The Chester Municipal Heritage Society was established in 1981 to promote and cultivate awareness of the unique heritage of the Municipality of the District of Chester for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations through the preservation of historically significant properties and the delivery of educational programming.
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The Chester Municipal Heritage Society was established in 1981 to promote and cultivate awareness of the unique heritage of the Municipality of the District of Chester for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations through the preservation of historically significant properties and the delivery of educational programming.
Family Names including ref. # Anderson                   see G59 B Baker                            G47 Barkhouse                  G5, G6, G26 Berghaus                  628, G39 Bezanson                  G7, G10 Bond G32 Budden                 G48 C Corkum        610, G42,G44 Countaway                 G7, G10, G27, G31 Croft                          G7, G10, 627, G31 D Dean                          G13 Denton                G11, G12, G56 Dumaresq                G55 E Eaton                          G24 Eisenhaeur           G37 Eisenhauer       610, G37 Evans       G9, G25 F Fader       G15 Frail        617, 45, 61 H Hawboidt        618 Hiltz       G14, Houghton       614, G15, 619 Hume       620 K Kaizer       610 L Lantz       621 Lordly      640, G41 M Mader      613 Meisner      G38 Moland      G15 N Nauss     G14, O Oxner     G38 P Phelan     see Whalen R Rafuse     G62 Redden     G10 Robinson    G13, 638 Rost     G22 S St. Stephen's    G35 Sawler    G60 Skerry    G16 Slauenwhite    G15 Smith             G13 Swinamer V Vaughan   G36 W Wakeman   G34 Webber, James   G46 Whalen   G57 Whitford   G59 Wilson  G46 Wister  G33 see also Phelan Z Zinck  G58
Note: If you have already compiled your genealogy we would like to duplicate it and add it to our computer based collection. We will teach you how to computerize your own family tree, or do it for you at a cost of $25.00. We do not do the research, you must provide that. When finished we will provide you with a computerized genealogy easily shared with others. At the present time we have the following Gedcom Files available at a rate of $5.00 per Gedcom. Photocopy of the material varies with the amount of material but usually costs .25 cents a page. Ink and Oyster Publishing Company - A personal history publishing company in the Annapolis Valley , we create heirloom books for those who desire to share their life stories or desire to have a parent’s life story put in print.  (added October 12) Other Materials Available We have digitized the following materials and they are available for personal research purposes only. To gain access to these please contact the Chester Municipal Heritage Society The Chester Municipal Council minutes to 1915 Cottnman Smith's Writings The Women's Institute History of Chester J. Mills' Scrapbook of newspaper clippings Digitized photographs (800+) from the Municipality - mainly the village of Chester The History of Chester Basin (earliest book) Chester, A Pictorial History of a Nova Scotia Village Newspaper clippings beginning the fall of 1998 Newspaper articles and information on Oak Island Death notices beginning 1997 The Rooster Crows at Dawn - My Eighty Years In the Nova Scotia Village of Blandford by Lee Zinck Rev. Seccombe's Diary The History of St. Barnabas's Church - Blandford The History of the Chester Basin United Baptist Church A History of Sherwood, Lunenburg County by G. Levy The Butterbox Survivors - Life After the Ideal Maternity Home by Robert Hartlen Research files on the Ideal Maternity Home supplied by Robert Hartlen Skerry Family Information Databased Information includes: Cemeteries of the Municipality of Chester Inventoried Properties of Chester Municipality Photographs of Inventoried Properties within the Municipality - 1983-1985 Newspaper Clippings begining fall 1997 J. Mills Scrapbooks - clippings of Chester Municipality Heirs and Assigns early records of births Chester Township Book Lordly Scrapbooks Obituaries Word Processor Files John Meisner's - will Key to Meisner's Island (map) Jane Meisner's Diary - happening in Chester Casper Meisner's passport from Germany Harris Meisner's death in war St. Peter's Lutheran Church History- Chester St. Stephen's Anglican Church History- Chester St. Barnabas' Church History - Blandford Cottnam Smith's Writings History of New Ross List of people who came from Lunenburg to Chester Protestants in Nova Scotia First Settlers in Lunenburg History of Chester Basin Women's Institute History of Chester Chester, A Pictorial History of a Nova Scotia Village Rev. Seccombe's Diary Selected passages from A History of Gold River/Western Shore ~ Materials From Other Sites Lunenburg County Web SiteShips' passenger lists are available here for Gale 1751 and 52; Murdock 1751; Speedwell 1751 and 1752; Ann; Betty Victualing list 1753; Halifax 1752 and 1756 are available here. Obituaries 1775 - 1821 recorded by Ebenezer Fitch, Town Clerk, Chester, N.S. Lunenburg County obituaries Debrisay Name List 1783 Census 1901 Census Fishermen Lost in Lunenburg County Cornwallis ships to Halifax Chester Township Book is available here. Cemetery listings for Lunenburg County are available here. New Ross Historical Society - Information and genealogies available through Ross Farm Museum ~ New and Continuing Research Work Collection of Chester Basin Material to be started. Databasing of Oak Island Clippings and Information Collection and coalating of material on the houses and land in the Village of Chester Continuation of database work on clippings, obituaries, photos Continuation of work on genealogy collection and digitization Continuation of digitizing of photographs and other materials as received
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