Genealogy Research Services

Genealogy Research Services

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

Our research room is by appointment only on Wednesday’s from March to June. In July, the research room is open Wednesday to Sunday.  Appointments are always recommended.  

Our Resources

  • Family Genealogies
  • Cemetery Records
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks:
    • Muriel Russell Sivwright
    • Mrs. Roy Boyd
    • Edythe Nelson
  • Family Bibles
  • Personal Collections:
    • Hind
    • Simpson
    • Townsend
    • Whittier
    • Palmeter
  • Insurance Maps
  • Deeds
  • Local Family Names – this list is constantly being added to, so if you have a specific name you’re interested in please let us know!

Histories of the Area

There are many resources right here on our website that you might find useful.

Research Fees

Research fees are one of our main fundraising methods for the upkeep of our building. Our Genealogy collection is one of the best in Nova Scotia.  Please note, any pictures or documents will need a  “Permission to Use” Form completed.

If you drop by and do your own research, the fee is:

  • Members  – Free
  • Non-Members  – $7/day

Want to have WHHS do the research for you?  The fee is:

  • Members  – (w/assistance) First ½ hour free, $20 thereafter
  • Non-Members – ( w/assistance) $20 / hour
Want to be a member?  Click here 

You can email your request to:  

Please indicate

  • Your Name (Please let us know if you are a member)
  • What you are seeking (Please be as specific as possible for a quote)
  • Your time frame
  • Any other information to help with the search/quote.
If you take pictures with your Phone, the Fee is

  • Members/Non-Members – $2.00/day

Photocopying Fees

  • Members  – $0.20/sheet
  • Non-Members –  $0.30/sheet
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