The Council of Nova Scotia Archives does not offer direct genealogical research services. However, we represent the network of archives in the province who do provide genealogical resources and services to the public. These services are outlined in the CNSA publication "Genealogy Source: Where to find Genealogical Information in Nova Scotia" [PDF]. More information is available from each member's websites.

The ArchWay database can provide genealogists information about original archival documents (e.g. church registers, family papers) and where they are located. ArchWay contains brief biographical sketches of persons whose archival records have been saved by our member institutions and a small database of historical photographs. ArchWay does not include indexes to individual archival documents, but rather groups of documents. Genealogical researchers will not find actual family trees, individuals' vital statistic information, or cemetery entries.

If you are doing genealogical research, try visiting these sites:

Canadian Genealogy Centre

Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management

Nova Scotia GenWeb Project

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics