Effective Monday, November 30th, 2020, the Colchester Historeum Museum & Archives will be closed to the public until the new year due to the escalating COVID circumstances.

We will honour the research appointments made up to the 25th of November. Should you have a research inquiry, please contact our Archivist 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 archivist@colchesterhistoreum.ca. The archivist 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.

Hours

Tuesday 10.00am-4.00pm
Thursday 10.00am-4.00pm

Research Fees

General Appointment, 1 hour – By Donation
Archives Research 30+ minutes (with Assistance of Archivist) – $25/hour

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)

$12.00 per image

* Please be advised, if you wish to reproduce images, reproduction fees may apply. Please see our Photographic Reproduction Policy for further information.

Location

Second floor at 29 Young Street, Truro, Nova Scotia