HantsGenWeb - Hants County Genealogy

Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb Project

A view along the Avon River from Fort Edward hill, Windsor, Nova Scotia, circa 1928.
A view along the Avon River from Fort Edward hill, Windsor, Nova Scotia, circa 1928.

Hants County Genealogy

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Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Hants County occupies the central part of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The County of Hants was created in 1781 out of one of the original counties -- King's County. Once comprised of seven townships in two divisions, Hants County currently has four municipal divisions: the Town of Windsor, the Town of Hantsport, the Municipality of Hants West and the Municipality of Hants East. Hants has long been associated with traditional farming, mining, lumbering and at one time had great ship-building along the north shore areas. The county remains primarily a rural area to this day. Windsor, Hantsport and Shubenacadie are the main towns in the county. The 2001 census of indicates that the  County of Hants had a population totaling 40,513, an increase of 2.6% from 39,483 in 1996.


Hants County Genealogy News and Notes

What's new in Hants County genealogy and history research.

New Cemetery Transcriptions Online - New Hants County cemeteries have been recorded and are now available with other online cemetery transcriptions freely available to all Hants County researchers. Christ Church Cemetery, Elmsdale and Marsh Road Cemetery, Shubenacadie (thanks Susan Richard); Hardwoodlands Cemetery, Hardwood Lands; St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, McPhees Corner; Union Church Cemetery, Mount Uniacke (thanks James Miller) were added in 2009. The latest to be added is St. George's Anglican Cemetery Dutch Settlement (thanks James Miller). We are very appreciative of their work, and pleased to include them here.
McLellan family reunion at Noel Shore in 1907 - "I have two photos taken at a McLellan family reunion at Noel Shore in 1907. My great grandmother Mary (McLellan) Hill is the seated woman in the front row in the photo of the group of seven; she can also be seen in the larger group photo second from the left in the back row. Mary was the daughter of Samuel Densmore McLellan and Hannah Faulkner. Are there any cousins who can help identify any of the other McLellans? I would be most appreciative. I have the names of Mary's brothers and sister, but I don't know who's who by face." Jonathan Small, Rhode Island, USA

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Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 7, No. 4, 28 January 2004.

Making the Most of RootsWeb's Message Boards and Mailing Lists

Mailing lists and message boards are two of the resources at RootsWeb that most researchers use. They offer incredible opportunities for beginning researchers as well as the veteran family historians.

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So why both lists and boards? While there are many similarities, there are differences and occasions when one or both will best suit your research needs. Both mailing lists and message boards can be found for a vast array of surnames, localities, and topics and are completely free to use. Each forum provides an opportunity to post a query or data to learn or share information, make contact with fellow researchers, or help others by making data publicly available to all. Both offer browsing and searching of posted messages.
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Questions about the HantsGenWeb?

Contact the HantsGenWeb Coordinator!

The HantsGenWeb is a part of the Canada and Nova Scotia GenWeb Projects. Chris Lynch is the volunteer host and coordinator of the Hants County, Nova Scotia GenWeb Project.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, you may contact the HantsGenWeb Project coordinator, but please note that I am unable to personally answer any questions or queries about specific families who resided in Hants County or conduct any research myself. If you are looking for information about an ancestor, please post your query on the Hants Message Board, where you can connect with other people that may be able to assist you with your questions.



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