Antigonish County Registry of Deeds records

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

Antigonish County Registry of Deeds records

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Document textuel

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

Mentions de responsabilité du titre

Notes du titre

Niveau de description

Série organique


Zone de l'édition

Mention d'édition

Mentions de responsabilité relatives à l'édition

Zone des précisions relatives à la catégorie de documents

Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production


  • 1784-1971; predominant 1784-1930 (Production)

Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

4.9 m of textual records (87 volumes)

Zone de la collection

Titre propre de la collection

Titres parallèles de la collection

Compléments du titre de la collection

Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

Numérotation à l'intérieur de la collection

Note sur la collection

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

Series forms part of the Registry of Deeds fonds, and consists of 83 land transaction registers, 1784-1930, recording the sale or transfer of land between grantor and grantee, mortgage assignments and releases, quit claim deeds and numerous other documents relating to land transactions.

Series also includes two Judgment Books, 1926-1971, recording County and Supreme Court judgments against land titles; one Canada Farm Loan Board Mortgage register, 1937-1957; one volume of Nova Scotia Pulp Limited agreements, 1957-1971; and a microfilm copy of the Crown Land Grant register, 1857-1967, which provided a local copy of land grants also recorded at the Crown Lands office in Halifax.

In the early land transaction registers the county is identified as Sydney County. Created in 1784 Sydney County included what is now Antigonish and Guysborough Counties. In 1824 Sydney County was divided into defined upper and lower districts. In 1836 the Lower District of Sydney County became Guysborough County and the Upper District reverted to the original name, Sydney County and in 1863 was renamed as Antigonish County.

Zone des notes

État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Records were transferred to the Archives from the Land Registry Office in Antigonish in 2009 and 2015.


Documents are primarily arranged in chronological order, by date of registration, in numbered volumes.

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

The indexes, some and transaction registers, and the Crown Land Grant register were microfilmed in 1968-1969.

Restrictions d'accès

Access is restriected to original volumes for preservation reasons. See reference copies on microfilm. Contact a Government Records Archivist for information about obtaining access to volumes not available on microfilm.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Instruments de recherche

To locate a particular document it is necessary to search the microfilmed index by name of grantor (seller) or grantee (buyer) to identify a book and page number.

Volume list available

Générer l'instrument de recherche

Éléments associés

Éléments associés


No further accruals expected.

Description matérielle

Although predominantly textual records the registers include some plot plans which were bound into the transaction registers near the entries which they illustrate.

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Zone du numéro normalisé

Numéro normalisé


Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle


Zone des entrées

Sujets associés

Personnes et organismes associés

Lieux associés

Genres associés