Research by Mail

How to request research at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives

If you are unable to make it to our Archives to conduct research, our experienced researchers will be happy to help you.

The Yarmouth County Museum and Archives has a wide variety of material on topics concerning Yarmouth County, NS. View the Archival Resources section for more details.


The cost of research is $20.00/hr (with a minimum of 1 hour) for non-members and $15.00/hr (with a minimum of 1 hour) for members. People requesting research must first confirm how many research hours they’d like to purchase. Research fee must be paid in advance through *credit card or *cheque. We will do our best to take only the initial time authorized, however if additional hours are needed by the researcher, we will contact you for authorization before continuing.

*If by cheque: please make payable to the Yarmouth County Historical Society and send to Yarmouth County Museum and Archives, attn: Lisette Gaudet, 22 Collins Street, Yarmouth, NS, B5A 3C8.

*If by credit card (VISA or Mastercard): you may either call the museum to give your number (call 902-742-5539 and ask for Lisette) or send your information through email (including card number, expiration date, full name on card, full mailing address and phone number)

Initial request

Important: Please fill out the form below for your request.

When sending your initial request for research, please include the research you’d like done (family, specific person, company, organization, etc.) and any information that you already have that will be relative to your request. Please allow 1-2 days for contact from the Archivist. Please allow 1-2 weeks for completion of research. Information will be sent via email, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Additional postage charges will apply for mailed research.

Getting the information

The Archivist will send you the information found by the researcher all at once. After reviewing the research, if you would like us to follow-up on specifics we would be more than happy to do so.

Additional charges

Additional charges will apply for mailed documents.

Copies of scanned documents will be an addition .25$/copy.

Additional charges for photo reproductions can be found in Fees and in the Personal-Commercial Use sections.

Research Contact Form