Government Records

The government of Nova Scotia only began to officially register births, marriages and deaths in 1864, and marriage records have been maintained by the province since that time. The government only maintained birth and death records, however, for 13 years in the last century, 1864 - 1877. The official registration of births and deaths was not resumed until 1 Oct. 1908.

Marriage records for the period 1864 - 1908 (and beyond this date for certain counties) are held by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, and have been microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah (L.D.S.) The same also applies to birth and death records for the period 1864 - 1877. All these reels have microfilmed indexes for all counties. Argyle Township Court House & Archives holds a complete set of these records on microfilm, the L.D.S. numbers for which are as follows: