Archival Holdings

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Finding Aid Book # 1 – Museum Artifact Database
Finding Aid Book # 2 – Family Surnames
Finding Aid Book # 3 – Library Books
Finding Aid Book # 4 – Family Genealogy Books (Published)
Finding Aid Book # 5 – Vital Statistics
Finding Aid Book # 6 – Scrapbook Collection
Finding Aid Book # 7 – Community Files
Finding Aid Book # 8 – School Registers
Finding Aid Book # 9 – Conrad Byers Fond
Finding Aid Book # 10 – Marion (Hanna) Kyle Research Files
Finding Aid Book # 11 – Clemm Larsen Fond
Finding Aid Book # 12 – Edward (Ed) Gilbert Fond (in progress)
Finding Aid Book # 13 – Kerr Canning Research Files Listing (Electronic)
Finding Aid Book # 14 – Miscellaneous Files
Finding Aid Book # 1 – Museum Artifact Database

List of artifacts displayed in the museum

Finding Aid Book # 2 – Family Surnames

400 + surnames with varying amounts of information

Finding Aid Book # 3 – Library Books

A variety of local history books, etc.

Finding Aid Book # 4 – Family Genealogy Books (Published)

75 Surnames- contents of each file vary

Finding Aid Book # 5 – Vital Statistics

Cemetery Listings, Census, Births, Marriages, Deaths, etc.

Finding Aid Book # 6 – Scrapbook Collection

44 Scrapbooks donated by various citizens on the Parrsborough Shore who wished to preserve local activities through the years

Finding Aid Book # 7 – Community Files

A series of files that cover every topic that has contributed to the history and ongoing activities of every community that makes up the Parrsborough Shore

Finding Aid Book # 8 – School Registers

Donations of school registers ranging in years from the communities of Advocate, Allen Hill, Cape D’Or, Crossroads, Diligent River, Fox River, Fraserville, Halfway River (east), Lakelands, Moose River, New Canaan, New Prospect, Parrsboro, Parrsboro Roads, Port Greville, and Wharton

Finding Aid Book # 9 – Conrad Byers Fond

Series 1

  • Archival Documents (Part 1 – 2003)
    • Files include: Captain Harold Roy Jackson, Donald Row, Handley Page, Hatfield Family, Meteorological Registers Ottawa House and Partridge Island, Parrsboro Citizens Band, Parrsborough Shore Citizen’s Interviews, Pete Kendrick, Public Wharves of NS, and Tax Records
  • Archival Documents (Part 2 – 2014)
    • Files include: Canning, Ratchford, Parrsboro History and Operations, Captains, Ships, and Steamers, Diaries, Letters, and Interviews, Aviation History, Merchants, Miscellaneous other community histories, research references, time lines, book and poetry, Parrsboro Citizens Band, etc.)
  • Archival Documents (Part 3 – 2017) (being processed)

Series 2

  • Conrad Byers Marine Library – various marine related books, etc.:
    • Publications (seagoers / sea breezes), lighthouses, navigation routes and oceans, Canadian history, seaman / sailors, marine codes / signals, time life books, history of ships, novels and short stories, schooners, shipbuilding, Maritime history, navigation, miscellaneous

Series 3

  • Maps (land and marine)

Series 4

  • Negative Collection

Series 5

  • Photograph – a large collection of heritage images, original and copies covering assorted topics (ships and ship building a special interest of Cons) (being processed)
Finding Aid Book # 10 – Marion (Hanna) Kyle Research Files

History and genealogy of families in Lakelands area of the Parrsborough Shore

Finding Aid Book # 11 – Clemm Larsen Fond

History and genealogy of families the Apple River area of the Parrsborough Shore

Finding Aid Book # 12 – Edward (Ed) Gilbert Fond (in progress)

Series 1

  • Archival Documents: crane letters, genealogy, militia, Parrsborough Shore Genealogy, Poems

Series 2

  • Books for Marine Library
Finding Aid Book # 13 – Kerr Canning Research Files Listing (Electronic)

A list of assorted files:

  • Acadians (51 files)
  • Agriculture (4 files)
  • Early History – Partridge Island and Ottawa House (30 files)
    1. Champlain (9)
    2. Kerr – re-lumbering (19)
  • Early History – Parrsborough Shore (7 files)
  • Edgetts Beach (6 files)
  • Industrial Census (11 files)
  • Maps and Early Parrsborough Shore (26 files)
  • Port Greville items (3)
  • Loyalist (1)
    1. Loyalist Farm – NB
  • Mi’kmaq (48 files)
    1. Minudie (3)
  • Mills – Whitehall -other (18) files
  • Min – NS – Council – other (18 files)
  • Pre-Loyalists grants (37 files)
  • Quarantine (9 files)
  • Rail (1) file
  • Shipping (17 files)
  • Slavery Project (17)
    1. Annapolis Heritage Society – Genealogy (2)
  • Spencer’s Island hx (10 files)
  • Three centuries of historical maps of NS (26 files)
  • Trains (11 files)
  • Tupper (19 files)
    1. St. Andrews (31 files)
Finding Aid Book # 14 – Miscellaneous Files
  • Jeannie (Melanson) Smith – Parrsboro School Reunion
  • Unknown source – Diaries (found in old offices upstairs when cleaning out room for the marine library)
  • Ernest Smith – Lighthouse Logs (1923 – 1956)
  • Marilyn Orr – Anglican Parish History
  • Howard family information
  • Henry Brown – Climatological Station (1971 – 1984)
  • Bill Eaton Diaries
  • United Church Baptism Records (1868 – 1956)
  • Captain Hilton Ogilvie Information
  • Hazel Family Information
  • Augusta Morris Family Information
  • Bill Wheaton Family Information
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