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 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 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. 

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 Site Material










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 The CBGHA has a new DVD of Cape Breton County Marriage Records containing 2320 digital marriage records for the years 1907 through 1912 only. This is a limited run of DVDs; in the future these records will be available for download when making a purchase. This DVD can be ordered in our on line store for $25.00 including postage.

More information is available and you may order the new DVD at the following link     https://www.cbgen.org/node/4496
June 21, 2014

The CAPE BRETON GENEALOGY & HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION is pleased to announce that the DECEMBER 2014 EZINE is posted to the website. There is lots of great new research material. We offer our thanks to everyone that contributed. We encourage all members to submit research material. If you have questions about submitting material please email Norm  -  norm@cbgen.org

November 1, 2014


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.