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of volunteers known as the “Friends of the Charlotte County Historical Society” was formed to preserve and organize historical documents relating to Charlotte County.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

  • Has summer flown by as quickly for you as it has for us? Hard to believe that fall is around the corner! September hours begin at the Archives on September 1st. That's right, we will be open on Labour Day Monday! Our 3 students leave on Friday August 29th, but Kate Akagi, one of the Archives' volunteers, will be working the entire month of September to keep the Archives open. We have several bus tours from the States coming to do research, and Culture Days are fast approaching at the end of September, so it promises to be a busy month.
    Major shout out to our summer students, Emily, Oliver and Nicolas! You did a great job for us this summer.
    Our hours for September are 10 - 4:30 Monday to Friday.

  • We'd like to introduce you to our 3 summer students! Emily is from St. Stephen and is studying History at Mount Allison. She is funded through Young Canada Works and this will be her first summer working at the Archives. Oliver is from St. George, is studying History at St. Thomas and is funded through NB Heritage Branch's PEP program. This will be his first summer working with us as well. On July 2nd Nicolas will be returning for his third summer. He is from Ottawa, but has close family ties to St. Andrews and is studying History at UNB Fredericton. He is funded through Canadian Summer Jobs. that you've met our team, why not drop into the Archives and let them help you with your project? Whether it's researching your family's history or tracking down a photo from Charlotte County's past, this team is ready to lend a hand!

  • 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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Do you enjoy looking at photos of events you've attended, or even the ones you've missed? 

Where can you see pictures of Charlotte County Archives events and visitors? On their Facebook page of course! 

Follow the link here and take a peek at our page. You'll find lots of interesting pictures and short notes. You could “like” our page, or “share” it with friends. Why not click to follow us, and pictures from our events will appear in your News might find yourself in one of our pictures someday!

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