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Middleton and the Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum

by Phil Neville, on Sun, 02 Oct 2011 | No Comments

In this entry, we leave Digby for Middleton and The Annapolis Valley Macdonald Museum. After examining several items from the museum and archives, we travel around Middleton to film some historic sites.

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The Irish in Nova Scotia

by Lauren Oostveen, on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 | No Comments

You can find the Irish among the first settlers in almost any community in this province

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My Nova Scotian Family Contest

by Lauren Oostveen, on Mon, 13 Dec 2010 | No Comments

Have a little last-minute shopping to take care of? Here at the archives, we think that family vital statistics records make great gifts--and want to give one away!Here's how you win:1) Go to novascotiagenealogy.com and find the birth, death,...

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Another 'Roots' Story!

by Lauren Oostveen, on Fri, 26 Nov 2010 | No Comments

The Discover Your Nova Scotia Roots contest has just about wrapped up, so I thought I'd point out another one of my favourite entries!This story comes from Sharon of Mills River, NC:"I'm extremely proud of my Nova Scotia roots! When...

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The O'Dell House Museum, Annapolis Royal

by Phil Neville, on Mon, 15 Nov 2010 | No Comments

I rose from bed thinking there would be a sunrise to photograph and that I'd best take advantage of it.  It was just after 6 a.m. and still dark as night outside.  I checked my laptop for sunrise times and...

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Centre acadien de l'Université Sainte-Anne

by Phil Neville, on Mon, 08 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

The weather still hadn't changed for the better by morning.  From the patio of my second floor room I could barely see the wharf through the fog and although the rain wasn't spilling, it was steady.   An older gentleman walking...

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Discover Your Nova Scotia Roots

by Lauren Oostveen, on Mon, 08 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

The Discover Your Nova Scotia Roots Contest has reached its mid-way point, and I'm finding myself constantly checking back to see what the folks entering are saying. We asked entrants to answer one question: why do you think you have...

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by Lauren Oostveen, on Wed, 03 Nov 2010 | No Comments

Unidentified seated lady, ca. 1910 (Notman Studios).So many photos in the archives are, sadly, unidentified. I often hope that someone will stumble across one of these nameless photos and see the face of a relative. If you're looking for...

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Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics Update

by Lauren Oostveen, on Wed, 14 Jul 2010 | Comments (2)

Here's the breakdown of the added records: Births (1909): 14,387 records Marriages (1934): 3,932 records Deaths (1959): 6,374 records

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