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Available Resources

GENEALOGY RESEARCH CENTRE RESOURCES

 

- FAMILY GENEALOGIES

- COMMUNITY HISTORIES

- MAPS

- PHOTOGRAPHS

- EXTENSIVE RESEARCH LIBRARY

- NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM: COLONIAL PATRIOT (Dec 7, 1827 - May 20,1834);

                                                     COLONIAL STANDARD (Oct 12, 1858 - Dec 31, 1907);

                                                     EASTERN CHRONICLE (Oct 1843 - Sept 17, 1953);

                                                     PICTOU NEWS (Sept 29, 1882 - Sept 9, 1887);

                                                     PICTOU ADVOCATE (Feb 15, 1895 - Dec 29, 1971).

 

- GRAVESTONE TRANSCRIPTIONS & INFORMATION: Ritchie Cemetery Records, 

                                                                                            Stonebook II

 

- CEMETERY INFORMATION: Baillie, Beaton, Boot Hill, Caledonia,   

  Ebenezer, Gairloch, Gunn, Hill, Lansdowne , Dalhousie, Old Elgin, Cameron, 

  McGregor, Willis, Gladstone, Piedmont, Merigomish Pioneer, Pictou Island Pioneer,

  Greenvale, Duff, Six Mile Brook, Brora Lake, Campbell, St. Davids, Seaboard, 

  Melklefield, Foxbrook, J. Donald MacKay, McKay, Mackenzie, Upper Middle River, Lower 

  Middle River, Millbrook, Murray (Union Centre), Oakgrove,

  Pioneer, Short, Creighton, Stewart, Stillman, Sutherland, St. Lukes, Durham

  Pioneer Cemetery, Abercrombie, Alma, Greenwood (Pictou Landing), Laurel

  Hill, PEI Cemeteries, West Nova Regiment WWII Overseas Burials

 

- CENSUS RECORDS: 1827 Nova Scotia/1818 Pictou County, 1838 Pictou County,  

  1838 Pictou County, 1838 Pictou County, 1838 Pictou County, 1838 

  Guysborough County, 1851, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911

 

- VITAL STATISTICS: Pictou County Deaths 1825-1838, 1864-1877, 1864-1869,

  1870-1874, 1875-1877; Pictou County Birth and Death Records 1904-1918;                                                

  Strays of Pictou County Birth, Death, Marriages; Pictou County Marriages 1828-

  1838/Robertson, Marriage Index 1874-1916; Marriages in Pictou County 1817-

  1868; Colonial Patriot Vital Statistics 1827-1834; Eastern Chronicle Deaths &

  Marriages 1843-1863; Eastern Chronicle Births, Deaths & Marriages 1866-77, 

  1888-91; the Enterprise Births, Deaths & Marriages 1897; Pictou County

  Marriages;: Saltsprings and Area Vital Stats;  Parish of Darnoch Marriages 1731-

  1820; Belfast Church Records of Pictou County; Marriages by Rev. James 

  MacGregor 1786-1815; Baptisms by Rev. James MacGregor 1786-1801; Minutes 

  of the Associate Session of Pictou 1786-1804; Colonial Standard: 1858-1862,

  Marriages 1858-1867, Deaths 1858-1867; The Enterprise: Births, Deaths,

  Marriages 1888-1891, Church of Scotland Register of Baptisms and Marriages

  officiates by Rev.  Hugh MacKenzie 1832-1844; Nova Scotia Vital Stats from

  Newspapers: 1769-1877; Deaths, Births and Probate   of Nova Scotians, 1749-

  1850; Marriage Bond Index: 1763-1864; Presbyterian Witness: 1848-1907; Land

  Grants and Petitions 1790-1816,

 

- SHIPPING: Ships and Passengers 1767-1845; Hector 1773; Registries 1839, 1842,

  1843-46, 1850-56, 1857-61, 1873-78, 1883

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