a number of school districts were set up, there are no records for
all of them. Some districts did not have schools at that time.
Sometimes the inhabitants were too poor to sustain a school. In some
cases, I assume records may be missing or may not have been filed.
teacher had his or her own method of entering information. Sometimes
the ages of the children were not inserted, or the number of days
each child attended school, or the amount paid by parents. There are
remarks made which have not always been entered in my transcription
of these lists.
some instances, the teacher specified who was the parent or
guardian. For those records, I have shown a blank line between each
other cases, one can accurately assume who was the parent or
guardian of the children. In other cases, the teacher simply wrote
all the names of the parents in a list (sometime alphabetically) and
they do not correspond to the names of the children listed in the
first column of the form.
original forms have a "remarks" section. Some remarks
might be on the subjects each scholar was learning, sometimes a note
by the school trustees that the teacher was satisfactory or the
remarks section was left blank. If you wish to review that
information, you will have to look at the microfilmed records.
the typed lists are shown in chronological order, the files are not
in that order on the microfilm. For example, records for 1836 come
before 1835. There are many more lists on the microfilm for
Dartmouth, Preston, Musquodoboit and many others and are well worth
Halifax County Genweb Project
gratefully acknowledges the following sources:
Historical Information on many
community pages is from : One
City...Many Communities" co - published by Halifax Regional
Municipality and Nimbus, funded By the HRM Millennium
Committee.Author : Alfreda Withrow.
Mapeeze: Free map linking on
Destination Nova Scotia.