Digby Books and Research Aids
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The Herald Library : The Genealogy CDROM contains 2 parts.
Part 1: Deaths Recorded Index: 1961 - mid July 1992.
Part 2: Vitals: mid July 1992 - December 31, 1999
Genealogical Research in Nova Scotia Punch, Terrence M., Halifax, N.S.: Nimbus Publishing, 1998. This newly revised fourth edition of Genealogical Research in Nova Scotia will guide you step-by-step through the sometimes confusing world of genealogical research - from a preliminary dig through your grandmother's attic, to a more thorough search at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia. 169 pages, bibliographical references, soft cover.
Histoire de Sainte-Anne-du-Ruisseau, Belleville, Rivi่re-Abram. D'Entremont, Father Clarence J. West Pubnico, NS 1995.
This is a French publication, 134 pages in length. It offers among other things, information on the first settlers in Ste.-Anne-du-Ruisseau (LeBlanc, Mius and Surette families), Belleville (Pothier, Babin, LeBlanc, LeF่vre, Dulain and Doucet families), and the LeBlanc family of Abrams River. It also gives a history of transportation, the religious life of the communities, early schools, and homes in 1871, etc. Soft cover.
Captain Isaac Titus of Trout Cove, Nova Scotia: A history and genealogy of the Titus family of Nova Scotia, 1747-1997. Titus, Jerry. Yarmouth, NS 1997.
Isaac Titus was born on Long Island, NY in 1747. The Loyalist refugee escaped from Westchester County and came to Digby, Nova Scotia in the winter of 1783-84. A Captain in the Digby Regiment of the Militia, he settled at Trout Cove on Digby Neck in 1786. His life and his descendants are traced from the early settlements along Digby Neck, throughout Nova Scotia, Canada and the United States. A member of the 8th generation of the Titus family of Nova Scotia, Jerry Titus, follows the family from its early beginnings to the present day.
NOVA SCOTIA Newspapers
The Young Acadian MICROFILM. v.1:no.1 (1883:Apr) - v.1:no.9 (Sept. 26, 1883).
Acadian (Wolfville. 1883). MICROFILM vol. 2, no. 1 (Oct. 12, 1883) - v. 7, no. 28 (Feb. 24, 1888).
The Acadian and Berwick times MICROFILM v.7:no.29-52 (1888:Mar 02-Aug 10) - v.8:no.1-33 (1888/1889:Aug 17-Apr 05)
The Acadian and King's Co. Times MICROFILM v.8:no.34 (1889:Apr 12) -v.19:no.40 (1900:Dec)
Acadian (Wolfville. 1904?). MICROFILM 1904, 1907 - Jan May, 1931
Wolfville Acadian MICROFILM May 21, 1931 - Jun 26, 1971 Absorbed by: Advertiser (Kentville, N.S. : 1926) July 2, 1970 (see below)
Acadian Recorder (Halifax, N.S.: Weekly) MICROFILM Jan. 4, 1817 - Dec. 31, 1869
Advertiser MICROFILM Jan 4, 1900 Oct 18, 1918 (incomplete)
Advertiser and Western Chronicle MICROFILM Jan 1, 1926
Advertiser (Kentville. 1926) MICROFILM Jan 15, 1926 Sept 5, 1984 NEWSPAPERS Jan 2, 1985 present
Advertiser (Kentville, N.S. : 1878) Jan 4, 1900 Oct 31, 1902
British Colonist: a literary, political and commercial journal MICROFILM July 25, 1848 Sept 10, 1850
British Colonist and North American railway journal MICROFILM Sept 11, 1851 Jan 20, 1855
British Colonist (Halifax, Nova Scotia: 1855) MICROFILM Jan 23, 1855 1874
Christian Messenger, and repository of religious, political, and general intelligence for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick MICROFILM 1837-1855
Christian Messenger (Halifax, N.S.) MICROFILM 1856 1884
The Church Times MICROFILM July Dec 1848
Citizen (Amherst, N.S. ) MICROFILM Oct 31, 1973 Sept 2, 1975(?)
The Colonial Patriot MICROFILM Dec 7, 1827 May 20, 1834 (incomplete)
The Colonial Standard. CANADIANA NEWSPAPER Jan 6, 1885 Dec 14, 1886 (incomplete); MICROFILM Jan 7, 1866 - Dec 30, 1873
Digby Weekly Courier MICROFILM Oct 1874 Sept 17, 1937 (incomplete)
Digby Courier MICROFILM Sept 24, 1937 Dec 1948
Eastern Chronicle and Pictou County Advocate Jan 1866 Feb 1867
Eastern Chronicle (New Glasgow) MICROFILM April 11, 1867 Dec 1873 (incomplete)
Evening Express and Commercial Record MICROFILM Jan 4, 1858 Dec 30, 1872
Evening express (Halifax, N.S.) MICROFILM July 1 Dec 31, 1873
Halifax Citizen MICROFILM Nov 5, 1863 Jan 12, 1870
Daily citizen (Halifax, N.S.) MICROFILM Jan 13 June 30, 1870
Citizen (Halifax, N.S.: 1870) MICROFILM Sept 1871 Aug 25, 1877
Halifax Reporter MICROFILM Aug 9, 1860 Sept 15, 1864
Halifax Evening Reporter MICROFILM Sept 17, 1864 Nov 26, 1868
Halifax Evening Reporter and Daily and tri-weekly Times MICROFILM Nov 28, 1868 July 31, 1879
Halifax Gazette, Halifax, N.S., March 23, 1752 - Dec. 30, 1800
Halifax Morning Sun MICROFILM 1862 Jan 19, 1963
The Sun and Advertiser MICROFILM Jan 2, 1865 Dec 30, 1867
Liverpool Transcript MICROFILM Jan 6, 1854 Dec 26, 1867
The Morning Freeman MICROFILM Sept 20, 1851 Nov 2, 1878 Note: Filmed with: Aurore des Canadas.
Morning Herald (Halifax, N.S.) MICROFILM July 22, 1884 - Dec. 31, 1891
Halifax Herald MICROFILM Jan. 2, 1892 - Dec. 31, 1952
The Halifax Chronicle Herald MICROFILM May 1948 Dec 1959
Chronicle Herald (Halifax, N.S.) MICROFILM Jan. 1953+
Morning Journal (Halifax, N.S.) MICROFILM April 12, 1854 June 6, 1856
Morning journal and Commercial Advertiser MICROFILM June 9, 1856 Jan 13, 1865
Morning Chronicle, Halifax, N.S., Tri-weekly edition, Jan. 1, 1862-Dec. 29, 1864; Daily edition, Jan. 2, 1865-Dec. 31, 1879
Unionist and Halifax Journal MICROFILM Jan 16, 1865 July 2, 1869
News and Sentinel (Amherst, N.S.) MICROFILM May 31, 1904 May, 1955
The NovaScotian or Colonial Herald MICROFILM Dec 29, 1824 Dec 25, 1839 (incomplete)
NovaScotian (Halifax, N.S.: 1840) MICROFILM Jan 2, 1840 Dec 26, 1870
Nova Scotia Royal Gazette MICROFILM March 19, 1801 Dec. 26, 1870
Sunday Herald MICROFILM April 19, 1998 present.
Wesleyan (Halifax, N.S.: 1838) MICROFILM Feb 28, 1838 July 8, 1852
The Provincial Wesleyan MICROFILM July 15, 1852 Sept 25, 1875
Wesleyan (Halifax, N.S.: 1875) MICROFILM Oct 2, 1875 Dec 25, 1884
W.B.M.U. Tidings MICROFILM 1894 1905; BAPTIST COLLECTION Oct 1895 July 1905
Tidings (Amherst, N.S.) MICROFILM 1906 Dec 1991; BAPTIST COLLECTION 1906 present
The Windsor Tribune MICROFILM Aug 21, 1886 Sept 29, 1955
ONLINE : Some
chapters in the history of Digby County, and its early settlers
Fran็ais du sud-ouest de la Nouvelle ษcosse : le r.p. Jean-Mand้ Sigogne,
ap๔tre de la Baie Sainte-Marie et du cap de Sable, 1799-1844
Digby Courier Index 1877-1895 : It contains nearly 4000
births, marriages ,deaths and other interesting things as found in the Digby
Courier as compiled by Luella Marshall and published by the Western County
Regional Libraries as a fund raiser the order form is available on their web
site. ALL proceeds to the libraries. Contact Yvonne LeBlanc, Office
Digby Courier Surname Index 1896-1907 compiled by Luella Marshall
Digby Courier Surname Index 1908-1919 compiled by Luella Marshall
Digby Courier Index 1920-1929: It contains over 4550 births, marriages ,deaths and other interesting
things as found in the Digby Courier as compiled by Luella Marshall.
Historic Digby , Images of our Past
by Mike Parker
History of Digby County
by Isaiah W. Wilson
by Allison Mitchem
by Mike Parker
Colonel David Fanning-Adventures of a Carolina Loyalist
by John Hairr
A Sketch of Glen G. MacNutt
by Kara L. MacNutt
Old Railway Stations of the Maritimes
by Peter M. Lutta
The Descendents of Michael Prime -Pioneer Loyalist Settler
The Scattering of the Descendants of Robert Hicks , Nova Scotia Branch
A new book, The Maxwell Family of Saugus a genealogical and historical reference book includes the Stevens family of Freeport, Digby County. Sam Maxwell was descended from that family by virtue of his Mother, Cornelia Ardis Stevens.
It traces the Stevens back to
England in about 1730 and includes Nova Scotia families starting in about 1760
in Halifax then Argyle near Yarmouth and in 1815
moved to Freeport, Long Island, Digby County where the family was prominent for
many generations. Many Digby County families are mentioned, primarily through
marriages, especially the Thurber's with whom there were many associations
starting with Grandmother, Theresa Esther (Thurber) Stevens. A section is
devoted to her Thurber branch and a special section on Samuel Thurber, her
brother, and one of the original NWMPs. The book incorporates many local
sources which Sam Maxwell has greatly expanded and included numerous photos of
family, homes and the area. Some of the families mentioned include; Teed,
Whitenect, Thurber, Outhouse, Bent, Elliott, Perry, Crocker, Blackford,
Churchill, Delaney, Morehouse, Sollows, Schollick, Marshall
,Pitman, Prime, Ring and Daniels to name a few. Sam
moved to Freeport, Long Island, Digby County where the family was prominent for many generations. Many Digby County families are mentioned, primarily through marriages, especially the Thurber's with whom there were many associations starting with Grandmother, Theresa Esther (Thurber) Stevens. A section is devoted to her Thurber branch and a special section on Samuel Thurber, her brother, and one of the original NWMPs. The book incorporates many local sources which Sam Maxwell has greatly expanded and included numerous photos of family, homes and the area. Some of the families mentioned include; Teed, Whitenect, Thurber, Outhouse, Bent, Elliott, Perry, Crocker, Blackford, Churchill, Delaney, Morehouse, Sollows, Schollick, Marshall ,Pitman, Prime, Ring and Daniels to name a few. Sam Maxwell
Donald Outhouse, "Glimpses of the Past from Long and Brier Islands,"
Sentinal Press, Yarmouth, 1998. (442 pages)
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