Scope of Holdings
Publications: Historical Notes: Town of Amherst, Nova Scotia,Amherst Nova Scotia Diamond 1889-1949,Busy Amherst,, Amherst, Nova Scotia: The Manuafacturing Center of the ProvincesLedgers: Harbour Master’s Record – 8 vessels BB Barnhill Ledgers 1883-1906 East Leicester Telephone 1943-1947. Port Howe Post Office Registered Mail Journal 1928. Archives Fonds List: Amherst Body of Marsh, Athol Doctor and Dentist. Bent’s Store, Brander General Store, Canadian Red Cross Society, River Hebert Branch, Chignecto Hotel Company Ltd. Chignecto Marine Transport Railway, Christie Brothers and Company, C.S. MacLeod and Company, Douglas S. Biggs, Dunlap, McKim and Co., Edward B.Baker, Embree Marsh Body Proprietors, E. W. Barnes, Fulton Marsh Body Proprietors, George Allan Doncaster, George Holmes, Henry D. Biden, Henry Dorman., Hilda Keillor Vergie., James Whidden , Josiah Black, King, Sampson & Co. Ltd., Pearl Atkins, Rufus P. Lowther, Thomas D. Davison, Thomas R. Black, Town of Joggins, W. Frederick Donkin. Bible Collection: Oxford Press 1870 , Testament of Dr. D.A.Steele,Dixon Bible, Lawrence Donkin Family Bible, Nancy Archibald 1838, R.E. Crossley, J.B.Farnsworth 1869, Donald MacLeod Bible,Tingley Family Bible, R.C. Crossley Bible, Harold Tennant Bible. Holmes Family Bible, William Burkitt Bible
Extent of Holdings
Media Type Linear Centimeters of Records Documents 6697, Books 1355, Photographs 875, Maps 765, Framed Art 472, Microfilm 325, Ledgers 290, Newspapers 182, Audio tapes 180, Scrapbooks 127, Bibles 107, Artwork 52, Video Tapes 10, Compact Discs 5
Founding Family Names
Foundling Families by Surnames include: Anderson, Black, Chapman, Chandler, Dixon, Embree, Fillmore, Glen,Harrison, Innis, Johnson, Keillor, Lusby, Merrill, Nelson, Pineo, Purdy, Ripley, Robb, Seaman, Shipley, Smith/ Read, Truman, White.
Research fees $15.00 per hour . Fees quoted upon request. Local researchers are available for hire.
Photocopying rates as follows: Copies of Death Records, Cemetery records, Marriage Records, Births, Baptism $1.50 each. 8.5 x11 sheets – 50 cents, 8.5 x 14 – 75 cents each, 11 x 17 - $1.25 each. Double sided copies are respectively – 80 cents, $1.50 and $2.00
Scope of Holdings
The collection portrays people, buildings and events in Amherst and Cumberland County, including images of farm life, commerce, street scenes and sports teams. Photo album, once belonging to Mrs. Ella (Reade) Hewson contains photographs of people and places c. 1900. Photographs of the Chignecto Ship Railway. Excellent postcard collection.
Extent of Holdings
The museum responds to research inquires. Research fees are $10.00 per hour plus reproduction costs and shipping costs.
Photocopying and photographic reproduction services are available. Fees are quoted upon request.
We have information on most areas including: Advocate, Apple River, Athol, Barronsfield, Brookdale, Chignecto Isthmus, Collingwood, Fenwick, Fort Beausejour, Fort Lawrence, Franklyn Manor, Halfway River, Joggins, Leicester, Lorneville, Maccan, Malagash, Mapleton, Minudie, Nappan, Northport, Oxford, Parsboro, Port Greville, Pugwash, River Hebert, River Philip, Salem, Sand River, Shinimicas, Shulie, Southampton, Spencers Island, Thomson Station, Tonge’s Island, Trumanville, Wallace, Wentworth, West Brook, Westchester, Williamsdale.
Old Burying Ground- Amherst, ChristChurch Cemetery- Amherst, Fort Lawrence Cemetery, Hastings United Church Cemetery- H, Warren Baptist Cemetery, Truemanville United Church Cemetery, Fenwick Cemetery, Nappan Cemetery, Michael Fortune Cemetery –Nappan, Nappan Episcopal Cemetery, The Presbyterian Cemetery-Maccan, Nappan Farm House, Maccan United Cemetery Maccan, Maccan United Baptist Churc, Harrison/ Atkinson Cemetery- Maccan, Lower River Hebert Cemetery, Hillside No. 1,- River Hebert,Hillside No 2- River Hebert, Trinity Cemetery-, River Hebert, Barronsfield No. 1, Barronsfield No 2, St. Denis Church – Minudie, King Seaman Lake Cemetery -Minudie, Barronsfield NO 3, Minudie, Harscarabble- Joggins, Ragged Reef Cemetery- Joggins, Shulie, Apple River Cemetery, Sloop Creek Farm Apole River West, Appple River West, Union Church – New Salem, Lunn-New Salem, Murphy Cemetery-New Salem, Brown Cemetery-New Salem, Advocate Cemetery,Catholic Cemetery-Spencers Island, Methodist -Delligent River, United Baptist Church -Diligent River, Sailors –Dilligent River, French – Dilligent River, Wesleyan Methodist Burial Ground-Advocate Harbour, Spencers Island, Allenville United Church Cemetery,Fraserville Cemetery, Wards Brook Baptist Cemetery, Riverbank- Port Greville, Grace United Church- Port Greville, Holy Trinity Anglican Church- Fox River, Old Hatfield- Fox River, St John’s Anglican Cemetery- Diligent River, Old Cecil Fletcher Property --Port Greville, MacAloney –Stratcona, Cape D’or Cemetery, Methodist/Presbyterian Cemetery--Cross Roads, St. Brigid’s --Cross Roads, Parrsboro United Baptist Cemetery,St George’s Cemetery --Parrsboro, Anglican Cemetery—Parrsboro, Lambs Hill—Parrsboro, Shannon Cemetery- Parrsboro, Christ Church Cemetery-Black Rock, Older Anglican Cemetery-Black Rock, Anglican Church of Canda St Mark’s-- Moose River, Halfway River Union Church Cemetery, Jenks –Halfway River, Fullerton Burial Site—New Canaan, Garrett Cemetery – New Canaan, Cranberry Lake Cemetery--New Canaan , New Canaan Cemetery, West Brook Cemetery, West Brook Memorial Gardens, Hillside Cemetery—Springhill, Catholic Cemetery --Springhill Jct, Athol Cemetery, Southampton Cemetery, Brown’s Cemetery- South Brook, Mapleton Cemetery, Leamington Cemetery, Glenville Cemetery, Church of England—Oxford Jct., Fillmore – River Philip,Baptist Cemetery – River Philip, Old River Philip Cemetery- River Philip, River Philip United Church, Wyndham Hill Cemetery, Pioneer Cemetery --River Philip, Collingwood-Wyvern Cemetery, Willimsdale Cemetery, Millvale United Cemetery, Millvale United Baptist Cemetery, Stewart Cemetery- Millvale, Williamsdale Cemetery, Fillmore Cemetery –Millvale, Atkinson Cemetery—Westchester, McDonald Cemetery—Westchester, Stewart Cemetery—Westchester, Fountain –Westcherster, Rose Cemetery—Westchester, Rose Cemetery Westchester, Sutheland Cemetery –Sutherland, Rushton Cemetery Westchester, Rushton Pioneer Cemetery –Westchester, Saint Cornelious Roman Catholic Church-- Streets Ridge, Morore Cemetery –Westchester, Purdy Cemettery –Westchester, Eagle Hill Cemetery –Westchester, Higgins Mountain Cemetery, Old Baptist Cemetery-- Wentworth Center, Upper Wentworth Cemetery, Wentworth United Baptist Cemetery—Wentworth, Wentworth Cemetery, Steven’s Cemetery –Wentworth,Amherst Point Cemetery, Fulton Cemetery-Greenville, Miers Cemetery –Wentworth, Presbyterian Cemetery –Wentworth,Indian Burial Site—Wentworth, Angevine Cemetery –Wallace, Wallace River Baptist Church Cemetery ,Kerrs Mill Cemetery --Wallace River, Mitchell CemeterMiddleboro, Riverside Cemetery and Chapman Cemetery --Wallace River, Wallace Bay, Pioneer Cemetery --Wallace Bay, Wallace Bridge Cemetery, St. Andrews Anglican Church Cemetery –Wallace,, St. Matthews Presbyterian Church Cemetery – Wallace, Old Methodist Cemetery—Wallace,, Wallace Cemetery, St. Cyprian Roman Catholiic Church Cemetery--Wallace Ridge, MacKenzie Cemetery --North Shore, Bilble Camp Cemetery --Magagash Mine, Miners Cemetery—Malagash, Malagash United Cemetery ,NcNab’s Cemetery—Malagash, Monument Hill Cemetery –Richmond, Canfield Cemetery –Wallace, Dotton Cemetery --Wallace North, New Knox Cemetery --Wallace Bay, Brown/Delancey Cowboys Cemetery --Wallace North, Oak Island Cemetery Wallace North, St. Andrews United Church --Fox Harbour, David’s Creek Cemetery-Fox Harbour, Robertson Cemetery-- Gulf Shore Rd,MacKenzie Cemetery --Gulf Shore , Melville United Church-- Gulf Shore, McDonald Cemetery-- Gulf Shore, Waugh Cemetery-- Gulf Shore Rd, Langille Cemetery --Gulf Shore, Vale Cemetery-- Gulf Shore, McLeod Cemetery --Gulf Shore, Methodist Church –Pugwash, St. Thomas More Cemetery—Pugwash, Palmerston Cemetery—Pugwash, Anglican Cemetery—Pugwash, New Catholic Cemetery –Pugwash, P.G. Brown Farn –Wallace, Kewachuk Farm--Wallace, Brown Cemetery --Miller Road, Dougherty Cemetery --Pugwash Jct, Berry Cemetery--Pugwash Jct ., Eaton Cemetery-- Putwash Jct., Crawford Cemetery --Harford, Conn Miils Cemetery --Conn Mills, Purgwash River Cemetery, Thompson Family Cemetery --Conn Mills, Plaster Rock-- Conns Mills, Thomson Cememtery-- Thomson, Hudson Cemetery—Hansford, Mayne Cemetery –Hansford, Mattinson Cemetery—Hansford, Peers Cemetery—Roslin, Rockley Cemetery --Port Philip, Rodney Cemetery--Rodney, Pine Grove Cemetery --Oxford, Thompson Cemetery --Oxford , MacKenzie Cemetery—Malagash, Linden Cemetety, Rushton Cemetery – Roslin, Stewart Cemetery—Roslin, Cumrland Home-- Pugwash, Kolbec Cemetery --Kolbec, Old Rushotn Cemetery-- Kolbec, Old King Cemetery Kolbec, Old Thomson Cemetery --Thomson, Cook’s Cemetery-- Birchwood, Birchwood Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Calvary United Church- -Mount Pleasant, David McCormicjk Mount Pleasant, United Church of Canada --Shimimicas, United Baptist Church –Beckwith, Mansfield Cemetery, Old Baptist Cemetery- Little River, Birch Gove Cemetery-- Little River, MacDonald Cemeetery --Port Howe Rd., Port Howe Ceme5ery, Mills Cemetery-- Linden, Linden Hillside Cemetery, Reformed Presbyterian --Linden, The Angus Cemetery-- Northport, Brownell Cemetery-- Northport, Northport Hillside Cemetery #1,Brownell Cemetery –Northport, Renwick United Church --Linden, Amherst Shore Baptist Cemetery, Baxter Cemetery- Lornevillme , Chapman Settlement, Amherst Head Cemetery, Head of Amherst Cemetery, Howe Site --Beecham Rd, United Church of Canada-- Lorneville, Oxley Cemetery-- Tidnish Crossroads, McElmon Cemetery--Tidnish Crossroads, Doyle Cemetery --Tidnish, Riverside Cemetery --Tidnish Bridge, Trenholm Cemetery--Fort Lawrence, Fort Lawrence Cemetery, Leicester Cemetery, Leicester East Cemetery, Indian Burial Ground --Tidnish, O’Brien Cemetery-- Mapleton East, Bird Cemetery –Mapleton, Bird Cemetery --Mapleton East, Fife Cemetery --New Canaan, Thunder Hill --Halfway River, Mattinson Cemetery --Mount Pleasant, Wyndham Hill Cemetery, Spicers’ Cove- -Apple River,Advocate Harbour West Cemetery, Ward Cemetery--Advocate Habour, Point Hill—Advocate,New Yarmouth Cemetery, Birch Cove ,Rockwell Cemetery- Chapman’s Settlement, Clairmont Cemetery, Glenville United Church , Little Red School House-- Millvale, Gravel Pit Cemetery—Westchester, The Lone Indian Cemetery-- Sunny Side/Springhill, Rock Quarry-- Salt Springs, Indian Burial Ground – Springhill, Port Howe Cemetery,Seaman Cemetery—Pugwash, Port Howe Cemetery,Northport Cemetery,Amherst Cemetery, St Charles Nativity of Our Lady Cemetery—Amherst, Victoria Cemetery,Houseshoe Cove --Cape D’Or, Hunter Cemetery --Leamington , Halfkenny Burial Site –Maccan, Gilbert Cemetery--New Canaan, Fraser Cemetery –Rockley, Rushton Cemetery --Rockley, Tays Burial Site-- South Brook, Northport Hillside Cemetery #2, Pettigrew Cemetery --Thunder Hill, Boar’s Back Road-- Halfway River, Brown Cemetery --Mapleton East, Quinn Cemetery-- New Canaan, Unknown --Mapleton East, Dollies Cemetery -- Doillies Point,Kerr Cemetery--Fox Point Rd ,Two Rivers Cemetery, Skiffy Gardens-- Sand River, Collingwood Cemetery, Millvale Cemetery, Patton Cemetery-- Little River, New Canaan Cemetery, Indian Burial --Streets Ridge, Chappell Cemetery—Tidnish, Infant Quinn --New Canaan, Purdy Cemetery-- Malagash, Burial site –Wallace River, Old Catholic Cemetery --Springhill, Child by Fraserville Church, George Oxley Cemetery --River Philip, Colter Cemetery-- Wallace, Anderrson –Northport, Donkin Cemetery --River Philip, King Burial Site --Mount Pleasant, Dickie Burial Site-- Mount Pleassant Native Indian Burial Site --Wallace.
Additional Fee Information
Publication: Fees quoted upon request. Photographs must be accompanied by an appropriate credit line.