Dartmouth Nova Scotia Family History Centre

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Dartmouth Nova Scotia Family History Center located in Halifax County serves the province of Nova Scotia as well as patrons visiting from the remaining three Atlantic provinces and other areas of Canada and the United States. We have 5 regular volunteers trained to help the numerous patrons who visit the Center each year. The Center is dedicated to providing education and support for the family history community in Historic Nova Scotia.

Location and Map

  • 46 Cumberland Drive, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada B2V 2C7
  • Location on Map
  • The Entrance on the opposite side as the temple.

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

    • Call to book one-on-one appointments with staff ~ 1-902-406-5644 ~ Rhonda Cole 
  • Tuesdays   10 am - 2 pm
  • Wednesdays   6 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturdays  1 pm - 4 pm
  • Possibility of one-on-one appointments at other times as staffing permits.

Upcoming Events

Family History Fair

Celebrating Families Across Generations

Saturday 5 November 2016

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

46 Cumberland Drive, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada B2V 2C7

Attendance is Free ~ All Ages Welcome

Register at www.lds.org/familydiscoveryday

For further information contact Anna Davision ~ 902-624-9575

Centre Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog : This centre has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Over 2400 Films on file permanently in the Center, we also have on permanent file several hundred Microfiche.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal :This centre has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 5 internet serviced computers, 3 microfilm readers, printer (10 cents a sheet), microfilm and microfiche, limited collection of books and published family genealogies.

Centre Services

All staff are trained in the standard research techniques and can assist all Patrons.

Staff Research Specialties

Vince Vincent specialist in Family Search program and Military Records

Rhonda Cole specialist in Family Search program and Canadian Research

Christine Mepham specialist in United Kingdom Research

Resources in the Local Area



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