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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia, one of the Maritime provinces of Canada, bordered on the N. by the Bay of Fundy, the province of New Brunswick, Northumberland Strait, and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and on the East, South, and West by the Atlantic Ocean.

Nova Scotia consists primarily of a mainland section, linked to NewBrunswick by the Isthmus of Chignecto, and Cape Breton Island, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Canso.

Nova Scotia is sometimes known as the land of Evangeline, a reference to the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Evangeline, about the expulsion of the French-speaking Acadians from the area in 1755.

On July 1, 1867. Nova Scotia became one of the founding members of the Canadian Confederation. The province's name, which is Latin for New Scotland, was first applied to the region in the 1620's

 

Halifax Cape Breton Kings
Colchester Lunenburg Pictou
Hants Cumberland Yarmouth
Annapolis Antigonish Digby
Inverness Shelburne Queens
Richmond Guysborough Victoria

 

Resources

Acadian & French Canadian

The New Acadia Project

Nova Scotia Genealogy

Genealogical Society of N. S.

Nova Scotia Archives

Cyndi's List Nova Scotia

Cemeteries - Acadian

Cemetery Records

Census Records

Newspapers

Amherst Internment Camp

The Ships List

Maritime History Archive

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Olive Tree Genealogy

Black Loyalists - Our history and people

Arcadians Expelled from Cobequid, Nova Scotia

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Pictonians at home and abroad

Archdiocese of Halifax

Indian Tribes of Nova Scotia

 

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