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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.  
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''[[Canada|Canada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nova Scotia|Nova Scotia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nova_Scotia_Census|Census]]''
  
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].  
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The Nova Scotia census records before 1703 are helpful in providing a deceased person's name, age, and relatives. The census records from 1703 to 1861 list only the head of each household, with a few exceptions.  
  
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Census records 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>  
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=== 1851-1921&nbsp;Online Canadian Indexes and Images&nbsp; &nbsp;  ===
  
The more useful local censuses are listed below:  
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" | '''Automated Genealogy<ref name="Internet">[http://automatedgenealogy.com/ '''Automated Genealogy'''], a free online service includes links to free images found at the [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-911-e.html &amp;nbsp;Library and Archives Canada].</ref>'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" | '''Library Archives Canada<ref name="Internet">[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-911-e.html '''Library Archives Canada'''], a free online service includes links to free images and partial indexes found at the [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-911-e.html &amp;nbsp;Library and Archives Canada].</ref>'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Ancestry FHL'''<ref name="ancest">'''Ancestry.com''', a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving national and many provincial census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an [http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/ FHL edition] free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a [http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/insider/2009/03/23/WhatsNOTInAncestryLibraryEdition.aspx slightly smaller] [http://www.ancestrylibrary.com/ Library edition] free only at some public libraries, and (3) a [http://www.ancestry.com/ Home edition] subscription service for individuals.</ref>&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Ancestry Library'''<ref name="ancest">'''Ancestry.com''', a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving national and many provincial census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an [http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/ FHL edition] free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a [http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/insider/2009/03/23/WhatsNOTInAncestryLibraryEdition.aspx slightly smaller] [http://www.ancestrylibrary.com/ Library edition] free only at some public libraries, and (3) a [http://www.ancestry.com/ Home edition] subscription service for individuals.</ref>&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#66cccc" align="center" | '''Ancestry Home'''<ref name="ancest">'''Ancestry.com''', a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an [http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/ FHL edition] free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a [http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/insider/2009/03/23/WhatsNOTInAncestryLibraryEdition.aspx slightly smaller] [http://www.ancestrylibrary.com/ Library edition] free only at some public libraries, and (3) a [http://www.ancestry.com/ Home edition] subscription service for individuals.</ref>
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| align="center" rowspan="2" | '''1911'''&nbsp;
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| indexes&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://automatedgenealogy.com/ Link]&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/1911.aspx Link]&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8947 Link]&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8947 Link]&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" | [http://automatedgenealogy.com/ Link]&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" | [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/1911.aspxx Link]&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8947 Link]&nbsp;
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| align="center" rowspan="2" | '''1901'''
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| indexes
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| align="center" | {{RecordSearch|1584557|Link}}&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://automatedgenealogy.com/ Link]&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/1901.aspx Link]
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| align="center" rowspan="2" | '''1891'''&nbsp;
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| indexes
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| align="center" | {{RecordSearch|1583536|Link}}&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1891/Pages/1891.aspx  Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1274 Link] 
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" | [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1891/index-e.html Link]&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=1274 Link]
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| align="center" rowspan="2" | '''1881'''&nbsp;
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| indexes&nbsp;
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| align="center" | {{RecordSearch|1804541|Link}}&nbsp;
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| align="center" | -&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1881/Pages/1881.aspx Link]&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1577 Link]&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" | [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1881/Pages/1881.aspx Link]&nbsp;
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| align="center" rowspan="2" | '''1871'''&nbsp;
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| indexes&nbsp;
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| align="center" | {{RecordSearch|1551612|Link}}&nbsp;
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| align="center" | -&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1871/Pages/about-census.aspx Link]&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1578 Link]&nbsp;
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| align="center" rowspan="2" | '''1861''' Provincial&nbsp;
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| align="center" | {{RecordSearch|1460163|Link}}
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| align="center" rowspan="2" | '''1851/52'''&nbsp;
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| align="center" | {{RecordSearch|1325192|Link}}&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://automatedgenealogy.com/ Link]&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1061 Link]&nbsp;
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=1061 Link]&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#99cccc" align="center" | '''Family Search'''&nbsp;
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1671
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Acadia: lists names, ages, and places of origin.
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1686
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<br> The more useful local censuses are listed below: <br>
  
Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.  
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*'''1671 Acadia:''' lists names, ages, and places of origin. <br>
  
1693
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*'''1686 Acadia:''' lists names, ages, and animals. <br>
  
Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.  
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*'''1693 Acadia: '''lists names, ages, and animals. <br>
  
1698  
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*'''1698 Acadia: '''lists names, ages, and animals. <br>
  
Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.  
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*'''1701 Acadia:''' lists names, ages, and animals. <br>
  
1701
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*'''1752 Ile Royal:''' lists names, ages, and places of origin. <br>
  
Acadia: lists names, ages, and animals.  
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*'''1752 Halifax:''' lists head of household. <br>
  
1752
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*'''1770 Many counties:''' lists head of household. This census has been published in: <br>
  
Ile Royal: lists names, ages, and places of origin.  
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::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>
  
1752
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*'''1817 A few counties:''' lists head of household. <br>
  
Halifax: lists head of household.  
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*'''1818 Part of Cape Brenton Island. <br>'''
  
1770
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*'''1827 Many counties:''' lists head of household. It has been published. <br>
  
<br>Many counties: lists head of household. This census has been published in:
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*'''1838 Most of the province:''' lists head of household. <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}} )  
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*'''1851 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>
  
1817
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*'''1861 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>
  
A few counties: lists head of household.  
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*'''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.)<br>
  
1818
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*'''1891 Whole province:''' 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>
  
Part of Cape Brenton Island.  
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*'''1901 Whole province:''' 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>
  
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*'''1911 Whole province:''' 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.
  
Many counties: lists head of household. It has been published.  
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*'''1921-Present:''' Censuses from 1921 to the present are not available to the public.
  
1838
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A source for early census records is:
  
Most of the province: lists head of household.  
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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.
  
1851
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<br> {{Nova Scotia|Nova Scotia}}  
 
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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}}).
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1861
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Whole province: lists head of household.
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[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.
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1871,1881
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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.)
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1891
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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.
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1901
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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.
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Censuses from 1911 to the present are not available to the public.
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A source for early censuses is:
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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.
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{{Nova Scotia|Nova Scotia}}  
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The Nova Scotia census records before 1703 are helpful in providing a deceased person's name, age, and relatives. The census records from 1703 to 1861 list only the head of each household, with a few exceptions.

Census records 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.

1851-1921 Online Canadian Indexes and Images   

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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 Whole province: 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 Whole province: 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 Whole province: 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.
  • 1921-Present: Censuses from 1921 to the present are not available to the public.

A source for early census records 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.

 
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