ScotiaCivil registration in Nova Scotia is rather convoluted. Marriages began as early as 1763. However, it was optional, and the surviving records are incomplete. Births and deaths didn\’t start until 1864, andContinue reading “Vital Statistics Part 2- Nova Scotia and New Brunswick”