Our Vision


The Pictou County Genealogy and Heritage Society is the “Portal for Scots: Past, Present & Future”


Our Mission


Telling the story of Scots in the New World


Our Values


Stewardship: PCGHS is a responsible steward of the assets in its care. We preserve heritage for the purpose of knowledge transfer to future generations. We are the keepers of heritage – tangible & virtual.


Accountability: As volunteers and staff we are accountable to the organization, and to one another. As an organization we are accountable to our funders, and our stakeholders. We do what we say we are going to do. We are transparent. We listen to feedback.


Partnership: We are open to change, innovation and others. We are inclusive. We value partnerships and collaboration. We understand that partnerships improve our efficiency, effectiveness and reach.


Consensus: We strive for consensus. We work to support our common vision and goals.


Positive: We are a positive voice in the community. We are proactive heritage advocates.


Integrity: We act to build trust in all our relationships. We are honest and open in all our communication and dealings.


Respect: We respect one another, our staff, our clients, our partners, and our stakeholders. We value individual strengths and utilize them.