Sector specific registration books

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  • 1900-1957, predominant ca.1920-1957 (Creation)

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25 cm of textual records

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Series forms part of the Nova Scotia Registrar of Joint Stock Companies fonds and consists of a number of combined or distinct registration books in which the incorporation of various sector specific organizations is registered with the Registry of Joint Stocks. These registration documents also often record annual registration payments of these companies which provides an indication of their continued active status. Included are:
• the registration of co-operative associations under the 1935 Act to Provide for the Incorporation of Cooperative Associations from 1939 to 1942 and 1948-1957; and separately Farmer’s Co-operative Associations (1915-1935) and Fishermen’s Co-operatives (1932-1935)
• the registration of associations incorporated between 1900 and 1930 under the 1900 Act to Incorporate Fishermen’s Bait Associations. This book records the names of charter members, the name of the association, its capital, place of business and date of incorporation. Additionally there is also a record Bait Associations receiving letters patent (1904-1909)
• the registration of Credit Unions under the 1932 Credit Union Societies Act. These cover the years 1933 to 1957 and record the date, name, address and certificate number associated with their registration and records annually and documents filed. There is a separate volume
• a miscellaneous incorporations register that records Marsh Bodies incorporated under the Marshland Reclamation Act (1949-1967), Farmers Fruit Companies (1908-1967), Fishing vessels (1921-1948) incorporated under the Incorporation of Owners of Vessels in the Fishing Industry Act (1921-1948), Rural Telephone companies (1953-1957), Non-profit association (1953-1957), County Stations incorporated under the Fishermen’s Federation Act (1921-1947), Stations incorporated under the Blueberry Associations Act (1928-1933), Private Investment Holding Companies (1938-1953?) and Mineral Prospecting Companies (1940?-1951).
• Additionally there are registers recording the registration of loan companies under the of 1936, the incorporation of telephone companies (1913-1915), and an index to the incorporation of Mutual Fire Insurance Companies (1905-1906)

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