The Nova Scotia Archives is a division of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.
As the documentary heritage institution for the province, the Nova Scotia Archives:
preserves corporate memory and contributes to government accountability by providing archival services to government, in collaboration with government's corporate records management program. It plays a leading role in preserving the province's documentary heritage, in cooperation with the provincial archival community. It delivers a systematic preservation management program to support the Archives' mandate to preserve and make available the province's documentary heritage.
develops and carries out a range of client-centred reference services to ensure broad public access to the province's corporate memory and documentary heritage. It also develops and maintains two Internet Websites — NS Archives @ novascotia.ca/nsarm and Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics @ www.novascotiagenealogy.com — both offering a broad variety of online resources and services designed to help Nova Scotians build a sense of identity by exploring their family, community and provincial heritage.