Archives and Genealogy

Research Inquiries

Research Inquiries can be received through mail or email and are managed at the discretion of the Museum staff.

For all email inquiries, please use ‘Research Inquiries: last name’ in the subject line.

A fee of $15.00 an hour is applied to the research done. No research will be completed until a max number of hours has been decided. Payment can be made in cheque, credit, debit or cash.


Research Fees

An administrative fee of $3.00 per day, per person for research at the museum

Members are FREE of charge

All persons under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult



Photocopies can be made at the museum in person or sent electronically. Photocopy fees (all black and white) will be added to the final cost

COPIES Non-members Members
8.5 x 11 (one sided) $ .50 $ .40
(two sided) $ .80 $ .75
8.5 x 14 (one sided) $ .75 $ .50
(two sided) $ 1.50 $ 1.00
11 x 17 (one sided) $ 1.25 $ .75
(two sided) $ 2.00 $ 1.30

Death Records, Births, Marriages, Cemetery records . . . . $1.50 per sheet


The museum’s photographic collection numbers from over 4,500 pictures of all types, ranging from the mid 1800s to the present day.

Photographic reprints:
maximum 8 x 10 inches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 20.00

if a negative is required . . . . add an additional $ 5.00


The museum handles the reprints of all materials

A minimum Shipping & Handling fee of $5.00 will be applied


Photographs and other research information cannot be reproduced without written permission from the Cumberland County Museum and Archives. Adherence to all copyright laws is the responsibility of the inquirer.  We require that you acknowledge Cumberland County Museum and Archives as your source of any information received from us and that such information cannot be entered into an internet site or published without written permission from Cumberland County Museum and Archives.


With written permission, the Museum is to be acknowledged in this manner:

Courtesy of Cumberland County Museum and Archives, Amherst, NS, Canada


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