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HALIFAX COUNTY

School Districts & Links to Returns
Transcribed by Anna MacDonald


INDEX

HALF YEARLY RETURNS

1. Geographic description of school districts: 7 May 1828

2. School papers for Cole Harbour: School District No. 28
 

From 20 Jun to 1 Dec 1828
From 1 Dec 1828 to 1 Jun 1829
From 1 Dec 1830 to 1 Jun 1831
From 7 Jun to 7 Dec 1833
From 1 Jun to 1 Dec 1839
 

School papers for Cole Harbour: School District No. 57

 
From 1 Nov 1830 to 1 May 1831
From 9 Dec 1832 to 9 Jun 1833
From 6 Jul 1833 to 6 Jan 1834
From 1 Jan to 20 Jun 1835
From 24 Jun to 24 Dec 1835
From 10 Dec to 10 Jun 1836
From 10 Jun to 10 Dec 1836
From 31 May to 1 Dec 1839


3. School papers for Cow Bay: School District No. 28
 

From 10 Sep 1832 to 10 Jun 1833
From 18 Dec 1833 to 18 Jun 1834
From 10 Jun to 30 Dec 1834
From 1 Jun to 1 Dec 1835
From 1 Dec 1835 to 1 Jun 1836
From 1 Jun to Dec 1836


4. School papers for South East Passage: School District No. 27
 

From 1 Nov 1821 to 1 May 1822
From 1 Jun to 30 November 1828
From 1 Dec 1828 to 31 May 1829
From 8 Nov 1830 to 11 Feb 1831
From 1 Dec 1830 to 1 Jun 1831
From 1 Jun to 1 Dec 1832
From 1 Dec 1832 to 30 May 1833
From 1 Jun to 30 Nov 1833
From 1 Dec 1833 to 1 Jun 1835
From 1 Jun to 31 Nov 1835
From 1 Dec 1835 to 29 May 1836
From 1 Jun to 1 Dec 1836
From 30 May to 30 Nov 1839


5. School papers for Herring Cove: School District No. 15
 

From 30 Dec 1834 to [30 May?] 1835
From [20 Jun?] to 20 Dec 1835
From 30 May to 30 Dec 1836
From 19 Jun to 30 Nov 1836

School papers for Ferguson's Cove: School District No. 15

 
From 30 May to 30 Nov 1839


6. School papers for Portuguese Cove: School District No. 16
 

From 1 Dec 1828 to 1 Jun 1829
From 1 Dec 1830 to 1 Jun 1831
From 1 Jun to 30 Nov 1832
From 1 Dec 1832 to 1 May 1833
From 30 Oct 1835 to 1 Jun 1836


7. School papers for Ketch Harbour: School District No. 17
 

From 1 Feb to 31 May 1835
From 1 Jan to 30 Jun 1836
From 31 May to 30 Nov 1836


8. School papers for Prospect: School District No. 19
 

From 12 Jan to 3 Dec 1835
From 1 Mar to 30 Nov 1839


9. School papers for Upper Prospect: School District No. 20
 

From 1 May to 10 Nov 1836


10. Miscellaneous:
 

Porters Lake: School District No. 33 (Excerpt only re Thompson - school year commencing 1 Jun 1834)
Truro Road: School District No. 44 (From 1 Jun to 30 Nov 1839)


PLEASE NOTE

Although 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.

Each 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.

In some instances, the teacher specified who was the parent or guardian. For those records, I have shown a blank line between each family.

In 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.

The 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.

Although 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 looking at.

 

 

 

 



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