Helpful Links & News


McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre
Something for everyone, a museum, archives, genealogy centre, gift shop and venue for educational and social events. Try a search on "HAGGIS" the online search tool for photos, wills, documents, genealogies and much more re Pictou County people. More info added regularly. A partner in the Ship Hector Descendant Project.

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
Search births, marriages and deaths for Nova Scotia to find more information about your ancestor.

Pictou County Roots Society
A grass roots, volunteer run, genealogy society with local history knowledge and a great collection of genealogy resources. Located in the "Roots" room at the New Glasgow Library. A partner in the Ship Hector Descendants Project.

Research Services
Need help finding your Pictou County ancestor? A local researcher can provide research assistance, insight and guidance on "Pictou County" resources. Reasonable rates.

Visit Nova Scotia

Experience Pictou
A new tourism site featuring information re events in and around historic Pictou, where to stay, eat, play and much more. A site you will want to bookmark when planning a trip to Pictou.

Hector Heritage Quay
The home of the Ship Hector replica in Pictou, Nova Scotia. A must see on the Pictou waterfront.

Tourism Nova Scotia
Lots of great info to plan your visit to Nova Scotia

Town of Pictou
Visit the Town of Pictou and all the area has to offer.

Sources of Information

Family Search
A free site with millions of records

History of County of Pictou
by George Patterson



SHDP Newsletter Spring 2020 edition
So much has changed already in the early part of 2020! History is being made in so many ways this year, like the Spanish flu of 1918, but much worse. Hope you are staying well and safe right now.

SHDP Newsletter Winter 2020 edition
2020 is here! A new year, a new decade! My resolution: to find more descendants of Ship Hector passengers! Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2020!

SHDP Newsletter Fall 2019 edition
The September 15th Ship Hector Reunion & BBQ was a busy and fun afternoon of music, food, socializing and watching the BBC documentary. We were happy the weather cooperated as the previous weekend we were dealing with Hurricane Dorian!

SHDP Newsletter Summer 2019 edition
It's been a hot summer so far here in Pictou County, hope you are having a great summer where you are! Do your travel plans include a visit to Pictou? It would be great to hear from you when you are in the area.

SHDP Newsletter Spring 2019 edition
Happy Spring everyone, we made it through winter !

SHDP Newsletter Winter 2019 edition
Winter months are typically the most productive months for research....

SHDP Newsletter Fall 2018 edition
October is Family History Month..... How will you celebrate Family History Month?

SHDP Newsletter Summer 2018 edition
SUMMER GREETINGS everyone! Hoping you are able to take some time to relax and enjoy some nice weather, at your favorite summer getaway/happy place!

SHDP Newsletter Spring 2018 edition
WELCOME to the second edition of the Ship Hector Descendants Project (SHDP) newsletter. There are now over 200 subscribers to this newsletter which is fantastic. Thanks for your continued interest in the project.

SHDP Newsletter Fall 2017 edition
WELCOME to the first edition of the Ship Hector Descendants Project (SHDP) newsletter. The project continues to grow and reach descendants from across North America.