Resources

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The Colchester Archives offer many resources to assist you with your historical and genealogical research, including:

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Library

  • A 3000-volume collection of genealogical and historical material
  • Cemetery records for all of Colchester and other areas of Nova Scotia
  • Township Books of Truro, Onslow, Londonderry and other early Nova Scotian communities
  • Historical files regarding Colchester communities, industries, education, mining, shipping, churches, people, and more
  • Vital Statistics from Nova Scotian newspapers beginning in 1760
  • Maps of Nova Scotia, with an emphasis on Colchester County

Photos

  • A large collection of photographs depicting community, business, industrial and personal subjects
  • A collection of negatives from Mosher’s Photography, 1930s-1960s
  • A collection of negatives of Wilfred Nichols, late 1950s-1970s
  • A collection of negatives of Bruce Berry, 1986-2003

School Registers

  • The core collection of Colchester County School Registers: 160 archival boxes

Personal Papers

  • Diaries
  • Letters
  • Scrapbooks

Microfilm

A 2000-reel collection including:

  • Records of Colchester County businesses
  • Colchester church records and minutes
  • Colchester County deeds and index
  • Family histories
  • Colchester County organizations
  • Colchester County municipal records
  • Vital statistics for all of Nova Scotia
  • Census records for all of Nova Scotia
  • Various provincial newspapers, directories, insurance Maps, and more