The Thomas Raddall Research Centre

The Thomas Raddall Research Centre houses the most extensive records of the Mayflower descendants in Nova Scotia. Search vital statistics from Simeon Perkins Diary 1766-1812. You will also find extensive genealogical data on the New England Planters and the Foreign Protestants, manuscripts of Robert Long and T.B. Smith (who complied over 1,500 genealogies), shipping records and photographs illustrating ship building and commercial history. The newest addition to the archives is a collection of graveyard books by Tim MacDonald, full of genealogies and pictures of tombstones, allowing researchers to visit a graveyard without going to the site.

The centre includes a faithful reproduction of the author’s study, including his own furnishings, the centre also houses the early proprietors‘ township records form 1759 leading to the Mayflower and Empire loyalists descendants.


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