To our valued clients & customers,
We want to inform you effective Friday, April 3, 2020, that we have made the decision to close due to the Coronavirus and shutting down of all non-essential service in Nova Scotia.  
All events & meetings are canceled until further notice.
Also our website is a great resource to use from your home during this isolation period. Clicking on the HAGGIS tab will take you to our digital records that may be able to assist you.
NS Museums: All provincially operated museums in NS are closed to the public until further notice. Given the continued spread of COVID-19 and based on public health officials' guidance, the NSM sites will close to the public. We will continue to monitor the situation and reopen when appropriate.
Tourism: Visitor Information Centres that are open year-round will be closed effective, 03/17/2020, until further notice. The tourism contact centre, which handles calls from travelers seeking trip planning information, will be closed until further notice.
Library: All Pictou Antigonish Regional Libraries are closed for 3 weeks, as a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus. this includes all programs, community room booking, and books by mail service. We will assess the situation by April 3rd, with advice from health officials.
Thank you,
Michelle & Teresa






The research facility now has access to Properties Online for a nominal $10 fee as of April 1st, 2020. 

Or our researchers can access the program to do your research for you. 

Daily research fees will increase to $10 per day beginning July 1st, 2018. 



Museum gift shop is always open with unique gift ideas and specialty items! 

Scottish items - scarves, ties, notepaper, books ... (Local names won't last long!)

Pewter jewelry & giftware...

Mrs.MacGregor's shortbread cookies...

Storiart Scarves & Baby blankets, writing gloves have arrived. New titles! Jane Austen, Maya Angelou, F. Scott Fitzgerald ...

New Scotland Clothing line... 

Heather Gems jewelry...

Salt Lamps & candles ...

Local authors & historical books...

Members receive a 15% discount. 



Please take a minute to browse our site and take the time to visit us in person.

We are located at 86 Haliburton Road (Genealogy Centre) and 100 Haliburton Road (Museum) in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

We can provide guided tours, or an informative self guided tour - whichever you prefer!

We also promote local history by offering exhibits about our community, our families, and the history of Pictou County at the Genealogy Centre.

Research requests and genealogy keeps us busy all year long! Our extensive research, archival, and library collection is a valuable resource for researchers, students, historians, and genealogists.                      


$10.00 Unassisted per day/per person 

COPIES $0.25 per page

Members Pay no Daily Fee for Unassisted Research

$25.00*  Research Requests per inquiry (We do the work for you!)

* Additional fees may apply based on the specific inquiry. 


(runs per the calendar year)

Includes unlimited visits to the archives and to the museum; reduced rates for copies; 15% of Giftshop & Invitations to special events.

Copies are 10 cents per page for members.



The HAGGIS Archival Tool

HAGGIS - Hector Archiving Gateway and Genealogical Indexing System


We've developed our own customized tool to enhance the enquiry and archival process for genealogy researchers. 


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