Archives walk-ins are welcome, but if you wish to meet with Archives staff regarding a specific request, an appointment is recommended. 

Access to the Archives will be $6.00 per 1 hour appointment. If you are a Colchester Historeum member your appointment will be free of charge. Donations are appreciated.
General Appointment, 1 hour – $6
Remote Research Requests – $25/hr

If you are not able to visit us in person or would like to make an appointment, please call (902) 895-9530, or email our Archives & Collections Manager and include the Research Request Form.

Copying Services

Photocopies (8.5X11 & legal size) $.50 per page
Oversize $.75 per page
Microfilm Printouts $5 first page, $2 for subsequent pages
Scanned .pdf documents $5 first page, $2 for subsequent pages
Scanned high resolution images (600 dpi*) $25.00 per image

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 Archives & Collections Manager. We will respond to your questions as quickly as possible, but please allow 5 to 10 business days for a response.

Search Colchester Historical Records online.

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.