Title and statement of responsibility area
Halifax County Registry of Deeds records
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- Textual record
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Dates of creation area
1749-1967; predominant 1749-1903 (Creation)
Physical description area
40.6 m of textual records and other material (338 volumes)
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Scope and content
Series forms part of the Nova Scotia Registry of Deeds fonds and consists of 336 land transaction registers and other registers, 1749-1903, 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. The documents recorded in the land transaction registers are transcriptions (the Registry's copy) of the original documents held by the grantor and grantee.
Found amongst the land transaction registers are an Allotment Book (volume 1), 1749-1769; Judgment Books (volumes 163, 218, 228, 241, 254, 271, 289, 305, 336) recording the County and Supreme Court judgments that affected deeded land or mortgages; and a Register of Horses (volume 267), 1887-1908, in which the purchase and sale of horses was recorded.
Series also includes a separate registration book for Musquodoboit, which briefly had its own registry and which includes deeds from 1807 to 1821; and one volume of Land Grants (Volume 4). The remaining volumes 1-13 of Land Grants are available on microfilm only; the original volumes have not been transferred to the Archives.
Immediate source of acquisition
Records were transferred to the Archives from the Land Registry Office in Dartmouth in 2004, 2008, and 2013.
Documents are primarily arranged in chronological order, by date of document registration, in numbered volumes.
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Location of originals
Availability of other formats
The indexes, most land transaction registers, and Land Grant books were microfilmed in 1968-1969 ("old" microfilm) and again in 2004 ("new" microfilm).
Restrictions on access
Access is restricted to orignal volumes for preservation reasons. See reference copies on microfilm. Contact a Government Records Archivist for infomration about obtaining access to volumes not available on microfilm.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Generated finding aid
No further accruals expected.
There are several gaps in the sequence of original land transaction registers held at the Archives. Registers that were in poor condition or had been disbound by the records creator were not transferred to the Archives.