Did you know, Halifax Municipal Archives’ electronic database is fully searchable online? While only a small fraction of the Archives’ complete holdings are digitized, you can use an advanced search option to take a look at only those records which have been scanned and uploaded to the web. Searching the database is a bit like reading a Wikipedia article. It's easy to explore—just click on something new, and another, and then another!
There is always difficulty in archival work in choosing what has enduring value. Here, Elena from Halifax Municipal Archives, showcases some of the ephemera found in their collection.
Halifax Public Libraries has a collection of historical and current African Nova Scotian press in the form of newspapers and newsletters. Learn more about exploring these resources.
In recognition of the honouring of Africville with this year’s Nova Scotia Heritage Day, and of the 10 year anniversary of the Apology to the former residents of Africville, the Halifax Municipal Archives has digitized the records in their holdings pertaining to Africville. Learn more about this resource.
Written by Amy, staff member, Central Library Postcards: A snapshot The earliest known picture postcard was sent in London, England in 1840. Writer, Theodore Hook, hand-painted the card and mailed it to himself. Historians believe it was probably intended as a practical joke on the British Postal Service, as the painted image depicts busy Postal…
Community spirit and injustices: There are many resources available online, in our Local History Room, and in our collection to help you research the history and legacy of the Africville community. Here's a quick starter guide.
Taking the time to research the full life of someone who served is a valuable form of Remembrance that can be done year round. In this article we will explore the life of one specific soldier, Francis Baldwin O'Neill, using resources available to everyone.
Looking to trace your roots? Halifax Municipal Archives can help! From prison records to cemetery records, and election records to school records—find your ancestors.
Who are the people who have been memorialized along our Halifax routes? Here, we highlight Almon Street to discover the history behind the name.