Nova Scotia Vital Statistics
The primary source for Nova Scotia birth, marriage & death records is the Nova Scotia Archives, located at 6016 University Ave., Halifax, N.S.
Their online vital stats site has the following available to researchers:
  • Births - 1864-1877, 1908-1918 (delayed registrations 1830-1918)  detail
  • Marriages - Bonds 1763-1864 Registrations 1864-1943  detail
  • Deaths - 1864-1877, 1908-1968 City of Halifax 1890-1908  detail
  • Background
Their genealogy guide is an excellent source of information to guide your research.
Members can access our extensive Lunenburg County cemetery database. However, the Nova Scotia Archives also has an archive for Hillcrest & Old French cemeteries, located in Lunenburg Town here.
Note: for births since 1919, marriages since 1945 or deaths since 1970, contact Vital Statistics, Service Nova Scotia.
As well, Ancestor Hunt has a very useful list of BMD links.