Guysborough County Genealogy

Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Guysborough County
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Table of Contents

CansoGenealogiesNew Harbour
CensusGuysboroughSherbrooke
Country HarbourLiscombe & AreaSt. Mary's
County & Local HistoriesMulgraveNova Scotia

Guysborough Historical Society Archives:

A.C. Jost Diaries 1916 & 1919
Charo Brodie, Ledger 1825, Crow Harbour
Chedabucto Mutual Telephone Co. Ltd, Ledger & Cash book, 1915-1965
Merchant Day Book 1873, William Hart of Guysborough
Merchant Ledger 1877

Canso:

Canso ; Guysborough, Pt. 1 ; Guysborough, Pt. 2 ; Sutherland steam mill ; Sutherland steam mill [videorecording] by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Library Call Number: 971.6 Can; Available at ECRL
Canso impressions by Albrecht, Renee Sagebear
Library Call Number: 971 .621 CAN; Available at ECRL
Historic Canso by Jost, A. C. (Arthur Cranswick)
Library Call Number: 971.621 Jos; Available at ECRL
Portrait of a century : a pictorial history of the Town of Canso by Greencorn, Troy
Library Call Number: 971 .621 Por; Available at ECRL
Star of the Sea Church, 1885-1985 by MacDougall, Angus
Library Call Number: 971.621 Sta; Available at ECRL
The Canso Islands : an 18th century fishing station by Flemming, David B.
Library Call Number: 971.621 Fle; Available at ECRL
The forgotten battle : a history of the Acadians of Canso/Chedabuctou by Haynes, Mark
Library Call Number: 971.621 Hay; Available at ECRL
The head of the wharf : we're prepared to meet your demands by Canso Industrial Commission
Library Call Number: 971 .621 HEA; Available at ECRL
The Town of Canso, Nova Scotia [videorecording 1992]
Library Call Number: 971.621 Tow; Available at ECRL
When movies cost a nickel : five voices from the women of Canso : a heritage project by Eastern Communities Youth Association.
Library Call Number: 971 .621 WHE; Available at ECRL
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Census:

Index to heads of families in Sydney County, Nova Scotia, census of 1817 by Koen, Mary Elizabeth.
Library Call Number: 971.614 Koe; Available at ECRL GHS
Index, 1838 heads of households : consolidated listing for Guysborough County by Koen, Mary Elizabeth.
Library Call Number: 971 .621 Koe; Available at ECRL GHS
Census of Nova Scotia, 1860-1861, Index to Heads of Household for Guysborough County by Koen, Mary Elizabeth
Available at GHS
Census of Nova Scotia, 1860-61 [microform] : Guysborough County
Library Call Number: 929.371621 Cen; Available at ECRL
Census 1871 Volumes I and II (2)
Available at GHS
1871 Census, Guysborough County, N.S., Canada. by Koen, Mary Elizabeth
Library Call Number: 971. 621 Koe; Available at ECRL
Nova Scotia census, 1871 [microform] by Public Archives Canada
Library Call Number: 312.09716 NOV; Available at ECRL
Census 1881 Volumes I and II
Available at GHS
Nova Scotia census, 1881 [microform] by Public Archives Canada
Library Call Number: 312.09716 NOV; Available at ECRL
1881 census of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada by Koen, Mary Elizabeth
Library Call Number: 971. 621 Koe; Available at ECRL
Census 1891 Volumes I and II
Available at GHS
1891 Census of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada by Koen, Mary Elizabeth
Library Call Number: 971. 621 Koe; Available at ECRL
Census 1901
Available at GHS
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Country Harbour:

A partial listing of the descendants of Benjamin Hines of Country Harbour, Nova Scotia by Hines, Wallis G.
Library Call Number: 929.2 Hin; Available at ECRL
Holy Trinity Parish, Country Harbour, N.S., 1787-1987 by Wilson, Sarah
Library Call Number: 283.716 Wil; Available at ECRL
The great man of the settlement : North Carolina's John Legett at Country Harbour, Nova Scotia, 1783-1812 by Troxler, Carole Watterson
Library Call Number: 971.028 TRO; Available at ECRL
Homeland Country Harbour Volume 1 by Lillian V. Salsmen
Available at GHS
The Homeland Series, Country Harbour Nova Scotia 1783-1983 Volume 2 Genealogies by Salsman, L.
Library Call Number: 971.621 Sal; Available at GHS ECRL
The Homeland Series, Country Harbour Nova Scotia 1783-1983 Volume 3 A Girl From Country Harbour, Nova Scotia by Salsman, L.
Available at GHS
Wilderness Home, the Loyalist Founding of Country Harbour by Timmons, Marion
Library Call Number: 971.621 TIM; Available at GHS ECRL
A memorial to the E. Country Harbour - Stormont United Empire Loyalists by Chisholm, Roy A.
Library Call Number: 971.621 Chi; Available at ECRL
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County & Local History:

History of the county of Guysborough, Nova Scotia by Hart, Harriet Cunningham
Library Call Number: 971.6 Har; Available at ECRL PARL
Guysborough Sketches and Essays by A.C. Jost
Available at GHS
Index to Guysborough sketches and other essays of A.C. Jost by Koen, Mary Elizabeth.
Library Call Number: 971.6 Koe; Available at ECRL GHS
Interview [with] Mr. Millard Kinney, Steep Creek, Guysborough Co., N.S. [sound recording] by Kinney, Millard, 1918-
Library Call Number: 921 Kin; Available at ECRL
Living on the edge : stories of life in Guysborough County by Pitts, Charlotte
Library Call Number: 971.621 LIV; Available at ECRL
Mrs. Eva Myers, 100 yrs. [sound recording] : Milford Haven Home for the Special Care, Guysborough, N.S. : August 21, 2001 by Myers Eva, 1901-
Library Call Number: 921 Mye; Available at ECRL
Nelson's Yankee Captain, The Life of Boston Loyalist Sir Benjamin Hallowell by Elson, Bryan
Available at GHS
Put a buoy on it [videorecording (DVD)] : a documentary by Wood Craig.
Library Call Number: 971 .621 PUT; Available at ECRL
The Guysborough Railway, 1897-1939 by MacDonald, Bruce M.
Library Call Number: 385 MacD; Available at ECRL PARL
Guysborough County Profile 1977
Available at GHS
Guysborough County Statistical Profile 1978
Available at GHS
The lonely hills of Bantry by MacDonald, H. Joseph
Library Call Number: 971.621 MacD; Available at ECRL PARL GHS
History and Stories of Isaac’s Harbour and Goldboro by Findlay Cooke (2)
Available at GHS
The times, tides and tears of Little Dover : a story of survival by Munroe, Eldon.
Library Call Number: 971.621 Mun; Available at ECRL
Manchester Township and Guysborough Town [microform]
Library Call Number: 929.371621 Man; Available at ECRL
The history of Mattie settlement : and reminiscences by DeCoste, Dennis
Library Call Number: 929.2 DeC; Available at ECRL
Middleton, Guysborough County by Halfpenny, Mary
Library Call Number: 971.621 Hal; Available at ECRL
They came to Phillips Harbour : [memoirs of a native son] by Carter, Auldon B.
Library Call Number: 971.621 Car; Available at ECRL GHS
Memories from the past : Asa James Hurst of Port Hilford, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia by Hurst, Asa
Library Call Number: 921 HUR; Available at ECRL
Life with the Irish Salmon River District by Ann Wallace
Available at GHS
Where seagulls soared : memories of the way we were in Seal Harbour, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia by Keddy, Bethany, 1965-
Library Call Number: 971 .621 Whe; Available at ECRL GHS
Terminal City Company (Limited) by Halfpenny, Mary.
Library Call Number: 971.621 Hal; Available at ECRL
White Head Harbour, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia : its stories, history, and families by Feltmate, Peggy
Library Call Number: 971.621 FEL; Available at GHS ECRL
The Nature of Seawind by Jim Colvin
Available at GHS
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Genealogies In Print:

ARMSWORTHY Family 1680 – 1900 by Eric E. Johnson
Available at GHS
Some Descendants of the ARMSWORTHY Families of Maryland, USA and Nova Scotia, Canada by Staples, Garth E.
Available at GHS
BEARS Genealogy 1638 – 1989 Volumes 1 & 2 by Austin Bears
Available at GHS
Nova Scotia Families in Progress (BOUTILIER, DAVIS, FENTON, GRADY, LEWIS, MADDEN, MCKENZIE, MCLEOD, RIGOLEAU, RUDDERHAM) (2)
Available at GHS
The Life of the BRODY Family by Evelyn Eileen Brody/Brodie, BA
Available at GHS
BRUCE, CAMERON, FERGUSON, MYERS and SIMPSON Photographs and Information by Raymond E. Torrey
Available at GHS
CARTER Genealogy by Norma Carter
Available at GHS
The CAREY family of Guysborough County by Clay, John Alexander Holmes
Library Call Number: 929 .2 Cla; Available at ECRL
The CASEY Family, Two Branches: Chezzetcook and Raspberry Harbour 1811 to 1997
Available at GHS
Cornelius COMEGY’S of Kent County, Maryland by Enestine Parke Moss (2)
Available at GHS
The COOKE Family: A Genealogy of the Descendants of Elias COOK by Patricia Lumsden
Available at GHS
The DORRINGTON Genealogy
Available at GHS
The Family of Thomas W. DUNCAN by Peggy Feltmate
Available at GHS
The family of Thomas W. DUNCAN of Shelburne & Guysborough Counties, Nova Scotia : his antecedents & his descendants by Feltmate, Peggy (Peggy Rose)
Library Call Number: 929 .2 Fel; Available at ECRL
FARRELL Family by Helena Phillipson
Available at GHS
Fredrick FELTMATE, Loyalist Settler in Nova Scotia by Peggy Feltmate (2)
Available at GHS
Frederick "The Bear Killer" FELTMATE and his family in the Carolinas and Nova Scotia : new findings by Feltmate, Peggy (Peggy Rose)
Library Call Number: 929 .2 Fel; Available at ECRL
A biography of Jamie Farrell FELTMATE by Peggy Feltmate
Available at GHS
William Frederick Feltmate and his descendants : Guysborough County, Nova Scotia by Feltmate, Peggy (Peggy Rose), 1954-
Library Call Number: 929 .2 Fel; Available at ECRL GHS
Alexander FERGUSON by Raymond E. Torrey and Ruth Schafer
Available at GHS
Sidney Jasper GROVER and his family by Peggy Feltmate
Available at GHS
Sidney Jasper GROVER (1850-1923) and his family : (Nana's brothers and sisters) by Feltmate, Peggy (Peggy Rose), 1954-
Library Call Number: 929 .2 Fel; Available at ECRL
The James HOLMES family of Mulgrave by Clay, John Alexander Holmes
Library Call Number: 929 .2 Cla; Available at ECRL GHS
Freeman Whitfield HORTON of Guysborough, NS by Audrey Maureen Horton Taylor
Available at GHS
Descendents of John JAMIESON: 1761 – 1842 by Craig Jamieson
Available at GHS
The Chronicles and Genealogy of some families descended from Benjamin KIRBY of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and Barrington, Nova Scotia by Frederick S. Sillars
Available at GHS
The KIRBY’S of England 1470 – 1992 by Alfred W. Nowlan
Available at GHS
Family Story: MALAY/MALLOY by Lillian Hirshfeld Markovich
Available at GHS
The James MCKAY Family, Guysborough Intervale, Nova Scotia 1780 – 1990 by Ruth Long
Available at GHS
MCKENZIE Families of Eastern Guysborough County by Patricia Lumsden
Library Call Number: 929 .2 Lum; Available at ECRL GHS
The Family Tree of MORGAN by Jim and Lois Roberts
Available at GHS
Pte MYERS, Harry Garfield – F45519 WW2 by Raymond E. Torrey
Available at GHS
Ancestry of William NASH by Wallace, Liz Nash
Library Call Number: 929 .2 WAL; Available at ECRL
The NOWLANS of Guysborough County, 1783-1990 : as revealed to me by Nowlan, Alfred W
Library Call Number: 929.2 Now; Available at ECRL
O'NEILS of Grosvenor : 1871, 1881 and 1891 census by O'Neil, Kevin
Library Call Number: 929 .2 One; Available at ECRL
O'NEILS - Grosvenor : Mulgrave census records 1891, 1901 by O'Neil, Kevin
Library Call Number: 929 .2 One; Available at ECRL
The PENROSE Families of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia 1862 – 1880 by Russell Penrose
Available at GHS
The Richard families of Guysborough County by Schofield, Irene C.
Library Call Number: 929 .2 Sch; Available at ECRL GHS
Descendants of RILEY, COAKLEY, SHARKEY. Genealogy by Charles Kimball
Available at GHS
SANGSTER Genealogy by Caroline Wallace
Available at GHS
Charles SCRANTON Ancestors, Relatives, and Descendants by Charles Scranton
Available at GHS
William SIMPSON by Raymond E. Torrey
Available at GHS
The SMITHS of Cape Breton by Perly W. Smith
Available at GHS
The SPANKS Family by Nancy Spanks Jacobson
Available at GHS
John McDougall STUART by Betty Forster
Available at GHS
Henry Adam TORREY (Australia) by Raymond E. Torrey (2)
Available at GHS
Cpl. TORREY, Charles Howard (18253) For Peace he Died 3rd Infantry Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force WWI by Raymond E. Torrey (2)
Available at GHS
James TORREY, a Scottish Loyalist by Raymond E. Torrey
Available at GHS
TORY, TOREY, TORRY, TORREY (Miscellaneous) by Raymond E. Torrey
Available at GHS
TOREY, TORREY, Biographies by Raymond E. Torrey
Available at GHS
TORY, TOREY, TORREY, Family Photographs and Information by Raymond E. Torrey (2)
Available at GHS
The TORREY Collection by Raymond E. Torrey
Available at GHS
Bishop Patrick TORRY: His Ancestors and Descendants by Raymond E. Torrey
Available at GHS
Hank WILLIAMS, The Greatest by Raymond E. Torrey
Available at GHS
Canso breeze and Guysboro County advocate [microform]
Library Call Number: 071.1621 Can; Available at ECRL
Chronicles of Guysborough County by Wilson, Sarah Mason
Library Call Number: 971.621 Wil; Available at ECRL
Faces and places : travel and tales in Nova Scotia's Antigonish and Guysborough Counties by Tremayne, Terry
Library Call Number: 917 .16 Tre; Available at ECRL
Genealogy : how to folder by Taylor, A. Maureen Horton
Library Call Number: 929 .1 Tay; Available at ECRL
Guysborough Co. marriages, 1864-1906 [microform]
Library Call Number: 929.371621 Guy; Available at ECRL
Guysborough County by Public Archives of Nova Scotia
Library Call Number: 929 .3016 Pub; Available at ECRL
Guysborough County deaths, 1864-1876 [microform] by Genealogical Society of Utah
Library Call Number: 929.371621 Guy; Available at ECRL
Registry of Deeds Index, Guysborough County, Vol I (1785-1815), Vol II (1816-1845), Vol III (1846-1865)
Available at GHS
Religious marriages in Halifax, 1768-1841, from primary sources by Punch, Terrence M.
Library Call Number: 929.39716225 Pun; Available at ECRL
Searching for an identity : the research findings of Leonard Ashe, Jr., Sonja Crawford & Nancy MacLean by Ashe, Leonard
Library Call Number: 971 .621 Ash; Available at ECRL
Senior moments : a collection of writings from Guysborough County seniors
Library Call Number: 819 .08 SEN; Available at ECRL
The pioneers and descendants of Eastern Nova Scotia during the 1800s and early 1900s by MacMillan, Arnold J.
Library Call Number: 971.6 MacM; Available at ECRL PARL GHS
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Guysborough:

Along the Shore Road by Purcell, Colin
Library Call Number: 971.621 Pur; Available at ECRL
Along the streets of Guysborough by Cook, Christopher A.
Library Call Number: 971.621 Coo; Available at ECRL PARL GHS
As I Remember It, Life as a little girl growing up in Guysborough during late 1800's and early 1900's by Cox, Hilda
Available at GHS
Down Guysborough Way by Gurney, E.L.
Available at GHS
Guysboro times [microform]
Library Call Number: 071.1621 Guy; Available at ECRL
Guysborough Sketches and Essays, (2009 edition) by Jost, A.C.
Library Call Number: 971.6 JOS; Available at GHS ECRL PARL
Historic Guysborough, Images of our Past by Grant, J.
Library Call Number: 971 .621 Gra; Available at GHS ECRL PARL
History along the Old Guysborough Road by Gray, M. Noreen E.
Library Call Number: 971.622 Gra; Available at ECRL PARL
Recollections of a life in Guysborough by Grant, Laurier C.
Library Call Number: 971.621 Gra; Available at ECRL GHS
Shipping register [microform] : Guysborough, 1849-1918 by Public Archives Canada
Library Call Number: 387.2 Shi; Available at ECRL

How To:

Guysborough Historical Society: Genealogy "How To"
Available at GHS
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Liscombe and Area:

Shreds & nooks of land, A history of Liscomb, Spanish Ship Bay & Gegoggin, Guysborough County by Legge, Ruth M.(Rumley)
Library Call Number: 971 .621 LEG; Available at GHS ECRL PARL
Sawdust & sea breezes : a history of Liscomb Mills, Guysborough County by Legge, Ruth M. Rumley
Library Call Number: 971.621 LEG; Available at GHS ECRL PARL

Mulgrave:

A railway to the isle : a history of the Strait of Canso railway car ferries, 1890-1955 by Rafuse, Ted
Library Call Number: 386.6 RAF; Available at ECRL
History of Mulgrave in Guysborough County by Einarson, Emma
Library Call Number: 971.621 Ein; Available at ECRL

New Harbour:

History of New Harbor by Upper New Harbor School
Library Call Number: 971.621 His; Available at ECRL
New Harbour scrapbook by Guysborough County Adult Learning Association
Library Call Number: 971.621 NEW; Available at ECRL
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Sherbrooke:

Gold mining and milling in the Sherbrooke gold district, 1861-1906 by Kuusisto, Kathy Moggridge
Library Call Number: 620.12 Kuu; Available at ECRL
Have you been to Sherbrooke Village? by Beaver, Betty
Library Call Number: 917.1621 Bea; Available at ECRL
History of Sherbrooke Village and vicinity by Women's Institutes of Nova Scotia
Library Call Number: 971.621 His; Available at ECRL
Sherbrooke -- as I remember it : Sherbrooke Village, Nova Scotia by MacDonald, Florence M.
Library Call Number: 971 .621 MACD; Available at ECRL
Sherbrooke documents, 1789-1887 [microform]
Library Call Number: 929.371621 She; Available at ECRL
Sherbrooke Village Project historical reports by Grant, John N.
Library Call Number: 971 .6 She; Available at ECRL
The development of Sherbrooke Village to 1880 by Grant, John N.
Library Call Number: 971.621 Gra; Available at ECRL
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St. Mary's:

Municipality of the District of St. Mary's : history by MacDonald, Helen Bishop
Library Call Number: 971 .621 MUN; Available at ECRL
Nova Scotia Memories, Folklore of the St. Mary's by Nichols, E.E.
Library Call Number: FIC NIC; Available at ECRL
The history of education in the municipality of St. Mary's, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia : a thesis presented to the Faculty of the School of Education, Acadia University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Education by Archibald, Donald Edison.
Library Call Number: 371 .9716 Arc; Available at ECRL
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Nova Scotia:

A Century Ago in Arichat and Antigonish by Douglas Somers Ormond
Available at GHS
Nova Scotia vital statistics from newspapers, 1769-1812 by Punch, Terrence M.
Library Call Number: 902.2 Nov; Available at ECRL
Early Cape Breton newspapers : third volume : vital statistics and items from The Cape Bretonia, 1834,The Cape Breton News, 1849, 1852, The Commercial Herald, 1849, 1850, The Trumpet Sydney, 1869, 1870, etc. by Howard, Mildred
Library Call Number: 929 .37169 Ear; Available at ECRL
1901 census returns on microfilm. Nova Scotia [microform]
Library Call Number: 929.3716 NIN; Available at ECRL
A colonial portrait : the Halifax diaries of Lady Sherbrook, 1811-1816 by Sherbrooke, Katherine
Library Call Number: 971 .602 SHE; Available at ECRL
Memorial roll of our honored dead, 1939-1945 [electronic resource] by United Church of Canada. Pictou Presbytery.
Available ONLINE
An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia by Haliburton, Thomas Chandler
Available ONLINE
More studies in Nova Scotian history by Patterson, George
Library Call Number: 971.6 Pat; Available at ECRL PARL
Genealogical Research in Nova Scotia by Punch, Terrence M.
Library Call Number: 929.1 Pun; Available at ECRL GHS
A Catalogue of Published Genealogies of Nova Scotia Families, 2nd Edition by Marble, Allan E.
Library Call Number: 929.2016 Mar; Available at ECRL
The Nova Scotia Historical Quarterly by Laurier C. Grant
Available at GHS
Nova Scotia Historical Review by Barry Cahill
Available at GHS
Sable Island Journals 1801-1904 by James Storple Morris
Available at GHS
The Gull’s Cry compiled by the Marine Highway Historical Society 1984
Available at GHS
Tales of Yesteryear writings of Mrs. E.S. Williams, West Jeddore 1888-1977
Available at GHS
Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers 1844-1847 by Jean Holder
Available at GHS
Colored Zion by Donna Byard Sealey
Available at GHS
The Fire Spook of Caledonia Mills by N. Carroll MacIntyre
Available at GHS

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