Nova Scotia Team

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Welcome to the Nova Scotia Team, a sub-team of the Atlantic Canada Team and part of the Canada Project.

This team covers Nova Scotia from 1713 to present day, and Cape Breton after 1763. (For ancestors before these dates, check out the Acadians Project!)

Team Leader: TBC

Team Members: Brad Foley | Laurie Giffin | Nina Pyne | Joe Patterson | GR Gordon | Lynda Pollitt | Stuart Ward | Liam Spencer | N. Phillips | Anne Creighton | Susan O'Callaghan | Hope Macinnis | S A Cahill |Carol Swensen | Sam Howes | Dana Osmond | Michael Swift | Andrew Payzant | Brian Nash | Kathryn Jeffers | Jonathan Mills | Jaden (Venedam) Venedam-Lantz | Ian Meadows


The goal of the Nova Scotia Team is to increase the presence and raise the standard of Nova Scotian profiles on WikiTree.


Check out Nova Scotia Resources for more details of working with Nova Scotia profiles.

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I just added a profile for the great shipbuilder W.D. Lawrence of Maitland. I was really surprised to find there was not already an entry for him. Currently the profile is very "bare bones" so please anyone with interest in this person feel free to add to the profile - there ought to be photographs of him, of ships he built, and perhaps of his home which is now part of the Nova Scotia Museum.

I wonder how many other notable Nova Scotians are waiting to be added?

posted by Andrew Payzant
Just FYI, I have been adding profiles to the Category: Members of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia. Where the profiles are already extant I have added the category at the top of the profile, and where not I have drafted some new ones. This Category page now includes 75 profiles, so there is still lots more to be done here. Do we want to consider making a sticker for this category? There is a lot of inconsistency across these profiles as to whether to add "M.L.A." for recent members, "M.P.P." for pre-Confederation members, or in most cases nothing at all. Do we want to standardize this?
posted by Andrew Payzant
edited by Andrew Payzant
Thanks Andrew for tackling this.

If they were called MPP's at one time and MLA's at another, then we follow suit. Always use the naming conventions as they were used at the time. Atlantic coordinator is Brad Foley. I would contact him directly about the rest.

posted by Dave Rutherford
You betcha Dave. I am leaving it up to the profile managers as to whether on not to include MPP or MLA - in most cases they know the individuals better and can make the call.. Several of these politicians held federal or other offices, and there is really only room for one postnominal entry (but they can add to the bio). I got this category list up to 89 profiles already.

We probably want a better way to find categories like this - I am sure most profile managers were unaware it existed, and unless you go to edit mode, there is nothing on the profile to indicate it is now part of this category. Perhaps a link to the category page?

posted by Andrew Payzant
Hi Andrew,

Categories used to be shown at the top of the biography, but some profiles had so many of them that it was found to be too distracting. So they are now visible down at the bottom of the profile. If you click on the categories box at the top of the profile, it will direct you there.

I agree that it is not the easiest to find, but you don't need to go into edit mode to find it.

posted by Dave Rutherford
and there they are!!! Thanks Dave, I had missed this completely!!!
posted by Andrew Payzant

I just completed a profile for Danny Gallivan. I wondered if he would be considered a notable? Thanks, Susan

Thank you Susan! I've added him to the Nova Scotia notable category. I'm not sure he needs project protection, but do let us know if there is a lot of activity and/or misinformation about him.
posted by Laurie Giffin
What code would I need to show the Nova Scotia flag on a Migrating Ancestor to Nova Scotia sticker? I experimented with Nova Scotia-1.png but that wasn't it.

Thank you, Cindy (Acadian Project co-leader)

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
I think this is what you want:


Complete list here:

posted by Dave Rutherford
Thank you Dave, it worked perfectly!
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
There is a great biography of Alexander Keith. Keith-4498. He is listed as a NS Notable.
Would some kindly add Project Protection to Portia White as I just completed her biography under Notables. Thank you, Susan
Thank you for the heads up, Susan. I'm not sure Portia White's profile needs formal protection just yet, but I want to underline how much we appreciate your contributions!
posted by Laurie Giffin
Hi Guys

You have a red link showing up on this page used to link to the unconnected profiles but that page appears to have been deleted you might like to mend it or deleted it if you have no unconnected profiles (you lucky folk if this is true)

Just visiting the page as I Leave message for new members on where to find things on wikitree based on locations they mention.

Regards Janet

Wikitree-messenger, Volunteer Coordinator and England team member

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi, Laurie, here's category that actually looks right, datewise, so I'm not sure why we are getting an error message.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
The category starts in 1867 per the project guidelines. We have an error on An Acadian who was born in 1733 and the town actually started in 1713. Do you want to expand your timeframe or should I take it off the Lecrois-6 and a couple of others? Thanks, Cindy
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Thanks for adding me to the team. Sorry it took so long to wake up. I just noticed that George Lawrence Price is on your list of Notable Nova Scotians without profiles. I created just prior to the anniversary of his death.

Edit: He's added to the Notable Nova Scotians category so I've removed him from this list.

posted by Stu Ward
Would the team please review this G2G thread:

posted by Steven Harris
Also is says that Nova Scotia Project oversees New Brunswick families too? Or is that a typo and it is seen in another sub project?
posted by Rae Santema
What category do we use for profiles that are pre confederation?
posted by Rae Santema