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of volunteers known as the “Friends of the Charlotte County Historical Society” was formed to preserve and organize historical documents relating to Charlotte County.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

  • It's hard to believe that a whole year has rolled by, but once again it is appeal season for the Charlotte County Archives. We know that you get many, many requests for donations. But please read the appeal letter from our president and consider us when you are deciding which organizations to support. If you are a long-time supporter, we thank you and encourage you to continue with that support; if you are looking for an organization to support, we’d like to be favourably considered.

    Those of us who give our time to the Archives firmly believe that learning about our past enriches us, and that the lessons of the past provide the key to our future. If you or your ancestors have ever lived in Charlotte County you are a part of the story of our us to preserve that story for the future!

    Read the appeal letter from our President here.

  • If you have research you would like to do at the Archives please bear in mind that from November to March inclusive we will be open by appointment only. 

  • The Fall 2014 edition of the Charlotte County Archives' Newsletter is now available!

    It's time to settle in by the fire with a cup of tea for another great read. The creators of our Newsletter have done it again...they've pulled together a wonderful collection of interesting vignettes. There's the story of a family from California who came searching for their roots, Sheila Washburn talks about her 6 years on the Board of the Archives. There is a collection of notes about our summer activities, and the background story of the sweater that was donated to us to be raffled as a fundraiser. Oh...and a short note about a ghostly experience!

    Plug in the kettle...and take a look at your Fall 2014 Newsletter.



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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What's new with the Archives Board of Directors?

It may be well past Thanksgiving, but it's never too late to give thanks.  We are so very thankful for the ongoing support that the New Brunswick Government gives the Charlotte County Archives! Their support allows us to feel comfortable looking forward as we plan for the future of YOUR Archives. 

Our Annual General Meeting is coming up in May, and currently your Board is busy working on a Marketing Plan for the Archives. We have already spent one full day on this important project, with a second day set aside this month to hopefully complete the plan.

We have applied for funding for three students to work at the Archives this coming summer, and are hopeful that we will receive the necessary funds. We feel that the summer students are a true win/win proposition...they add a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to our programs, and in return they learn so much about the history of Charlotte County over the course of their summer!
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