One of the things I hope to highlight through this blog is the type of records that are available to researchers in doing family, genealogical and urban history. One set of records which are particularly useful are Church Records as they give you a snap shot of what the people who lived in a certain area were like.
One group of records which is available online to genealogists, and interested researchers, are the entire set of ledgers covering baptisms, marriages, and deaths from Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on Brunswick Street.
First Saint Patrick’s Church, 1841-1883
The birth place of a Prime Minister or national leader in most countries is marked by a preserved house, a plaque stating the significance of the site, etc. In Halifax these things usually go unnoticed.
One such place that goes relatively unnoticed today is Prince William street a short side street that runs between Gottingen street and Maitland street in the Old North End. Once in the middle of the busy shopping and business district it now stands empty and abandoned – the soon to be home of a new condo development.
Google Maps, 2013