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Cumberland County Genealogical Society (CCGS)

      The 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.

      Objectives 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.

      CCGS members 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 Page)

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:

"The 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."

Located in Port Greville, Cumberland County and operated by the Greville Bay Shipbuilding Museum Society which can be reached by email at: [email protected]

The 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:

President Carl Demings has email at [email protected]

The Wallace and Area Museum Society has a website and is available by email at [email protected].

The Parrsborough Shore Historical Society can be reached via email at: [email protected]

A website 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.

Links to Cumberland County community websites can be found on the Places page.