Musquodoboit Harbour vital statistics registry fonds

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Musquodoboit Harbour vital statistics registry fonds

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Accession number: 2008.008

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  • 1938-1943 (Creation)
    Van Malder, Alice
    Musquodoboit Harbour (N.S.)

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2 v. of textual records, 2 leaves of textual records

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([ca. 1900-1980])

Biographical history

Alice VanMalder of Musquodoboit Harbour was appointed as division registrar of births and deaths for the registration of Division No. 13 on December 17, 1938. She was also appointed as deputy issuer of marriage licenses on December 8, 1938. She kept detailed ledgers of these transactions, including many additional notations that were not required of the position.

Custodial history

Records were received from Dr. Jardine of Musquodoboit Harbour, who was in possession of them as executor of Ms. VanMalder’s will.

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Fonds consists of two ledgers detailing births, deaths, and marriages in the Musquodoboit, Petpeswick, and Ostrea Lake areas from 1939 to 1943. The certificates documenting Ms. Van Malder's appointment as registrar are also included.

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Received from Dr. Jardine of Musquodoboit Harbour, who delivered them on behalf of Ms. Van Malder.


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  • English

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Access to birth records is restricted. Access to marriage records post- 1942 is restricted. Access to death records is open to researchers without restrictions.

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2 leaves of textual records
2 volumes of textual records, 18 x 23.5 cm ; 13.5 x 32.5 cm

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