Genealogy Services

Our library contains a large variety of resources including family histories, local newspapers, graveyard headstone inscriptions, school registrars, community histories,... maps, photographs, etc.

Our genealogy room's location and hours of operation are exactly the same as our museum. Operating seasonally and closed during the winter.

Fees & Facilities

Researching your family tree? Curious about some of the characters and sites that make Windsor famous?

Please note that research fees are one of our fundraising methods to keep up with maintenance costs on our building.

There is a charge of $4 per day for non-members (free for members) who come to the Society for a day of research. Research fees:

  • $20.00 for the first two hours
  • $20.00 per hour afterwards

For research requests sent to the Society, there is an initial 15-minute FREE search to see if we have any references pertaining to the surname in question.

*Applicable photocopying charges will also be charged.

Anyone interested in any part of our collection, or those who have a specific research question, are encouraged to email our Research volunteers or contact us through our Facebook page.

Our Resources


  • Hants Co. Census Records - 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901
  • Windsor Tribune Newspapers
  • Hants Journal
  • Windsor Tribune

Family Genealogies

    • Muriel Russell Sivwright
    • Mrs. Roy Boyd
    • Edythe Nelson

Cemetery Records
Personal Collections

    • Hind
    • Simpson
    • Townsend
    • Whittier
    • Palmeter

Other Resources

These are just a few other historical societies and resources you may find helpful.
The Annapolis Valley Regional Library- Ancestry Library Edition
Hantsport & Area Historical Society- Formed in 1977 to promote preservation of material relating to the history of the town and surrounding area including Hants Border, Mount Denson and Bishopville.
East Hants Historical Society- Established in 1967, and devoted to the promotion and preservation of history within East Hants.
Hants GenWeb- Hants County Genealogy.
Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society- The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society was founded in 1878 and meets monthly in Halifax.

Histories of the Area

There are many resources right here on our website that you might find useful.
Our Blog- Articles, anecdotes, and histories
Local Families- this list is constantly being added to, so if you have a specific name you're interested in please let us know!
Links & Resources- Other online resources you may find helpful.
Our Books & Publications- Our catalogue of books and publications available for purchase.

Do you have a great story or historical anecdote?

We're looking for historians (amateur or otherwise) to share articles on our website. Email us with your idea or use our Contact page!


How to order a book

Our books and publications can be picked up in person at the museum, or mailed to you. To order, please contact us using the form below, by phone or regular mail.