Nova Scotia, Halifax County Deed Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This collection dates from 1749 -1958.

These records contain grantee and grantor indexes to deeds, wills and other court files.

The Public Archives of Nova Scotia has an alphabetical file of draft land grants and petitions for land. This file covers the years from 1763 onward. There are indexes for 1784–1877. Petitions often mention a petitioner's name, country of origin, date of arrival in Nova Scotia, and other information.

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Citation for This Collection

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"Nova Scotia, Halifax County, Deed Indexes, 1749-1958" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Registrar of Deeds. Land Registry Office.

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Record Content

Deed records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the Grantee
  • Name of the Grantor
  • Year land was granted
  • Occupation
  • Book and page number where the deed is located
  • Location of purchase

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of Grantor or Grantee
  • Approximate year and place of residence

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