Nova Scotia Archives

Built Heritage Resource Guide

City, Provincial, Telephone and Business Directories

These resources have proven so popular for various kinds of research that we've devoted a full section of our Website to them — 'Let Your Fingers Do the Walking' — Using City, Provincial, Telephone and Business Directories in Archival Research. Check there for ideas and information about how to use these directories to maximum benefit in researching built heritage.

McAlpine's Nova Scotia Directory, 1907-08 is already on the NSARM Website. More importantly, however, almost every surviving provincial and city directory from Nova Scotia has now been digitized by Library and Archives Canada, and is available and fully searchable on their Website. Provincial and city directories in hard-copy format or on microfilm are also held at NSARM, the Nova Scotia Legislative Library, the Halifax Public Library (Spring Garden Road Branch) and at various public and university libraries throughout Nova Scotia.

This Built Heritage Resource Guide is unusually rich in the information given in the Note Areas accompanying most images. So... when you scan down the pages, be sure to click on the thumbnails so that you can enlarge and explore the images, plus read the extra details provided beneath each.

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Lovell's Province of Nova Scotia Directory for 1871 
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Library: F91 N85 L94

Topic: City, Provincial, Telephone and Business Directories
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McAlpine's Halifax City Directory, 1903-1904 
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Library: F91 H13 M58

Topic: City, Provincial, Telephone and Business Directories
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McAlpine's Halifax City Directory, 1904-1905 
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Library: F91 H13 M58

Topic: City, Provincial, Telephone and Business Directories
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Might's 1961 Halifax and Dartmouth City Directory 
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Library: F91 H13 M58

Topic: City, Provincial, Telephone and Business Directories
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Might's 1962 Halifax and Dartmouth City Directory 
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Library: F91 H13 M58

Topic: City, Provincial, Telephone and Business Directories
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