Nova Scotia Census on Microfilm
Nova Scotia Census Returns for 1838,1851(Note: only part of Hants, Kings and Pictou survive) and 1861 include
of the head of household and statistical information on other
residents. Census Returns for 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 are
nominal returns, meaning every name is recorded. Indexes are increasingly
being made available for some counties and for some years but are not included on the films.
In later years smaller communities would grow to the point where they
became separate enumeration districts, while the same community would have been
included as part of a larger district previously. When two film numbers are given for a community in the same year, it generally indicates that the census
schedule in continued on the second reel.
- NSARM is the Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management in Halifax,
films do not circulate.
- FHL is the Family History Library catalog number for use
when ordering the film at any of the more than 2500
Family History Centres operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints worldwide.
- NAC is the National Archives and Library of Canada film
number for use when ordering the film at a public library or archives
with an inter-institutional loan agreement.
Please Select the first letter of the Community Name