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of volunteers known as the “Friends of the Charlotte County Historical Society” was formed to preserve and organize historical documents relating to Charlotte County.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

  • Genealogy Classes to begin on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting September 8 and 9 at the Archives. Cost is $15 per session for four sessions. Class size is limited. Remember to register early. 
  • Join us Wednesdays, Fridays or Saturdays for a
    talk on the wild side!
    Meet on the front veranda of the Algonquin at 7:30 pm Wednesdays, Fridays or Saturdays to go on a Ghost reservations needed! Take a look at our Face Book page to get in the mood:

    The walk takes between 1.5 to 2 hours and is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Felicity Cooper, who does the walks on Fridays and Saturdays, says that there is often lots of supernatural come prepared to be terrified!

  • Summer hours at the Archives have begun! Our summer students have joined us and our hours for July and August are 10:00 to 4:30 Monday to Saturday. Why not drop in and meet our team?

  • Nicolas Gibeault is back at the Archives for his       fourth summer! His knowledge of our programs and on-going work is extensive so he is a huge help to us. He will be the Summer Manager this year and will be assisted by Emily Forster who was with us last may remember her doing an amazing job helping with our tours. The third member of our student team is Johnny Matheson.

  • Have you seen the Spring Newsletter yet? If you have I think you'll agree that it is usual! And if you haven't....well there's no time like the present. Take a few minutes, put your feet up and prepare to be distracted from your cares for awhile.

    Learn something about the Charlotte County Museum in St. Stephen, take a sneak peek at one of the houses on the 2015 Heritage Homes Tour on August 8th, peruse the second installment of May Greenlaw's memories about her family, and read “From the Director's Chair” where Ernie Depatie (our tech wizard extraordinaire) talks about the consequences for the Archives of Microsoft pulling the plug on support for Windows XP...a truly remarkable tale of Charlotte County ingenuity. There's even a short vignette about a certain tree in St. George! I wonder if you can guess which one?

    Take a load off and take a look at the 
    Spring 2015 Newsletter.



Your Charlotte County Archives would like to tell you about our new strategy for keeping you informed!
Taproot is a 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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Often the biggest challenge in doing family research is just getting started. Over a four week period starting September 8, 2015 at 7 PM, small classes of interested “budding”genealogists will be assisted in getting their own genealogical journey started. You will have the opportunity to benefit from instruction, and some hands-on-work in a small group setting. For those with Charlotte County roots, our Archives may be the very best place for you to search your ancestors. Even for those who don’t have Charlotte County roots, there is something for you as well. All you need to bring is a laptop , if you have one, and any notes you may have. Cost is $15 per session. Register early. Class size is limited. Contact: Donna Muir at

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