Research Services

The Yarmouth County Archives provides a wide range of research services based on its collection of Yarmouth County documents and materials. While most are interested primarily in genealogical information, we have much more, from business and shipping records, to newspapers and photographs.

This section provides general information and answers questions that we often receive about the Archives and its services. Be sure to consult our resource index, and feel free to contact the Archives if you have any questions.

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Research by Mail

  • How to request research.
  • Fees for requested research.
  • Initial requests
  • Getting the information.

Visiting the Archives

  • Should I make and advance appointment?
  • How should I prepare for genealogical research?
  • Rules to follow while using the Archives.
  • Additional costs.

Cost and Fees

  • Fees for accessing the Archives.
  • Fees for photocopies.
  • Genealogy Beginner's Kit.
  • Newspaper index booklets.
  • Photos for personal use.

Commercial and Publication Pricing

  • Published book
  • Published magazine
  • Accompanying an article in a newspaper
  • To be used in a website
  • Television commercial
  • Television broadcast
  • To be used in brochure/newsletter
  • To be used in a print ad for a company/organization
  • To be used in a presentation at a workshop or conference
  • To be used in a shoool project
  • To be used oin a billboard/plaque display
  • To be used in a display at another Museum (Temporary exhibit only)
  • Important information on photo publications and commercial use.

Photocopying and Reproductions

  • Can I photocopy original documents?
  • Do you allow photographs from your collection to be reproduced?
  • Can I reprint or publish photos received from you?