The websites on this page contain a wealth of fascinating information which will be of interest to genealogists and local historians. This is by no means a definitive list and suggestions for additional links are welcome.

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The Southwest Nova Scotia Curators group Take a virtual tour through 30 museums in South-West Nova Scotia.

Grand Pré National Historic Park.

Nova Scotia Museum. The family of Nova Scotia museums.

Greenwood Military Aviation Museum.

Prescott House Museum. Once the home of Charles Prescott,
a man who introduced many new apple varieties to the Valley.

Blair House. A museum dedicated to the apple industry.

Apple Capital Museum Society. A museum in the town of Berwick.

Charles Macdonald Concrete House Museum. Charles Macdonald was a sailor, a sculptor, a builder, a manufacturer, and a socialist. The museum celebrates the life and work of this exceptional Nova Scotian.

Randall House Museum operated by Wolfville Historical Society.


The Nova Scotia Genealogy Network Association Formed to provide access to and promote genealogical resources pertaining to Nova Scotia and support the efforts of the local and county historical societies in the province.

Index to the 1901 Census of Canada. A useful site for genealogical research.

Amateur’s guide
to Acadian genealogy.
A huge amount of information for Acadian genealogist.

Kings County GenWeb site.

Acadian History

Grand Pré National Historic Park.

Société Promotion Grand-Pr&eacute This site is fully bilingual and highlights the activities and services
of the Grand Pré National Historic Park.

Minas Historical Society. Contains over 600 documents relating to the Acadian history of the
area around the five tidal rivers of Kings Co; the Pereau, Habitant, Canards, St-Antoine and
Gaspereau. A site for the serious (and preferably bilingual) researcher.

Guided tour of greater Grand-Pré

Les Amies de Grand Pré

New England Planter History

The Montague. The Wikipedia page dealing with the Montague, a Nova Scotia government brigantine wrecked in the Canard River in December, 1760.

Nova Scotia Community History

Nova Scotia’s Electric Gleaner. An amazing collection of resources including a lot of historical information.

The History of King’s County. Eaton’s classic book is available on-line.

The Annapolis Valley Newspaper Extracts Project – Featuring The Register.
An excellent website based on reports from the “Berwick Register”. It contains a wealth of fascinating material.

The Fieldwood Heritage Society. A very interesting website dealing with the village of Canning.

Railway History

The Dominion Atlantic Railway Digital Preservation Initiative Wiki Project. This wiki is a part of the Middleton Memory Lane Railway Museum site and is a repository of digitized artefacts at the museum.

Memory Lane Railway Museum in Middleton, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society.

History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia

Miscellaneous Links

Kings County Burial Grounds Care Society The society is developing a website detailing abandoned and neglected cemeteries in Kings Co.

Cornwallis River Greenway An Active Transportation trail running along the old railway corridor through Coldbrook and Cambridge with interpretive panels outlining the history of the area.

Paul The Illsley family have been long-time supporters
of the Kings Historical Society. Paul is (amongst other things) a very accomplished photographer and his website
is well worth a visit. His photos of the Juneau Icefield Research Program were the subject of
a recent presentation to the Kings Historical Society.

Annapolis Valley Vacation. Annapolis Valley tourism information with links to several museums.

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