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The [[Portal:Nova Scotia|Nova Scotia]] censuses before 1703 are helpful in providing a deceased person's name, age, and relatives. The censuses from 1703 to 1861 list only the head of each household, with a few exceptions. The more useful local censuses are listed below:  
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1671
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The Nova Scotia censuses before 1703 are helpful in providing a deceased person's name, age, and relatives. The censuses from 1703 to 1861 list only the head of each household, with a few exceptions.
  
Acadia: lists names, ages, and places of origin.  
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Censuses beginning in 1871 are national censuses taken by the federal government. Most national censuses have been indexed. Indexes and links to them are listed at the [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-911.009-e.html Library and Archives Canada web site]. <br>
  
1686
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The more useful local censuses are listed below: <br>
  
Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.  
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*1671 <br>Acadia: lists names, ages, and places of origin. <br>
  
1693
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*1686 <br>Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals. <br>
  
Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.  
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*1693 <br>Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals. <br>
  
1698  
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*1698 <br>Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals. <br>
  
Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.  
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*1701 <br>Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals. <br>
  
1701
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*1752 <br>Ile Royal: lists names, ages, and places of origin. <br>
  
Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.  
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*1752 <br>Halifax: lists head of household. <br>
  
1752
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*1770 <br>Many counties: lists head of household. This census has been published in: <br><br>Richard, Bernice C., Nova Scotia 1770 Census, Some 1773 and 1787 . . . Chicago: Chicago Genealogical Society, 1972. (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|201577|title-id|disp=book 971.6 A1 #18}} {{FHL|201577|title-id|disp=film 962273 item 10}} ) <br>
  
Ile Royal: lists names, ages, and places of origin.  
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*1817 <br>A few counties: lists head of household. <br>
  
1752
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*1818 <br>Part of Cape Brenton Island. <br>
  
Halifax: lists head of household.  
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*1827 <br>Many counties: lists head of household. It has been published. <br>
  
1770
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*1838 <br>Most of the province: lists head of household. <br>
  
<br>Many counties: lists head of household. This census has been published in:
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*1851 <br>Only Kings, Halifax, and Pictou counties: lists head of household. An index has been published for Kings, Halifax counties (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|429294|title-id|disp=book 971.6 X22n}}; ). There is also an index for Pictou county (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|377170|title-id|disp=book 971.613 X29p}}). <br>
  
Richard, Bernice C., Nova Scotia 1770 Census, Some 1773 and 1787 . . . Chicago: Chicago Genealogical Society, 1972. (Family History Library&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=201577&disp=Nova+Scotia+1770+census%2C+some+1773+and++ book 971.6 A1 #18] [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=201577&disp=Nova+Scotia+1770+census%2C+some+1773+and++ film 962273 item 10] )
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*1861 <br>Whole province: lists head of household. See the online index, [[Nova Scotia Census 1861 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Nova Scotia Census 1861 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] <br>
  
1817
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*1871,1881<br>Whole province: lists all household members. The census gives each person's name, sex, age, country or province of birth, religion, occupation, and marital status. (1871 is incomplete for Shelburne County.)<br>
  
A few counties: lists head of household.  
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*1891<br>Lists all household members. The census lists each person's name, sex, age, marital status, relation to head of family, country or province of birth, French-Canadian descendency, place of birth of father, place of birth of mother, religion, and occupation. <br>
  
1818
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*1901 <br>Lists all household members. The census lists each person's name, sex, color, relation to head of family, marital status, date of birth, country or province of birth, age at census, year of immigration to Canada, year of naturalization, nationality, religion, occupation, and native language. <br>
  
Part of Cape Brenton Island.  
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*1911 <br>Lists all household members. The census lists each person's name, sex, relation to head of family, marital status, month and year of birth, age at census, country or province of birth, year of immigration to Canada, year of naturalization, racial or tribal origin, nationality, religion, and occupation.
  
1827
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*Censuses from 1921 to the present are not available to the public.
  
Many counties: lists head of household. It has been published.
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A source for early censuses is:  
  
1838
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*Trahan, Charles C., ''Acadian Census, 1671–1752''. Rayne, La.: Hebert Publications, 1994. (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|697071|title-id|disp=book 971.5 X2t}}) Acadia covered what is now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
  
Most of the province: lists head of household.
 
 
1851
 
 
Only Kings, Halifax, and Pictou counties: lists head of household. An index has been published for Kings, Halifax counties (Family History Library&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=429294&disp=1851+Nova+Scotia%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 971.6 X22n]; ). There is also an index for Pictou county (Family History Library&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=377170&disp=Pictou+County+census%2C+1851%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 971.613 X29p]).
 
 
1861
 
 
Whole province: lists head of household.
 
 
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Nova_Scotia_Census_1861_Index Nova Scotia 1861 Census]--This is a wiki article that describes a collection that is posted for free online at FamilySearech Record Search--=Piolet Site.
 
 
1871,1881
 
 
Whole province: lists all household members. The census gives each person's name, sex, age, country or province of birth, religion, occupation, and marital status. (1871 is incomplete for Shelburne County.)
 
 
1891
 
 
Lists all household members. The census lists each person's name, sex, age, marital status, relation to head of family, country or province of birth, French-Canadian descendency, place of birth of father, place of birth of mother, religion, and occupation.
 
 
1901
 
 
Lists all household members. The census lists each person's name, sex, color, relation to head of family, marital status, date of birth, country or province of birth, age at census, year of immigration to Canada, year of naturalization, nationality, religion, occupation, and native language.
 
 
Censuses from 1911 to the present are not available to the public.
 
 
A source for early censuses is:
 
  
*Trahan, Charles C., ''Acadian Census, 1671–1752''. Rayne, La.: Hebert Publications, 1994. (Family History Library&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=697071&disp=Acadian+census%2C+1671%2D1752%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 971.5 X2t]) Acadia covered what is now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
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The Nova Scotia censuses before 1703 are helpful in providing a deceased person's name, age, and relatives. The censuses from 1703 to 1861 list only the head of each household, with a few exceptions.

Censuses beginning in 1871 are national censuses taken by the federal government. Most national censuses have been indexed. Indexes and links to them are listed at the Library and Archives Canada web site.

The more useful local censuses are listed below:

  • 1671
    Acadia: lists names, ages, and places of origin.
  • 1686
    Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.
  • 1693
    Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.
  • 1698
    Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.
  • 1701
    Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.
  • 1752
    Ile Royal: lists names, ages, and places of origin.
  • 1752
    Halifax: lists head of household.
  • 1770
    Many counties: lists head of household. This census has been published in:

    Richard, Bernice C., Nova Scotia 1770 Census, Some 1773 and 1787 . . . Chicago: Chicago Genealogical Society, 1972. (Family History Library book 971.6 A1 #18 film 962273 item 10 )
  • 1817
    A few counties: lists head of household.
  • 1818
    Part of Cape Brenton Island.
  • 1827
    Many counties: lists head of household. It has been published.
  • 1838
    Most of the province: lists head of household.
  • 1851
    Only Kings, Halifax, and Pictou counties: lists head of household. An index has been published for Kings, Halifax counties (Family History Library book 971.6 X22n; ). There is also an index for Pictou county (Family History Library book 971.613 X29p).
  • 1871,1881
    Whole province: lists all household members. The census gives each person's name, sex, age, country or province of birth, religion, occupation, and marital status. (1871 is incomplete for Shelburne County.)
  • 1891
    Lists all household members. The census lists each person's name, sex, age, marital status, relation to head of family, country or province of birth, French-Canadian descendency, place of birth of father, place of birth of mother, religion, and occupation.
  • 1901
    Lists all household members. The census lists each person's name, sex, color, relation to head of family, marital status, date of birth, country or province of birth, age at census, year of immigration to Canada, year of naturalization, nationality, religion, occupation, and native language.
  • 1911
    Lists all household members. The census lists each person's name, sex, relation to head of family, marital status, month and year of birth, age at census, country or province of birth, year of immigration to Canada, year of naturalization, racial or tribal origin, nationality, religion, and occupation.
  • Censuses from 1921 to the present are not available to the public.

A source for early censuses is:

  • Trahan, Charles C., Acadian Census, 1671–1752. Rayne, La.: Hebert Publications, 1994. (Family History Library book 971.5 X2t) Acadia covered what is now Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.