Registrars of Probate

Recent amalgamation of probate courts in Nova Scotia has 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 folder. The average charge is $2.00 per file to view the original for genealogical purposes but membership in the local historical society may get you a discount.

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 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 19 March 2003
CountyAddressPhoneFax
Annapolis & DigbyP.O. Box 129
377 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal NS
B0S 1A0
532-5582532-7225
Cape Breton & VictoriaHarbour Place
6-136 Charlotte Street
Sydney NS
B1P 1C3
563-3545563-0510
Colchester1 Church Street
Truro NS
B2N 3Z5
893-5870893-6114
Cumberland3rd Floor
16 Church Street
Amherst NS
B4H 3A6
667-2256667-1108
HalifaxHalifax Law Courts
1815 Upper Water Street
Halifax NS
B3J 1S7
424-7422424-0524
Inverness & RichmondP.O. Box 190
Provincial Building, McSween Street
Port Hawkesbury NS
B0E 2V0
625-4219625-4084
Guysborough & Antigonish11 James Street
Antigonish NS
B2G 1R6
863-7396863-7479
Hants & Kings87 Cornwallis St
Kentville NS
B4N 2E5
679-5339679-6178
Lunenburg & QueensP.O. Box 369
270 Logan Road
Bridgewater NS
B4V 2W9
527-5441527-5442
PictouP.O. Box 1199
69 Water Street
Pictou NS
B0K 1H0
485-4351485-6737
Shelburne & Yarmouth403 Main Street
Yarmouth NS
B5A 1G3
742-5469742-0678

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