The History of Spanish Influenza in Halifax

By Aaron, staff member, Central Library | By the end of Summer 1918, Halifax and Dartmouth were still rebuilding after the deadly Halifax Explosion that claimed nearly 2,000 lives and devastated both communities. Little did anyone foresee the arrival of a deadly illness that would kill more than 50,000 people across Canada before the end of the decade and shut down much of public life in Halifax and Dartmouth for the entire month of October.
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Resource Spotlight: Halifax City Directories

By Aaron, staff member, Central Library | Family history can be a tough thing to sort out. Dates and facts get mixed up, and some details just get lost over time as they are passed down through generations. When you want to untangle these genealogical mysteries, you have to turn to documents and records such as those taken from a census or an obituary written after an ancestor has passed. Sometimes, even small details like what street a person lived on can fill gaps. For this information you can turn to city directories.
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L’acadie et la francophonie: Notre histoire, Our Story

The Acadian and Francophone community in Nova Scotia includes 34,585 people with French as their mother tongue. This represents 3.8% of the population of Nova Scotia. We are proud to host many books and resources in our collection created by and about our Acadian and Francophone community, as well as a digital, historical display at Central Library titled L'acadie et la francophonie: Notre histoire / Our Story. Learn more about these resources.
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Halifax’s Own Royal: Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

By Kristine Leger, Staff Member, Halifax Central Library | Have you ever wondered why there are so many pubs, streets, and even a province in Canada called “Prince-Edward”-something or “Duke of Kent- something”? Most of them are named in tribute to a well-known resident of Halifax, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767-1820). Edward was the first member of the British royal family to live in North America for an extended time...
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