This is a list of free Nova Scotia, Canada Online Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are Nova Scotia records, marriage records, death records, census records, land records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Nova Scotia collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.


This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your Nova Scotian ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records.




How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.






Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Nova Scotia Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Nova Scotia Birth Indexes & Birth Records



Nova Scotia Marriage Indexes & Marriage Records


Nova Scotia Divorce Records



Nova Scotia Death Indexes & Death Records








Wills & Probate






Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Nova Scotia Residence Records









Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers


Merchant Marine


Naturalization & Citizenship


Orphans & Orphanages








Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Nova Scotia Daily Life Records





Buildings and Dwellings


Business Records & Commerce




Court Records


Description & Travel


Employees, Officials, & Occupations


Ethnic Records


Jewish Records


Native American Records








Government & Legal


Government & Politics




History – 1603-1713


History – To 1763


History – 1763-1867


History – To 1784



Language and languages

Libraries, Museums, & Archives



Names & Surnames




Notarial Records




Public Records


Religion and Religious Life




Social Life & Customs








Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Nova Scotia Military Records


War of 1812


American Civil War


World War I


World War II





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