Wednesday, 5 November 2014

FamilySearch adds Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993

You'd better set aside some undisturbed time to get best use out of this collection of Nova Scotia document images, 1,395,009 of them. It's titled Probate Records -- that's not all there is. For example, within the collection for Barrington District are: Estate Files, General Index to Orders, Index to estate odd papers and unprobated wills, Index to estate, Land grants, Letters of testamentary and administration and guardianship, Orders, Probate acts, and Will books.

There are 17 counties and districts included: Annapolis, Antigonish, Barrington District, Cape Breton, Colchester, Cumberland, Guysborough District, Hants, Inverness, Kings, Lunenburg, Pictou, Queens, Richmond, Shelburne District, Victoria, Yarmouth.

Need help in using this collection?  Start with the FamilySearch help file at,_Probate_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) which will direct you on through links to other resources.


Kim said...

I notice Digby County is not included, will it be added at a later date?

Anonymous said...

Yes I would like to find this information for Digby County as well.

I might like to look at Yarmouth as well.

JDR said...

Gail Dever has advice for those searching these records at