Welcome to the Cape Breton Genealogy and Historical Association

 

 

The Cape Breton Genealogy and Historical Association (CBGHA) is a Nova Scotia registered not-for-profit society located in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.  It was formed in 2003 and is operated by a board of directors and staff who are all volunteers. Individual membership is worldwide, and also includes several genealogy and historical groups that access CBGHA records regularly, including the Chestico Museum & Historical SocietyFriends of Irish Research, the Sydney Family History Center , the Old Sydney Society, the Highland Village Museum, the Heritage Association of Antigonish, the Pictou County Genealogy & Heritage Society/Mcculloch House Museum and the Beaton Institute. 

 

 

The CBGHA is funded by membership fees and we welcome all new members.

 

The CBGHA HELP CENTER is open Tuesday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Thursday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, located in the former Bank of Montreal building at the corner of Charlotte and Dorchester Streets, 175 Charlotte St

 Sydney, NS. Use of the HELP CENTER is free and open to everyone.

 

The mission of the CBGHA is to preserve the family history of Cape Breton through the records of individuals and families.  It is actively engaged in acquiring, recording and making available local family records to its members.   The CBGHA is headquartered in a building owned by the Old Sydney Society but most CBGHA members access the Association’s records through its website.

 

 Our member's web site started in 2003 and now consists of more than 330,000 files of  material transcribed from original documents and other types of material useful to researchers. 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.

 

 

 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/museum.  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. Membership is only $25.00 per year for unlimited access to the website material and you may join at any time of year and get access for a full year.

New members are welcome!
Click on Membership on the right side of this page to join the CBGHA

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A Sample of Some Material Available with Membership

Cemeteries

Census

Civil

Families

Parishes

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HOW TO NAVIGATE SITE

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 Old Sydney Society

 Friends of Irish Research

   Vintage Cape Breton Photos

 

 

Click here to join us

Membership orders made in the CBGHA store with your VISA or MasterCard are processed instantly. Your username and password will be sent to you by email

Announcements

 

How to membership  - NEW or RENEWAL

Login to the website using your username & password if you have them.

 New members will be sent their username & password when joining. 

 Then click on Membership(1) down part way on the right side of the page

  On the next page click on Add to cart

 On the next page click on the down arrow next to Please select and click on Personal, then click Add to Cart

 On the next page click Checkout if your order is correct

 On the next page enter your personal information and enter the information for the type of payment you wish to use, then click Review order at the bottom of the page.

If your order is correct,  be sure to click  submit or save or complete depending on your browser to complete the order 

November 29, 2013

 The CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION HELP CENTER will reopen  Thursday, 04 April 2019.  Our hours for this season will be –

Tuesday -  11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
                    Thursday  - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 
March 11, 2019

 

CBGHA MAY  2019 EZINE IS POSTED
 The CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION is pleased to announce that the MAY  2019 EZINE is posted  www.cbgen.org   There is a large amount of new research material in this issue. We extent our thanks to all our contributors.

The MAY 2019 EZINE contains the following -

RESEARCH

Sending a Genealogist Corrections
Genealogy Basics
by Joe Petrie



CEMETERIES

Resurrection Columbariums
Sydney Forks
Updated


FAMILY

Will of Joseph Bowers 1875
Petite Riviere, Lunenburg Co
by Kim Stevens


LeJeunes in the Acadian Censuses
by Lark Szick


Descendants of Patrick Phalen
by Paul Piatkowski


Birth Records of James Hawley
Ingonish
by Albert Zwicker


1st two Generations of Guedry family



PARISHES
Bethany Baptist becomes
Temple Sons of Israel
Whitney Ave, Sydney


Hebbville Bible Death Records
Lunenburg Co
by Kim Stevens


Congregationalist Baptisms 1761 - 1791
Chester, Lunenburg Co
by Kim Stevens


Congregationalist Marriages 1761 - 1791
Chester, Lunenburg Co
by Kim Stevens


St. James CE Baptisms 1845 - 1869
Mahone Bay, Lunenburg Co
by Kim Stevens




HISTORY

History of Riverport 1754
Lunenburg Co
by Kim Stevens


Hanging in Boston 1726
of Two Acadians and Three Indians


New France 1715 - 1718



NEWSPAPERS
Cape Breton Post Obituaries
Submitted by Carol MacLean
Listing 1998 - 2013

Listing 2014 -

Inverness Oran Obituaries
Submitted by Carol MacLean
Listing 2013 -



SCHOOLS

South Shore School Records
Lunenburg Co
by Kim Stevens




SHIPPING

Loss of Schooners Sirocco and Hannah 1865
Lunenburg Co
by Kim Stevens


1780 - 1829 - Captained by Jean LeJeune
Updated




HELP

Roderick Gillis, Irish Cove
by Joe Gillis


LINKS

Journey Through a Cape Breton County
Richmond County 


 

The majority CBGHA memberships come up for renewal in the first months of the year. Members always get a full year membership added to their account even if you renew early.
THE CBGHA DOES NOT GET ANY   GOVERNMENT OPERATING GRANTS. WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS. WE ARE COMPLETELY FUNDED FROM MEMBERSHIP FEES. PLEASE HELP TO ENSURE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE CBGHA.  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RENEWED, YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED.
April 26, 2019

Disclaimer

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.

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