Title and statement of responsibility area
Digby County Registry of Deeds records
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- Textual record
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Dates of creation area
1785-1975; predominant 1785-1939 (Creation)
Physical description area
15.3 m of textual records (176 volumes)
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Scope and content
Series forms part of the Nova Scotia Registry of Deeds fonds and consists of 160 land transaction registers, 1785-1939, recording the sale or transfer of land between grantor (seller) and grantee (buyer), mortgage assignments and releases, quit claim deeds, and numerous other types of documents relating to land transactions. The documents recored in the land transaction registers are transcriptions (the Registry's copy) of the original documents held by the grantor and grantee.
Series also includes: one Canadian Farm Loan Board mortgage register, 1938-1957; Judgment Books 1-8 (A-H), 1879-1975, recording County and Supreme Court judments that affected deeded land or mortgages; Crown Land Grant Books 1-4, and index, 1854-1958, and Crown Land Lease Books 1-3, 1903-1948, which provided a local copy of land grants and leases also recorded at the Crown Lands Office.
Series also includes, on microfilm only: Index to Bills of Sale, 1860-1904; and Index to Entry Books, 1876-1901.
Immediate source of acquisition
Records were transferred to the Archives from the Land Registry Office in Weymouth, Digby County in 2011.
Documents are primarily arranged in chronological order, by date of registration, in numbered volumes.
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Availability of other formats
The indexes, some land transaction registers, and Crown Land Grant Books were microfilmed in 1968-1969. Index to Bills of Sale, Index to Entry Books and Judgment Books were microfilmed in 2005.
Restrictions on access
Acccess is restricted 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.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
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.
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No further accruals expected.