DesBrisay Museum has a wealth of information about our community!
If you aren't able to visit us and carry out your research, we can do it for you!
The Museum's collection focuses on Bridgewater's history. Self-serve guides will help you find what you are looking for.
Some items available include Bridgewater business records, photographs and postcards, local architecture, early maps, historic fire and police department records, biographies, community histories, local churches and schools, and more....
Genealogists will find the following materials of interest:
- Biography Files Biography Reference Binder Index
- Birth, Death, Marriage Records
- Cemetery headstone records
- Census records
- Microfilms of Bridgewater Bulletin newspapers
- Photographs/postcards - 2000+ images
- Reference Files Reference Files Binder Index
- School yearbooks
- Plus more...
Photocopy fees and reproduction fees may apply.
DesBrisay Museum Archives holds personal papers, documents, photographs, maps, artwork, and electronic files to films, video and sound recordings, microfilms, and books, about Bridgewater and area.
Our archives has original documents, such as wartime letters, diaries, Bridgewater Fire and Police Department records, large photograph and postcard collection, and early maps of the community.
Our library contains published family histories, community histories, books written about Bridgewater and/or by local authors. DesBrisay Library
The Archive is available during open hours, but we recommend that you contact the Curator before visiting.
Copies of many early Bridgewater Bulletin newspapers are available and make a great resource for school students and researchers.
All research requested by mail, telephone, fax or email is available at $10.00 per hour, plus the cost of photocopies and shipping costs, and is handled by staff and volunteers at the Museum.
Researchers are asked to give a limit that they wish to spend as pre-payment is required for all research and copies. Fees can be paid by cheque, credit card or money order made payable to DesBrisay Museum. U.S. exchange rates are the responsibility of the researcher.
We require that you acknowledge the DesBrisay Museum as your source of any information received from us and that such information cannot be entered into an Internet site, or published in any form without written permission from the DesBrisay Museum.