St. Mary's District Registry of Deeds

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St. Mary's District Registry of Deeds

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  • 1815-1969, predominant 1815-1963 (Creation)

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3.6 m of textual records (43 volumes)

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Subseries forms part of the Guysborough County Registry of Deeds series, and consists of 38 land transaction registers, 1815-1963, 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.

Subseries also includes Crown Land Grant Books 1-5, 1855-1969, which provided a local coy of land grants also recorded at the Crown Lands office.

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Documents are primarily arranged in chronological order, by date of registration in alphabetical volumes (A to J), then numbered volumes (9 to 38).

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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 indentify a book and page number.

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