Registrars of Probate

Closures and amalgamation of probate courts in Nova Scotia have reduced the number to eleven, serving the eighteen counties in the province. Some of the original files remain in the repositories where they were before amalgamation so special arrangements may be necessary to view a particular file. Two or more visits may be required; to view the index and to view the original file. Retrieval may only be available on certain days of the week. Charges vary.

Most probate court records in Nova Scotia have been microfilmed by The Genealogical Society of Utah and while the index reel may cover the period up to the date of filming only the films for records dated prior to 1900 have generally been released. A set of films is available at the Nova Scotia Archives and the films may be ordered and viewed at any Family History Centre operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide.

Updated 12 June 2015
CountyAddressPhoneFax
Digby & AnnapolisRegistrar
119 Queen St.
P.O. Box 1089
Digby NS
B0V 1A0

Deputy Registrar
377 St. George St.
P.O. Box 129
Annapolis Royal, N.S.
B0S 1A0
245-4567
532-5462
245-6722
532-7225
Cape Breton & Victoria136 Charlotte Street
Sydney NS
B1P 1C3
563-3545563-5701
Colchester1 Church Street
Truro NS
B2N 3Z5
893-5870893-6114
Cumberland3rd Floor
16 Church Street
Amherst NS
B4H 3A6
667-2256667-1108
HalifaxThe Law Courts
1815 Upper Water Street
Halifax NS
B3J 1S7
424-7422424-0524
Inverness & Richmond15 Kennedy Street
Port Hawkesbury NS
B9A 2Y1
625-2665625-4084
Antigonish & Guysborough11 James Street
Antigonish NS
B2G 1R6
863-7396863-7479
Hants & Kings87 Cornwallis St
Kentville NS
B4N 2E5
679-6070679-6178
Lunenburg & Queens141 High Street
Bridgewater NS
B4V 1W2
543-4679543-0678
PictouP.O. Box 1750
69 Water Street
Pictou NS
B0K 1H0
485-7350485-6737
Shelburne & Yarmouth164 Main Street
Yarmouth NS
B5A 1C2
742-5469742-0678

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