Returns of registered deaths

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Returns of registered deaths

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  • Microfilmed 1980 (Creation)

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38 microfilm reels

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quarterly returns made by local registrars of deaths to the federal statistics office in Halifax, N.S. Series also includes information recorded for each death which includes the deceased's name, age, occupation, marital status, birthplace, parents' names and occupation, the date and place of death, and the informant providing the information to the local registrar. Some forms reporting individual deaths include the cause of death, how long the condition was evident, and the name of any attending physician. The returns are arranged by county, then chronologically by year and quarter, and then alphabetically by district. Among the quarterly returns are found many forms used to report individual deaths.

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Records transferred by the Deputy Registrar General in 1933.

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Was entered in "inventory system" as series list 1256.

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Death registration books series was compiled from this series and contains similar, more complete information.

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