Descriptive Catalogue

In today’s online environment, information about archival holdings is increasingly available in searchable database catalogues to help researchers find their way. This includes both the archival records of the Government of Nova Scotia and private-sector records of provincial scope or significance. Use the search box above to start a search.

The resulting archival descriptions do not make the actual documents available online, but instead provides information about these holdings. The descriptions will help you identify records that interest you, and design appropriate research strategies to explore them.

In Nova Scotia, there is also a shared provincial catalogue called MemoryNS, which includes information about the holdings of over 40 different archives located across the province. The area of devoted specifically to the Nova Scotia Archives provides a guide to the records held at the Nova Scotia Archives in Halifax.