County Genealogical Society (CCGS)
Cumberland County Genealogical Society (CCGS) was established
to provide a forum for those interested in genealogy to
share information and to assist in the identification and
cataloguing of resource material so that it can be readily
available to everyone for both research and education.
of the CCGS are to collect and preserve genealogical material;
promote the study of genealogy and family history in Cumberland
County; further ethical practices, scientific and effective
techniques of genealogical research; and, to publish and
distribute genealogical material to help in the education
and promotion of interest in genealogy.
meet at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday of each month (except
July & August), at various locations within Cumberland
County. Location notification will be posted prior to meeting.
Open to the general public.
The North Cumberland Historical Society.
email: [email protected]
Carol Hyslop, President
Box 353, Pugwash, NS B0K 1L0
"The aims of the society are to collect, preserve, publish
and to keep local history on file for reference; to be a resource
for genealogical research; collection of local photographs; record
of cemeteries of North Cumberland; census records for North Cumberland
and surrounding areas; and collect information on Cyrus Eaton,
Industrialist and Peacemaker."
Membership is $10 per year (individual) with institutional membership
at $20. Members can research at our archives for free and will
receive our newsletter.
(See their list of publications on the Books
The Cumberland County Museum and Archives
email: [email protected]
"Located in Grove Cottage (1838), a designated Heritage Property
and the family home of Senator R.B. Dickey one of the four Fathers
of Confederation. Overall description of the collection depicts
the culture as well as the natural resources of Cumberland County
- past and present. Special interest may be our permanent display
of the Prisoner of War Camp which operated in Amherst 1914-1918."
The Age of Sail Heritage Centre has a website at:
Age of Sail Centre, overlooking the tidal Greville River, pays
tribute to the heritage of the communities along the Minas Channel.
History of Lumbering and shipbuilding are brought to life through
pictures, videos, story telling, models, artifacts, and hands
on exhibits, along with activities for children."
in Port Greville, Cumberland County and operated by the Greville
Bay Shipbuilding Museum Society which
can be reached by email at: [email protected]
Springhill Heritage Group researches and publishes local history,
provides genealogical services and organizes exhibits relating to
community events at the local library several times a year.
Website at: http://www.sybertooth.ca/shg/
Carl Demings has email at [email protected]
Wallace and Area Museum Society has a website
and is available by email at [email protected].
Parrsborough Shore Historical Society can be reached via
email at: [email protected]
dedicated to the Maritime Railway and Joggins Mines at:
A Gathering at Sackville, New Brunswick is planned for August,
2000 to celebrate the Yorkshire
migration to the general area of the Chignecto [the border
area of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick] in the late 1700s.
to Cumberland County community websites can be found on the Places