Archives

The Archives is open by appointment only. To make an appointment, please click here.

Access to the Archives will be $5.00 per 1 hour appointment. If you are a Colchester Historeum member your appointment will be free of charge. Donations are appreciated.

If you are not able to visit us in person, please contact our Research Assistant and include the Research Request Form.


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

If you have any questions, feel free to fill out the Research Request Form and e-mail it to our Research Assistant. We will respond to your questions as quickly as possible, but please allow 5 to 10 business days for a response.

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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.
  • Our Gift Shop offers you local history and genealogy publications for purchase.

We are open for our summer hours!

The Archive’s will be open (by appointment only) Tuesday through Saturdays during the hours of
10am-12pm & 1pm-4pm.

Archives fees are $5.00 per appointment for non-members of the Colchester Historeum. (1 hour)

We would love to have you stop in for a visit! Learn about the History of Colchester County!

Research Fees

General Appointment, 1 hour – $5
Remote Research Requests – $25/hr

Please fill out a Research Request Form when making a Remote Research Request.

Copying Services

Photocopies (8.5X11 &legal size) $0.25 per page
Oversize $0.50 per page
Microfilm Printouts $2.00 per page
Scanned .pdf documents $2.00 per page
Scanned high resolution images (300 dpi*) $25.00 per image
* Please be advised, if you wish to obtain high resolution images (for the purposes of reproduction or otherwise), a Reproduction Rights Agreement must be signed. Please see our Photographic Reproduction Policy for further information.

Location

Second floor at 29 Young Street, Truro, Nova Scotia