I link to specific sources in my posts. This is a compilation of various documents, repositories, etc. that may be of interest to researchers.

Books and Dissertations

Boutilier, Ted. Notes for a history of New Waterford and district. Sydney: College of Cape Breton Libraries, 1979.

Desbrisay, Mather Byles. History of the County of Lunenburg. Toronto: William Briggs, 1895.

MacKenzie, A. A. The Irish in Cape Breton. Antigonish: Formac Publishing Co. Limited, 1979.

McGillivary, Francis Xavier. The family history of Donald McGillivary and his  descendents. Ottawa: F. X. McGillivary], 1986.

Government Records

  • Census Returns, Assessment and Poll Tax Records 1767-1838
  • Census Returns For 1861
  • Canadian Census Records
  • Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
  • Nova Scotia House of Assembly Debates and Proceedings
  • Journal and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia
  • Personnel Records of the First World War (Library and Archives Canada)
  • Reports of the Harbour Commissioners for Toronto, Quebec, Three Rivers, Belleville, North Sydney, Pictou and Montreal

Church Records

Records of the Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905

Other Websites

Guysborough County Genealogy
Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society