The Charlotte County Archives, located in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada began in 1975 when a group of volunteers known as the “Friends of the Charlotte County Historical Society” was formed to preserve and organize historical documents relating to Charlotte County. Since 1982 the permanent home of the Archives has been at 123 Frederick Street in the old Charlotte County Gaol, a Provincial Heritage Site, generously provided by the Province of New Brunswick. The Archives is a non-profit organization and donations help fund daily operations and special projects.


April - May 1:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Friday

June - 10:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

July - August 10:00 - 4:30 Monday - Saturday

September 10:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

October  1:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Friday

                                                                    November - March by appointment

                                                                                " Admission by Donation"

What's on the docket

  • All of a sudden it actually feels like it's only fitting that fall hours are starting on October 1st at the Archives! If you'd like to drop in to see the Old Gaol or the Courthouse, or to do some research, keep in mind that October hours are 1:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Friday. In November we switch to "by appointment only", so come on in while it's appointments necessary for October!

  • Have you seen the new Spring newsletter yet? You really should take a few minutes and read it through. Our newsletter team has pulled together some great interviews (Bruce Jackson on why the Archives serves all of Charlotte county, Donna Muir on researching her husband's family's history), a profile on one of the historic houses in our summer Heritage Homes Tour and some very interesting tidbits of information. Do take a few extra minutes to follow the links in Bruce's article "From a director's chair"'ll learn a great deal about our County and its Archives. Pour yourself a cuppa and settle in for a great read! 


Your Charlotte County Archives would like to tell you about our new strategy for keeping you informed!
Taproot is a bi-weekly series of emails highlighting the resources and services of the Archives. The emails will be extremely short, like the one below, but we hope you will follow the link to the full article on our web site to find out more about the topics which interest you. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in receiving our Taproot emails, please use the "subscribe to Taproot" button below to start receiving your own emails.

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We have been receiving some really great feedback on our first annual Heritage Homes Tour in August! Everyone seems to have enjoyed spending the afternoon touring some of the grand old cottages and homes of St. Andrews. So we'd like you to know that we've started planning next year's tour already. We have a fabulous group of homes arranged and we've set the date! So save August 8th, 2015 for another delightful Heritage Homes Tour in St. Andrews. We'll be sending out another reminder in the early spring, but for now put a note in your won't want to miss this!  

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