A Shipwreck from Two Hundred Years Ago

The Brig Trafalgar left Hull, Yorkshire, England “soon after” June 1, 1817. The passengers were immigrants bound for the New World to start a new life in either Saint John, NB, or Quebec City, QC. After being at sea for less than two months, the brig arrived off the coast of Nova Scotia. It sailed…

Column: Celebrating Canada

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County) Title: Celebrating Canada Snippet: Unless you’re living under the proverbial rock or disconnected from all social activities, including social media, you know we are celebrating the…

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics 2017

This year’s birth, marriage and death records update have been added to the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics page. Records are now available for: Births, 1864-1877, 1908-1916 (delayed registrations 1830-1916): 343,549 records Marriages, Bonds 1763-1864 and Registrations 1864-1941: 254,137 records Deaths, 1864-1877, 1908-1966 and City of Halifax 1890-1908: 467,250 records To explore the records, visit Nova…

Genealogy for Beginners

Interested in researching your roots? Let us give you guidance on how to start your family tree or solve a puzzling mystery. Please pre-register by calling 902-885-2391. Date: Friday May 26, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Location: Sheet Harbour Library, Sheet Harbour, Halifax County, NS In partnership with Memory Lane Heritage Village Registration…

Lecture Tonight: Fort Point Frasers

I learned about this late last night from a fellow genealogists. The event takes place today… Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Public Lecture Topic: The “Fort Point Frasers” and the Great War Facilitator: Bruce MacDonald Date: Wednesday May 17, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm Place: Nova Scotia Archives, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax, NS This presentation provides an overview…