Welcome to the Cape Breton Genealogy and Historical Association

  The CBGHA HELP CENTER is open Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, located at the Lyceum, 225 George St, Sydney, NS. Use of the HELP CENTER is free and open to everyone.

Our member's web site started in 2003 and consists of over 600,000 pages of  material transcribed from original documents and other types of material useful to researchers; over 25 GB of information related to Cape Breton. This site has the largest collection of Cape Breton genealogy information available anywhere. Our collection is large and varied, please take the time necessary to become familiar with the site. Be sure to check the HOW TO NAVIGATE SITE section below on this page. Below you can find -  A SAMPLE OF SOME OF THE MATERIAL AVAILABLE WITH MEMBERSHIP showing some of the material that is found on the website in the members area. 

 Our records include an ever increasing collection of Cape Breton related material. No site can have every record for an area, however, our records are vast and increase each month. We have the following types of records - books, cemetery records, census records, monthly magazine the Ezine, family trees, historical records, land grants, maps, helpful links to other sites, military records, newspaper items, obits, parish records, school records and more.

We think of our website as a digital Cape Breton genealogy research library.  We assemble Cape Breton genealogy research material, from many sources, in one easy to access site so our members can do their research from the comfort of their homes.

You must be a member of the CBGHA to view the records on this site. The samples below will give some idea of the material available on the website but there is so much more.

New members are welcome!

Click on Membership on the right side of this page to join.


A Sample of Some Material Available with Membership










Friends of Irish Research





Vintage Cape Breton Photos



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 The CBGHA OCT 2015 Ezine is posted. We are requesting the help of our members. Our . supply of new material is low at the moment and we are asking our members to send in material. We can post almost any information on genealogy & history. If you have questions ask Norm - norm@cbgen.org.  Don't be shy give it a try, We appreciate your help.

October 2, 2015


The Cape Breton Genealogy & Historical Association posts a wide variety of material of interest to anyone interested in Cape Breton genealogy and history. With very few exceptions, this material is gathered by the volunteer members of the CBGHA. We are confident that all the material submitted represents many hours of diligent work and is high quality research. Much of the material was copied from original sources and is a great asset to researchers. The volume of material posted to the CBGHA site makes it impossible to verify all the material that is submitted.

We are confident that the material on the CBGHA site is of excellent quality and was prepared with all reasonable care but human error is a possibility. We suggest that the above statement be considered when doing your research and if you disagree with any of the material found on our website you should review the original documents.