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36 Dock Street at Mason, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, B0T 1W0
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Outside Inn Family Tree Research
Roots and Routes in Shelburne and Shelburne County

Research your family history at the Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society.

You’ll recognize you’re speaking with a Nova Scotian when you hear questions like:  ‘ What part of Nova Scotia are you connected with?’, and the standard ‘Who’s your father?’
At The Cooper’s Inn B&B there’s hardly a day goes by that we don’t make some sort of connection. Often it’s between guests and more often between Pat or me and at least one guest.

Folks, just like you, from all parts of the world are curious about their ancestry.  Is it time to start or expand your exploration? Discover ‘life beyond the ordinary’ by visiting here soon. And maybe we’ll make a connection.

When all routes suggest you’ll be able to broaden your knowledge of your family tree by visiting Shelburne County and Historic Shelburne your first connection on the genealogical track may be with Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society and Kim Walker (Office Manager and Archivist). An initial connection with Kim will likely enable you to determine whether you’ll be researching in the ‘right spot’. 

You can connect with Kim at 1-902-875-4299 or email Snail mail P.O Box 248, SHELBURNE, NS B0T1W0. Website:
You’ll get to touch the documents, breathe the air and explore the area that your ancestors once called home. Perhaps you’ll find that Great Uncle’s or Aunt’s last resting place, Cousins you never knew you had or solve a family mystery. The Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society is open April through October on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Winter hours are on Wednesdays only.

Your ‘Outside Inn Research’ adventure includes:
5 nights stay at The Cooper’s Inn B&B Cooperage accommodation and includes full breakfast each day from our menu
Deluxe Welcome Basket
Meal Vouchers for local eateries ($500.00 value)
Dock Street Museum passes for 2
Shelburne Harbour Boat Tour for 2, with focus on the local history
Black Loyalist Heritage Centre passes for 2
One year Membership for the Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society
A one-hour advance research consultation with Kim (just to help get your visit started on the right foot)
All taxes included, for a party of 2 in The Cooper’s Inn B&B, twin or queen accommodation; $1599.00. Upgrade to an Inn-side accommodation for $230.00 more (taxes included)

Inquire for availability and booking information. Advance booking is required. A 2-week cancellation policy applies to this package.  A non-refundable advance booking/admin fee of $200.00 applies.

*Looking for something a little different? Ask about customized packages.