Series - Guysborough County Registry of Deeds records

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Guysborough County Registry of Deeds records

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  • 1785-1969 (Creation)

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14.9 m of textual records (121 volumes)

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Series consists of two subseries, Guysborough District Registry of Deeds and St. Mary's District Registry of Deeds.

In the earliest Guysbourough District land transaction registers the county is identified as Sydney County. Sydney County was created in 1784 to administer the eastern mainland of Nova Scotia (now Antigonish and Guysborough Counties). During the years 1824-1836 Sydney County was divided into defined upper and lower districts: the Lower District of Sydney County became Guysborough County; the Upper District reverted to the original name, Sydney County, which was changed to Antigonish County in 1863. The Lower District of Sydney County (later Guysborough County) was divided into two smaller districts: Guysborough District (forthe western half of the District) and St. Mary's District (for the eastern half). Land transactions were administered in Guysborough and St. Mary's (also known as Sherbrooke) Districts.

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Records were transferred to the Archives from the Land Registry Office in Guysborough in 2012.


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Access 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.

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