Nova Scotia, Deaths, 1864-1877 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Deaths
Collection years 1864-1877
Languages English
Title in the Language Nova Scotia Deaths
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax

What is in this Collection?

This collection includes images of Nova Scotia death records from 1864-1877. Civil registration of deaths in Nova Scotia began in 1864.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Name of father
  • Maiden name of mother
  • Name of spouse
  • Gender
  • Age at death
  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial
  • Marital status
  • Name of cemetery
  • Name of funeral home
  • Place of residence

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The year your ancestor died.
  • The place where your ancestor died.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

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 appropriate "County" category
⇒Select the appropriate "Year Range" category, 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 death 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'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Make sure to take note of all information in the death record, as it could lead to other record types. For example, a death record of a child that lists parents, could help you locate a birth record belongs for that child.
  • Search for an obituary for your deceased ancestor.
  • Search census, church and land records for more information about your ancestor.

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

  • Remember to try searching with spelling variations of the names or nicknames the person may have used.

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 Deaths, 1864-1877.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing Nova Scotia Archives, 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 Deaths, 1864-1877.

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