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 Genealogy
Nova Scotia Archives online where you can search and view birth, marriage and death certificates. Excellent resource!

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 and a partner in the Ship Hector Descendant Project. 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

Pictonians at Home & Abroad
by J. P. MacPhie

Scotland Farewell, The People of the Hector
by Donald MacKay. An easy to read, and very informative book on the Hector passengers, the conditions in Scotland before the departure, and upon arrival in Nova Scotia


Clan info
Under development


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

SHDP Newsletter Fall 2018 edition
October is Family History it time to? update your family tree? email your distant cousin? organize your family photos? join a local genealogy society? scan those documents? visit your ancestors grave? (if you are nearby). 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. It is anticipated that the reach will grow to include descendants from across the globe!