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28 June 2018

Photographs by A.E. Cornwall, Hantsport and Area collected by B.R. Alexander

Photographer A. E. Cornwall gives us a vibrant view into life in Hantsport and its surrounds at the turn of the century, capturing the people and industry of these thriving communities both in formal portraiture and in more casual shots.


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12 June 2018

Vital Statistics Annual Update

An additional 28,124 historical vital statistics are waiting for you on www.novascotiagenealogy.com! These records were released on 31 December 2017 and since then have been digitized, fully indexed and checked for quality control. This year's accruals include 14,568 births (1917), 6,880 marriages (1942) and 6,676 deaths (1967). As usual, the birth records include some 'delayed' entries for individuals born in 1917 (or earlier) but not registered until a later date. Happy searching!


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26 April 2018

Suffrage in Nova Scotia: Making our Mark

April 2018 marks one hundred years of women being extended the vote in Nova Scotia — allowing many women to vote for the first time. In honour of this ‘extension of the franchise to women’, Nova Scotia Archives has digitized 18 petitions from 1918 to create a valuable resource. The names captured here represent a cross-section of Nova Scotia society, men and women from all over and with a variety of occupations (all these areas are searchable in the resource) demonstrating the issue’s importance to ‘regular folk’ – homemakers, tailors, music teachers. We invite you to explore this important piece of our history.


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27 November 2017

Still Standing: W.G. MacLaughlan Albums of Buildings Damaged by the Halifax Explosion

Presented here for the first time in 100 years are 123 MacLaughlan photographs of damaged buildings in and around the devastated area. Some locations have been identified based on notations on the images and/or the research work by Archives staff, however, the majority remain unidentified.


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27 November 2017

Still Standing

Listen and watch videos based on the stories of five survivors. Hear their accounts of the disaster voiced and see what they saw, as life began again, through the images by W. G. MacLaughlan in January and February of 1918 as he photographed what was still standing in these neighborhoods.