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Welcome to our new site!

The Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society is your resource for research in Shelburne County. Whether you're tracing your family history or just interested in this historically rich part of Nova Scotia the Society has a huge collection of records to help you in your quest.

If you can't come in person our researchers can help you, contact us and we can provide information on the type of records we have and a quotation for doing the research remotely.

To get an overview of the breadth of documents and records available see Research.

The Society also has an active membership engaged in publishing various books and other materials that tell the story of Shelburne County and the people who established the communities in the area. See our Bookstore.

We look forward to hearing from you to share our wealth of material with you and hopefully add some missing details to your family background.


A seafaring heritage awaits you...

With a wealth of tools and resources available, the Society aims to assist you in researching life in Shelburne County since the Planter Townships of Barrington and Lockeport were founded and the first Loyalist fleet landed in May 1783. There are also records of early Mi'kmaq and Acadian settlements.

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