Marriage registration books

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Marriage registration books

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  • Microfilmed 1980-1981 (Creation)

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17 microfilm reels

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Series forms part of the Nova Scotia Deputy Registrar General Fonda and consists of marriage registration books prepared initially from quarterly lists of marriage licences completed by local issuers of marriage licences and forwarded to the Statistics Office in Halifax, N.S. The local officials would also forward the completed "marriage forms" that contained information on each marriage. Books record the names of those married, their ages, their place of birth and residence, their parents names and occupations, the name and church affiliation of the minister involved, the names of witnesses and the occupation of the groom. Each county has separate registration books that start in 1864 and end, depending on the county, between 1906 and 1918. Series has an alphabetical index arranged by county and year.

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Records transferred by the Deputy Registrar General, October 1976.


Was entered in "inventory system" as series list 1251.

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Related records may be found in marriage licence files series which contains the "marriage forms" used to create this series and may contain information absent from incomplete marriage registration book entries. Until 1876, the quarterly returns of marriage licences issued and marriages solemnized series were also used to prepare the marriage registration books.

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