Genealogical sources

Black and white photograph of a multigeneration family sitting beneath a tree ca. 19200

Fulton family photograph, [192-?] CR3-2-1-1

Local municipal records are a relatively untapped source for family history research. The pages linked below provide a brief description of the types of records found at the Halifax Municipal Archives that document individual lives lived in the former municipalities of:

View a presentation highlighting the most popular of these family history sources, given by Municipal Archivist Susan McClure at the 2023 Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia conference; moderated by conference organizer Nat Smith.  Thank you to GANS for organizing the conference and providing the recording.

Other genealogy links

If you’re just starting your genealogical research, before turning to the Municipal Archives you should check out these links that provide guidance on researching family history as well as other sources in Nova Scotia.