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Research Resources

The McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre's resources include genealogies, oral histories, community histories, maps, photographs, newspapers, vital stats, ship lists, legal documents, cemetery records, Ancestry.ca, Nova Scotia Property Online, an extensive library as well as our own searchable data base affectionately called HAGGIS.  Our resources are continuously growing due to generous donations from like minded people near and far who value and appreciate our history.  We are always grateful to accept contributions either online or in person. 

 

 

Our resourses include:

  • Family Genealogies
  • Oral Histories 
  • Community Histories 
  • Church Registries including Frist Presbyterian Church Records 
  • Ambrose Church Maps 1860s for Pictou, Antigonish, Cumberland and Colchester County
  • Illustrated Historical Atlas of Pictou County Nova Scotia 1879 by J H Meacham & Co.
  • Hundreds of community and family photographs including the Don MacIsaac Collection
  • Newspapers on microfilm (not inclusive) – Colonial Patriot 1827-1834, Colonial Standard 1858-1907, The Eastern Chronicle 1843-1953, Pictou News 1882-1887, The Pictou Advocate 1895-1981
  • Original Publications – The Albion 1831, The Bee 1832, The Colonial Patriot 1828-29 & 1832-34, The Eastern Chronicle 1861-62 1916-18, The Enterprise 1888-91 & 1897, Trade Journal 1885-87, The Presbyterian Witness 1905, 1907 & 1908, Births & Deaths of District 5
  • Select Original Publications including - The Royal Gazette 11 June 185, Mechanic & Farmer 17 November 1841, The Pictou Observer 10 October 1832, The Pictou Observer 28 June 1842,  The Athenaeum and Journal of Temperance 2 April 1851, The Colonial Patriot 23 October 1830, Fo'c'sle 1943-44
  • Municipality of Pictou County Records including Assessment Bills 1855-1858, 1862-63
  • Pictou County Cemetery transcriptions including Ritchie Cemetery Records, complied by Henry and Margaret Ritchie in 1950s. 
  • Stonebook (index to Ritchie Records)
  • Farms & Farmers articles by R H Ward 1919-1922 
  • Pictou County Census Records – 1818, 1838, 1851 to 1911
  • Nova Scotia Census Record 1827 (excluding Pictou County)
  • Guysborough County Census Records 1851, 1871 to 1911 
  • Cumberland County Census Records 1861
  • Vital Stats collected from newspapers
  • The Presbyterian Witness Vital Stats 1848 - 1908, compiled by James and Shirley McCormick
  • Shipping Lists (from newspapers) – 1839-1861 & 1873-1878 & 1883
  • Ships & Passenger Lists from various sources – 1767-1845
  • Marriages In Nova Scotia (Excluding Halifax City) 1752-1841, Vol 1 -4
  • Deaths, Burials and Probate of Nova Scotians 1800-1850, From Primary Sources, Vol 1-4
  • Historic Home Inventory Site Forms for the Town of Pictou
  • Historic Home Inventory Site Forms for Districts 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 & 17
  • Historic Home Inventory Site Forms for Yarmouth & Tusket
  • Obituaries from the Evening News, Halifax Herald and Pictou Advocate – 1997 -2000
  • Obituaries from Pictou Advocate – 1974-2000
  • Ann Woods Collection
  • Logan Files
  • Ancestry and Descendants of Angus Stewart McIvor III, 28 Volumes with Index compiled by Hazel Arnold MacIvor, BS, CG