- 243 Highway 217
- Freeport, Nova Scotia
- Canada B0V 1B0
- 902 839 2034 June to Sept
- 902-839-2068 Oct to May
The archives are open to the public year round.
June 1st to Mid-September
Tuesday Through Saturday
9:00a to 4:30p
Sunday, Monday- Closed
October to June
By appointment only:
Islands Archives is operated by Islands Historical Society and focuses on the social history and family genealogies particular to Long and Brier Islands. Our information pertains primarily to the Loyalist families who arrived in our area after 1783. The collection includes photographs, taped interviews and textual records relating to the Islands’ families work and social lives.
Numerous store ledgers from past businesses as well as records of fraternal organizations, such as the Macabees, Foresters, and Rebekahs are held, in addition to published and manuscript form genealogies.
Scrapbooks, dating from the 1880s to 2000 are available as well as sea charts and maps. Genealogy records include information for local families such as Welch, Outhouse, Pugh, Stevens, Teed, Ruggles, Prime, Titus, Haines, Payson, Bowers, Collins, Coggins, Denton and others. Original issues of “The Tiny Tattler”, [1933-1934, 1936-1943] famous as the world’s smallest newspaper, as well as “The Freeport Gazette” are available, and our current local paper, Passages [1999-current day] are available.
Genealogy records include information for local families such as Welch, Outhouse, Pugh, Stevens, Teed, Ruggles, Prime, Titus, Haines, Payson, Bowers, Collins, Coggins, Denton and others.Fees:
- $5 Per half day of research
- $15 Per hour for research conducted by an archivist (Initial consultation - no charge)
- Photocopies 20¢ Legal & Letter Size, 40¢ Ledger Size
- $3 Photo reprints from our collection
Brian McDormand has gathered genealogical information over the past 30 years on 178 islands' families. The information has been compiled on a CD available for order. The printed information contained in the CD fills 4- 3 inch binders and a one inch binder with an index.
$25 plus shipping.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address, and we will provide shipping costs and payment options.
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