Nova Scotia Taxation

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Poll taxes were small sums of money taken from each adult male in a district. For 1770 and 1827, for which no adequate censuses exist in Nova Scotia, these head-of-household tax records can provide at least the location of individuals.

The Nova Scotia Archives has a good collection of poll records for the districts situated in the western and middle areas of the province. These cover 1790 to 1796. The Public Archives of Nova Scotia has indexed the 1790s poll tax records. The archives has a computer-generated index which personnel will search for a small fee. Some other tax lists have been published. Look in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under: