Title and statement of responsibility area
Cape Breton County Registry of Deeds records
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Title statements of responsibility
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Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
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Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1786-ca.2003, predominant 1786-1949 (Creation)
Physical description area
81 m of textual records (476 volumes)
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Title proper of publisher's series
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Archival description area
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Scope and content
and consists of land transaction registers recording the sale or transfer of land between grantor and grantee, mortgage assignments and releases, quit claims deeds and many other types of records relating to land transactions. Some of the registers may also contain plans sketched or pasted on the page to accompany the deeds. The Sydney Registry is the earliest one on Cape Breton Island and initially recorded land transactions from across the Island prior to the establishment of other registries in Richmond County (1821), Inverness County (1825) and Victoria County (1851). The Registry records also include land grants from the period in which Cape Breton was a separate colony (1784 to 1820).
Volumes are extremely fragile due to brittle pages and broken spines.
Immediate source of acquisition
Documents are primarily arranged in chronological order in numbered volumes.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
In an effort to protect the records from further deterioration, access is limited to microfilm copies.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
To locate a particular document it is necessary to search the microfilmed index by name of grantor (seller) or grantee (buyer) to identify a book and page number. A volume listing is available with corresponding reel numbers (see PDF attached to this description).