Nova Scotia, Marriages, 1864-1918 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918 .
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Nova Scotia,  Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1864-1918
Languages English
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Related Websites
Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax

What is in this Collection?

This collection includes marriage records from Nova Scotia for the years 1864-1918.

There may be some births included in the collection.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date of Marriage.
  • Names of Bride and Groom.
  • Notes if Bride or Groom was Single or Widowed.
  • Names of Witnesses.
  • Ages of Bride and Groom.
  • Birthplaces of Bride and Groom.
  • Residences of Bride and Groom.
  • Occupations.
  • Name of Person giving Consent.
  • Names of Parents.
  • Names of Previous Marriage Partners and their Death Dates.

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate year of marriage.
  • The place where the marriages occurred.
  • The name of the intended spouse.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse Images" on the initial search page
⇒ Select the the appropriate "County"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Year Range" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Don't forget to utilize the information found in the marriage record to find other records for this family. For example, if it gives an age at marriage, you can then calculate an approximate birth date.
  • Look for this family in other Nova Scotia records. FamilySearch Historical Records has many Nova Scotia records to search.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Don't forget to try doing your search with spelling variations of the name in mind. It wasn't uncommon for names to be misspelled.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, Halifax.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Nova Scotia, Marriages, 1864-1918.

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