Written by Aaron, staff member, Central Library | Ancestry Library Edition is free to use at all of Halifax Public Libraries' 14 branches. Once you've absorbed that awesome fact, read on.
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Mi’kmaq History Month and, in this spirit, we are pleased to share with you 25 works by Mi’kmaq authors and artists.
Written by Kristine, Staff Member, Central Library | Cemeteries are as much about life as they are about death. They are a link to our past, quiet places where garden landscapes thrive, and they provide a visible reminder to cherish life while we have it.
By Shelby, staff member, Alderney Gate Public Library | In recognition of Mi’kmaq History Month, Shelby shares thoughts on some of our Mi’kmaw books. Here are 3 titles you will want to check out.
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.
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.
By Shelby, Staff Member, Central Library | Ancestry.com Library Edition is a free genealogy resource that you can access anytime at your local library branch – no fee or library card required. It’s a great place to get started on your genealogy research and is easy to use. Here are some of our top tips to get the best results out of your search.
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.
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...