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Founded in 1819, St. Ann’s parish, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, holds importance for all local families with early roots.


Parish records have been translated from scans of original records. Often the handwriting is challenging to decipher. Spelling varies widely - sometimes a name is spelled differently even within the same record. We’ve tried to show what the original record contains - including spelling errors & variations.


A team of dedicated volunteers completed this work. For each entry, an interpretation was made, then all entries proofread and sent back to the original transcriber for review. Every record went through several rounds of review & comments until we all agree that it is the best we can do.


Some records for other parishes are housed at St. Ann; included on this site:

> St. Francis, St. Francis Harbour

> St. Joseph, Charlos Cove

> St. Patrick, Guysborough Intervale

> St. Peter, Larry’s River

St. Ann, Roman Catholic Church, Founded 1819

WHO WE ARE



Project Co-Founders
Joan, Eileen Avery, Rose & Mike Casey

Digital Imaging & File Organization

Rose & Mike Casey

Volunteer Transcribers

Joan, Eleanor Anderson, Eileen Avery




We recommend that each researcher make their own translation of these handwritten records.

Original scans may be requested. Click the link below for information.

Request Original Scan


GENERAL NOTES



>  Transcriber notes are in [brackets].

Notes in (parentheses) are quotes from the record.

>  Records were not in sequence by date, some have been sorted, others are shown in the original sequence.

>  Spelling varied wildly.

>  In keeping with the release dates used by Nova Scotia Vital Statistics, records after these dates will be displayed in the future:
    Baptisms after 1913
    Marriages after 1938
    Burials after 1963


TRANSCRIPTIONS



Book 1, 1819-1839


Book 2, 1839-1890


Book 3, 1889-1913


Book 4, 1928-1961: Burials, several Guysborough County cemeteries


Book 5, 1882-1918:

St. Francis & St. Patrick, included


Book 6, 1893-1913: Baptisms

St. Peter, Larry’s River &

St. Joseph, Charlos Cove


Book 7, Priests [records in this book are too recent to post online]


Book 8, 1893-1938: Marriages

St. Peter, Larry’s River &

St. Joseph, Charlos Cove


Book 9, burials too recent to post online


Link to more Guysborough Co. records:

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nslsatb/torbay


 

BACKGROUND

© 2011. All rights reserved. Corrections are ongoing; updated 17 September 2014.

No portion of this page or website may be sold or distributed without prior written authorization of Eileen Avery StAnnsProject@aol.com

ORIGINAL SCANS