01 June 2013
War of 1812 Online Resources
The War of 1812 didn't really get underway in Nova Scotia until 1813, so we'll be busy in the months to come, building new digital resources to tell the story of the war's impact and legacy here. In the meantime, take a look at what's already available on our Website for the events of 1812-15, and bookmark the page for new additions.
07 May 2013
Harry Piers: Museum Maker
The Nova Scotia Archives and the Nova Scotia Museum are pleased to present 'Harry Piers: Museum Maker' – our first jointly-produced virtual exhibit. Come and explore a selection of the earliest items collected by Mr. Piers in his dual capacity as Keeper of the Public Records and Museum Curator. View Harry Piers: Museum Maker on YouTube.
01 May 2013
New Research Holdings
Take a look at the 'newest' archival records available for researchers at the Nova Scotia Archives. You'll find more information about each of them in BosaNova, our online catalogue — if what you see interests you, then make plans to visit soon for a closer look.
13 March 2013
Archives on Mainstreet
The NS Archives now has a temporary spot on 'Mainstreet,' the driving-home program from CBC Radio One in Halifax. Join us at 5:50 p.m. every second Wednesday to find out 'What's New in Old Stuff.'
From Wednesday 13 March 2013....
Ancient Order of Hibernians Parade 1919
10 January 2013
Nova Scotia from the Air: The Richard McCully Aerial Photograph Collection, 1931
You've never seen Nova Scotia like this before….! Join Harold Reid and Marty Fraser as they fly over Nova Scotia during the summer of 1931, taking aerial photographs along the way – 221 black-and-white images showing 39 different communities from Amherst to Yarmouth, and across from Truro to Halifax and down the South Shore. Maybe your own home property is included!
04 October 2012
Nova Scotia Land Papers, 1765-1800
If you're searching for online information about early land settlement in Nova Scotia, you've come to the right place! A searchable index with 11,464 names, linked to 1890 land grant files, digitized in their entirety and just a click away.