Ontario and Nova Scotia Settlers, 1790-1860



Early settlers of Nova Scotia and Ontario included American colonists (particularly Loyalists) as well as English, Scottish, and Irish immigrants.

The scarcity of surviving civil records from Nova Scotia and Ontario makes those found on this database even more valuable. Among the unusual resources collected here you’ll find a comprehensive collection of newspaper columns that focus entirely on New England families of English descent who settled in Nova Scotia around the time of the Revolutionary War.


What you’ll find:

  • Full name
  • Residence
  • Names of family members
  • Dates of vital events
  • Details of immigration
  • Information on land held

Among the six titles reproduced here, you’ll find historical essays on the settlement of Nova Scotia and Ontario, Loyalist lists, population returns, maps, and immigration records. Originally published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, these books reference approximately 131,000 individuals.