Inverness County Registry of Deeds records

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Inverness County Registry of Deeds records

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  • 1825-1982, predominant 1825-1964 (Creation)

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15.75 m of textual records (101 volumes)

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Series forms part of the Nova Scotia Registry of Deeds fonds and consists of 88 land transaction registers, 1825-1964, 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 recorded in the land transaction registers are transcriptions (the Registry's copy) of the original documents held by the grantor and grantee.

Series also includes Crown Land Grant books A to L (13 volumes), 1854-1982, which provided a local copy of the land grants also recorded at the Crown Lands office.

The Inverness County Registry of Deeds, in Port Hood, was created by Order-in-Council on December 10, 1824. Prior to its creation, all land transaction records were registered at the Sydney Registry (Cape Breton County).

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Records were transferred to the Archives from the Land Registry Office in Port Hood in 2014.


Documents are primiarliy arranged in chronological order, by date of registration, in alphabetical (A to Y) then numbered volumes (1 to 64).

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

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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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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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See Cape Breton Registry of Deeds for land transaction records dating before the creation of a registry in Port Hood, Inverness County in 1825.

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No further accruals are expected.

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