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  • Genealogical research in Nova Scotia. By Terrence M. Punch, third revised edition published in 1983 (pdf document).

  • Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 1 (1878). This volume includes : History of St. Paul's Church (Halifax), by Rev. George W. Hill, D.C.L. (p. 35); Nicholson's Journal of the Capture of Annapolis in 1710 (p. 59); An Account of Nova Scotia in 1744 (p. 105); Papers relating to Trials for Treason in 1776-7 (p. 110); Thomas's Diary of the expedition of 1755 against the Acadians (p. 119).

  • Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 2 (1881). This volume includes : Proposals for attacks on Nova Scotia 1776-7 (p. 11); The First Council (p. 17); Journal of Witherspoon (p. 31); History of St. Paul's Church (p. 63); Memoir of the Rev. James Murdoch (p. 100); Memoir of Sir Alexander Croke (p. 110); Papers Relating to the Acadian French (p. 129).

  • Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 3 (1882-83). This volume includes : History of St. Paul's Church, by Rev. George W. Hill, D. C. L (p. 13); Winslow's Journal of the Expulsion of the Acadians in 1755 (p. 71); Government House, by Hon. A. G. Archibald, Lieut.-Governor (p 197).

  • Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 4 (1884), Volume 5 (1886-87), Volume 6 (1887-88). Volume 4 includes : Biographical Sketch of Hon. Samuel Vetch and Papers connected with the administration of Mr. Vetch, 1710-13 (p. 11); Journal of Colonel John Winslow (p. 113); The Province Building (p. 247). Volume 5 includes : The Expulsion of the Acadians (p. 11); Gordon's Journal of Siege of Louisbourg, 1758 (p. 98). Volume 6 includes : The Acadian Boundary Disputes and the Ashburton Treaty (p. 17); The Loyalists at Shelburne (p. 53); Early Journalism in Nova Scotia (p. 91); Kings College and Episcopate in Nova Scotia (p. 123); Notes on the Early History of St. George's Church, Halifax (p. 137).

  • Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 7 (1889-91), Volume 8 (1892-94). Volume 7 includes : Vinland (p. 17); Notes on Census of 1767 (p. 45); Early History of St. George's Church (Part 2.) (p. 73); Papers relating to Early History of Church of England in Nova Scotia (p. 89); Deportation of Negroes from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone (p. 129). Volume 8 features : History of Halifax City (p. 3) including the 1752 Nova Scotia Census of settlers since 1749 (p. 246).

  • Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 9 (1893-95), Volume 10 (1896-98). Volume 9 includes : The Voyages and Discoveries of the Cabots (p. 17); A Chapter in the History of the Township of Onslow, N. S. (p. 39); Richard John Uniacke (p. 73); Ships of War Lost on the Coast of Nova Scotia and Sable Island during the Eighteenth Century (p. 119); Louisbourg : An Historical Sketch (p. 137); General Index to Papers Printed in Collections (p. 205). Volume 10 features : The Slave in Canada (p. 1).

  • Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, 11 (1899-1900). Volume 11 features : The War of 1812 (p. 7).

  • Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 14 (1910), Volume 15 (1911). Volume 14 includes : Fisheries of British North America; Memoir of Governor John Parr; Halifax and the Capture of St. Pierre in 1793; Demonts Tercentenary at Annapolis 1604-1904. Volume 15 includes : Life of Honourable Alexander Stewart; Records of Chignecto; Nomenclature of the Streets of Halifax, with Portrait.

  • Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 16 (1912), Volume 17 (1913). Volume 16 includes : Lt. Governor Michael Francklin, 1752-1782, with portraits (p. 1); The Trent Affair with portraits (p. 41); James William Johnston, First Premier of Nova Scotia under Responsible Government, with portrait (p. 61); Notes Historical and Otherwise of the Northern District of Queens County (p. 93); History of St. Matthew's Church, Halifax, N. S. (p. 137); Early Reminiscences of Halifax (p. 171). Volume 17 includes : Memoir of the Life of the Honorable William Blowers Bliss (p. 23); Notes on Thomas Williams of Annapolis Royal (p. 47); A Short Note on the Yarmouth Runic Stone (p. 51); Remarks on the Fletcher and Related Sones of Yarmouth (p. 53); The Fenwick Family in Nova Scotia (p. 57); The Militia of Nova Scotia with portraits (p. 63); Early Reminiscences of Halifax (p. 111); A Sketch of Lawrence O'Connor Doyle, A Member of the House of Assembly in the Thirties and Forties with protraits (p. 151); Notes on Several Governors and Their Influence (p. 197); Statement Relative to the Introduction and History of Responsible Government in Nova Scotia (p. 199).

  • Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 18 (1914), Volume 19 (1918). Volume 18 includes : Wolfe's Men and Nova Scotia (p. 1); Jonathan Belcher, First Chief Justice of Nova Scotia (p. 25) (1914); Dockyard Reminiscences by Charles Roche (p. 59); Early Scottish Settlers in Cape Breton (p. 69); Artists in Nova Scotia (p. 101); History of Nova Scotia Postage Stamps (p. 165). Volume 19 includes : Our First President, The Hon. J. W. Ritchie (p. 1); Recollections of Sixty Years Ago, by Rev. Allan Pollok (p. 17); History of Bridgetown (p. 31); The Early Post Office in Nova Scotia, 1755-1867 (p. 53); Life of Samuel Cunard (p. 75); The Inception of the Associated Press (p. 93).

  • Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume 20 (1921), Volume 21 (1927). Volume 20 includes : Hon. Simon Bradstreet Robie, a Biography (p. 1); (1921); The Privateers of Nova Scotia (p. 17) (1921); The Life of Sir John Wentworth, Governor of Nova Scotia (p. 48); Halifax Currency (p. 111); The Honourable James McDonald (p. 139); Sources of Canadian History, with special reference to Nova Scotia (p. 155). Volume 21 includes : History of Canso, Guysborough Co., N.S. (p. 1); The Akins Historical Prize Essays, King's College (p. 35); The Hon. Thomas Dickson Archibald, of the Court of Queen's Bench, England, 1817-1875 (p. 45); Life of The Hon. Thomas Jonathan McCully, 1809-77 (p. 73); The 40th Regiment, Raised at Annapolis Royal in 1717 (p. 115).

  • Selections from the Public Documents of the Province of Nova Scotia. Digitized edition of this book published in 1869. Content : Papers relating to the Acadian French 1714-1755 (p. 1); Papers relating to the forcible removal of the Acadian French from Nova Scotia 1755-1768 (p. 245); Papers relating to the French encroachments in Nova Scotia 1749-1754 and the War in North America 1754-1761 (p. 359); Papers relating to the first settlement of Halifax 1749-1756 (p. 493); Papers relating to the first establishement of the Representative Assembly in Nova Scotia 1755-1761 (p. 707); Index (p. 743).

  • An historical and statistical account of Nova-Scotia. Free online edition of this book by Thomas Chandler Haliburton published in 1829.

  • A history of Nova Scotia, or Acadie. Online edition of this book by Beamish Murdoch published in 1865 : Volume 1 - Volume 2 - Volume 3.

  • History of Nova Scotia. Free online edition of this book by David Allison and Clyde Edwin Tuck published in 1916 : Volume 1 - Volume 2 - Volume 3.

  • Builders of Nova Scotia. A historical review, with an appendix containing copies of rare documents relating to the early days of the province. Free searchable online edition of this book by Sir John George Bourinot published in 1899.

  • Place-names of the Province of Nova Scotia. Digitized edition of this book by Thomas J. Brown published in 1922.

  • An account of the customs and manners of the Micmakis and Maricheets savage nations, now dependent on the government of Cape- Breton : from an original French manuscript-letter, never published, written by a French abbot, who resided many years, in quality of missionary, among them : to which are annexed, several pieces, relative to the Savages, to Nova-Scotia, and to North-America in general. Free online edition of this book published in 1758

  • History of Inverness County, Nova Scotia. Free online edition of this book by J. L. MacDougall published in 1922.

  • Historical and Genealogical Record of Colchester County (Nova Scotia) by Thomas Millar (1803-), Originally published Halifax, N.S. : A. & W. Mackinlay, 1873.

  • New England Vessels in the Expedition Against Louisbourg, 1745 By Howard Millar Chapin, A.B., (1887-1940), of Providence, R.I., January 1923. New England Historic Genealogical Register (NEHGR)Vol. 77, No. 1 (1923) pp 59-71 and Vol. 77, No. 2 ( 1923) pp 95-110.

  • River John: Its Pastors and People by G. Lawson Gordon. New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, 1911

  • The Chignecto Isthmus And Its First Settlers by Howard Trueman, 1902. The Isthmus of Chignecto separates the waters of the Bay of Fundy fromthose of Bay Verte, and constitutes the neck of land which saves Nova Scotia from being an island.

  • Rhode Island settlers on the French lands in Nova Scotia in 1760 and 1761 (Free digitized book) : By Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton and published in 1915 by the National American Society in New York. Includes lists of grantees.

  • A History of Beaver Brook, 1760 to 1959 Compiled by: The Beaver Brook Branch of the Women's Institutes of Nova Scotia, 1959

  • Benjamin Marston's Diary: 1776-1787 : An invaluable source for the history of the Revolutionary War and Loyalist period, and especially for the history of the early development of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Fully searchable online.

  • History of the mission of the Secession church to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, from its commencement in 1765 (Free Digitized Book - Archive.org) : By James Robertson, published in 1847.

  • Records of Chignecto By William Cochrane Milner (1846-1939), from the Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, Volume XV, Halifax, N.S., Wm. Macnab & Son, 1911.

  • A History of the County of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Digitized edition of this book by D. J. Rankin published in 1929.

  • Bicentenary sketches and early days of the church in Nova Scotia. Free online edition of this publication by the Church of England Institute, 1864. Search or browse.

  • History of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the Sable Islands, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Bermudas, Newfoundland. etc. Free online edition of this book published in London in 1837. Book 1 : Nova Scotia; book 2 : Cape Breton and Sable Island; book 3 : New Brunswick; book 4 : Prince Edward Island; book 5 : The Bermudas; book 6 : Newfoundland and the Labrador Coast; book 6 (sic) : Hudson Bay Territory to the Pacific.

  • History of the county of Annapolis (Nova Scotia). Including old Port Royal and Acadia : with memoirs of its representatives in the provincial parliament : and biographical and genealogical sketches of its early English settlers and their families. Free online edition of this book by William Arthur Calnek and Alfred William Savary published in 1897.

  • The History of Grand-Pré : the home of Longfellow's Evangeline (Kings County, Nova Scotia). Digitized edition of this book by John Frederic Herbin published in 1911.

  • The History of King's County (Nova Scotia). Digitized edition of this book by Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton published in 1910. Includes a 340 page Family Sketches section (starting at page 542).

  • A history of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Digitized edition of this book by Frank H. Patterson published in 1917.

  • A history of the County of Pictou, Nova Scotia. Digitized edition of this book by George Patterson published in 1877.

  • A history of the island of Cape Breton. Digitized edition of this book by Richard Brown originaly published in 1869 and reprinted in 1979.

  • The Religious Life of Acadia. Refers to Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Digitized edition of this book by A.C. Chute and W.B. Boggs, published in 1933.

  • Les Français du sud-ouest de la Nouvelle Écosse : le r.p. Jean-Mandé Sigogne, apôtre de la Baie Sainte-Marie et du cap de Sable, 1799-1844 : Digitized edition of this book by Pierre-Marie Dagnaud published in 1905.

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