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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An additional 27,987 'new' historical vital statistics are now waiting for you on! New content includes births (1908), marriages

(1933) and deaths (1958), plus 'delayed' registrations for individuals born in 1908 or

earlier but not registered at the time of birth. The delayed registrations are especially

interesting - most include several pages of documentation (keep scrolling down...)

and the earliest is for someone born in 1830.

1891 Canadian Census 1891/index-e.html Acadia Digital Collections Acadia’s Digital Collections: Something for Everyone Acadia’s Digital Collections are divided into three sections. The Digital Archives contains historically significant collections from Acadia ’s Archives such as Handley Chipman, Edward Manning, Silas T. Rand Collections, and the Elizabeth Bishop Exhibit. The eScholarship section currently contains a selection of electronic honours and Masters theses from the last five years and will be the future home for our faculty publications collection. The Acadia Communities section contains digital publications arranged by department. It currently includes the Planter Notes newsletter from the Planter Studies Centre and the Canadian Parks Association Archive to name a few. Eastern Canada Architecture Once Upon A Roof - A short history of house architecture in Eastern Canada Nova Scotia Historic Places Initiative Historic places, such as buildings, cemeteries, parks and bridges, surround us and shape our landscape. They give us a sense of place. Without them, we would lose part of our identity - a tie to those who have gone before us. The Nova Scotia Historic Places Initiative (NSHPI) was established in 2003 to promote the protection of Nova Scotia's historic places. Through training, support and the searchable Register of Historic Places, the NSHPI invites you to help us share our significant past to help shape our future. Virtual Museum of Canada As the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) turns six years old this month, it continues to welcome new content, including Community Memories exhibits that draw from the treasures found in local museums and the stories of people in the communities they serve.

Nova Scotia genealogy on line -

Publicover-Meisner Family- of Blandlford, N. S. births, deaths,

marriages back to 1864

Federation of Nova Scotia Heritage Heritage contacts and connections Canadian Genealogy Centre Rare old maps Probate Will in England from 1384-1858 some with Nova Scotian connections 1901 Census Public Archives of Nova Scotia Church database identifying records available at the Archives Nova Scotia Historic Places Brookfield, Colchester County Archives Museums and other Heritage Resources in Nova Scotia The Council of Nova Scotia Archives and the ArchWay Database have new addresses and new looks! Explore the new virtual exhibit "Holidays and Celebrations" at (flash 5 plug in required) Search the new Photographic Database at Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia NovaLight Pictures of Chester Toronto Reference Library Canadian Genealogy and History Links Ontario Genealogical Society National Archives of Canada Canada GenWeb Project, a communal enterprise for a global library WorldGen Web Genealogy Gateway to the Web Journal of Online Genealogy Jewish Genealogy AfriGeneas Hudson Bay Company Children sent to Canada from Great Britain between 1869-1930's Canadian Virtual War memorial, lists of names, death dates and final resting places Canadians and Newfoundlanders who died in the First and Second World War http://www.vac- Aboriginal Peoples guide to Government records GeneologyHQ Family Tree HQ Resource Directory Canadian Heritage Information Network Canadian Conservation Institute Canadian Heritage Information Network CHIN Job Listings Canadian Museums Association Attractions Canada Reading the Museum Nova Scotia Museum Global Genealogy - great information Hiltz 2003 Project The Beaver Infoculture On-line Magazine Western Valley Heritage Canadian Heritage Rivers System Blandford Historical Society Blandford Historical Society Nova Scotia Archives Search Engine (Spring 1999) Federation Nova Scotia Heritage The Nova Scotia Genealogy network Assoc. A Valuable Antiques Information Resource Website. a subscription web site Now you can check the subscription Web site ( for immigrant ancestors who landed in Canada before continuing to the United States. The site's immigration databases now include record images bearing more than 4 million names of people who crossed the U.S.-Canadian border between 1895 and 1956. INTERNATIONAL SITES Genealogy Wizard Mormon's Site Another good site American Association for State and Local History American Associations of Museums International Council of Museums (ICOM) Smithsonian Institution, Centre for Museum Studies Museum Employment Resource Centre Art Education Resources education-resources Heritage Council Victoria, Australia Education and Cultural Action Museums and Collections of Archaeology and History Museology (INOFOM) Musical Instruments Museums and Collections Conservation Documentation Committee Marketing and Public Relations Natural History Training and Personnel 100 Most Common US Surnames Think your research suffers from common-surname syndrome? Find out here. The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands Explore the history of the Dutch in America. The History Channel Hanukkah Learn about the history and traditions of Hanukkah (including some that have made it into the Guinness Book of World Records). British Pathe Limited This British media firm offers 3,500 hours of digitized newsreels from more than 60 years. General information regarding genealogical research
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