Archives

 

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Research your roots in our archives, which house historical and genealogical data for Colchester County and beyond.

Whether you are just beginning your family tree or you want to investigate the daily lives of your ancestors, we can assist you to access our large assortment of unique personal and public documents, including:

  • Vital statistics
  • Newspaper articles
  • Census reports
  • School registers
  • Photos and family genealogies
Learn more about our archival resources

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In the archives, you can also peruse records from other counties in Nova Scotia, including census reports, vital statistics, township records, and cemetery listings.  Our collections include early items from the Acadian and Planter periods and material reflecting the development of all regions of Colchester County.
  • An Archives Book Mart offers you local history and genealogy publications for purchase.

Hours

Summer

June, July, August

Monday 10 am – 12pm / 1pm – 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 12pm / 1pm – 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 12pm / 1pm – 5 pm
Thursday 10 am – 12pm / 1pm – 5 pm
Friday 10 am – 12pm / 1pm – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
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Fall & Spring

Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Tuesday 10 am – 12 pm / 1 pm – 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 12 pm / 1 pm – 4 pm
Thursday 10 am – 12 pm / 1 pm – 4 pm
Friday 10 am – 12 pm / 1 pm – 4 pm
Saturday 10 am – 1 pm
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Winter

January, February, March,  April, May

Tuesday  10 am – 12 pm / 1 pm – 4 pm
Wednesday  10 am – 12 pm / 1 pm – 4 pm
Thursday  10 am – 12 pm / 1 pm – 4 pm
Friday  10 am – 12 pm / 1 pm – 4 pm
Saturday  Closed

Location

Second floor at 29 Young Street, Truro, Nova Scotia