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Census Records

1838 - Sandy Point, Jordan Bay, Jordan Ferry Census

1881 Canadian Census

1901 Shelburne County census

1911 Shelburne County census

Cemetery Records

Shelburne County GenWeb Cemetery Transcriptions

School Records

Shelburne County GenWeb School Returns

Vital Records

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics Births, deaths and marriages.

Other Resources

Shelburne County Archives & Geneological Society-wonderful resource for many different local records. A few are listed below.

Shelburne County Archives & Genealogical Society-Shelburne County Cemetery Records

Shelburne County Archives & Geneological Society-Shelburne County Church Records

Shelburne County Archives & Geneological Society-District of Shelburne & Barrington Census Records 1838-1901

Shelburne County Archives & Geneological Society- Loyalist Sources


Ann Capstick's Lockeport Pages - This particular hyperlink takes you to Ann's "Lockeport & the Lockes of Shelburne County" pages. These are very comprehensive and include the 1891 Lockeport Census, bible transcripts, and some Lockeport cemetery inscriptions (among many other topics).

Barb Trenholm's Genealogy Page - Some Loyalist families of Shelburne County: McKenney, Perry, and the Post-Loyalist family Hagar.

MacKay Family & Connections to the Maritimes by Micheal MacKay. A great site for "Mayflower" passengers, as well as United Empire Loyalists. Here you will find an ancestor tree for Hezekiah Smith & Abigail Doane among many others.

Family Tree Makers: The Bates/Allen/Brannen/Nickerson Family Page A great site for photos and info on these families and for William I, Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower, and the decendents of Chief Ousamequin Massasoit of the Wampanoag nation.

The Goodwins of New England & Nova Scotia-This site covers a small branch (there are many) of those Goodwins who are descended from Josellyn Goodwin, born circa 1405 in England. The first of the line to emigrate to the New World was Daniel Goodwin, who ran an inn in Kittery, Maine, in the mid 1600s. Daniel's great-grandson, Nathan Goodwin, moved to Argyle, Nova Scotia, sometime in the 1700s

The following are willing to perform lookups in resources each individual listing for details):

Ann Capstick ( is willing to do lookups in "Genealogy of Captain John Locke of New Hampshire," which lists many of the Lockes of Jordan Bay and Lockeport.

A list of people, certified by the Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes, willing to do research on behalf of others is maintained by the Institute. [ Go directly to that page ]
NOTE: They may require payment for their services so please contact them directly for details on their individual requirements.

Cape Sable Historical Society

Barrington, NS B0W 1E0
Phone: (902) 637-2185

Website @ or email at

email: Brenda Maxwell at

Archelaus Smith Historical Society
Contact: Bryant Newell
Phone: 902-745-3361

Website @

If you are willing to do lookups for others in your own resources or in resources held elsewhere, please contact me and I will post your contact information and resources here on this page.

Cindy's List's List of Genealogical Resources - Nova Scotia