The research centre “Les Archives Père Clarence d’Entremont”, housed in the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos’ annex, has an extensive collection of Acadian historical and genealogical documents on most of the local family names. A great place to start your ancestry research! You will also find original land deeds, a complete set of the local french newspaper publication, old photographs, diaries and written local stories, correspondences and many other smaller “fonds” catalogued donated estate documents.
Also available are numerous publications, with information dating to the 17th century, as well as microfilms, maps, photographs, etc. Researchers can also obtain facts from the, above mentioned, published edition of “Le Petit Courrier”.
Our story is rooted in our families, most who have been here since the mid-1650s. Like our ancestors before us, we remain attached to our region, our children and our future.
Time period covered: 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s
Two Main Religious groups included in research area :Catholic and Baptist
1650 – Pre-deportation -Mius-d’Entremont Duon Amirault Belliveau
1760 – LeBlanc Surette Comeau Bourque Doucette Pothier Amirault, Babin, Belliveau, Blanchard, Boudreau, Bourque, Boutier, Clermont, Comeau, Corporon, Cottreau, d’Entremont, Deveau, Devilliers, Doty, Doucet, Dugas, Dulain, Duon, Fitzgerald, Frontain, Gaudet, Hubbard, Jacquard, Landry, LeBlanc, LeFebvre, Melanson, Mius, Morris, Moulaison, Pothier, Robichaud, Saulnier, Surette, Thériault, Thibault, Thibodeau, Vacon and much more. Our genealogy data base has more than 85, 000 linked names.
The collection consists of images of people, places and events in the community of West Pubnico. Acadian historical subjects of West Pubnico including Simon d’Entremont, first Acadian representative in Nova Scotia Legislature in Halifax in 1836.
By appointment /Research fee: $5.00 per day for non-members
> (free for members of the Société Historique de Pubnico-Ouest)
Visit our website for details of our summer programs, demonstrations and events. Our bilingual tour guides are available to answer questions and to make your visit enjoyable. After your tour, visit our gift shop. Bus tours are welcome. Visa, MasterCard and Direct Debit are accepted.
Bernice d’Entremont, Program Director
Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos and Research Center
(#898 Highway 335)P.O. Box 92
West Pubnico, Yarmouth County
Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone: (902) 762-3380, Fax: (902) 762-0726