The York Sunbury Historical Society has been collecting records and artefacts pertaining to the history of central New Brunswick (Canada) since 1932. It was decided in 1968 that the vast archival collection that they had would best be stored in the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (PANB)temperature controlled storage facility; a safer environment for such a valuable collection.
Over the course of several years, the archival collection was sorted, organized and catalogued into the MC300 Finding Aid, has been added to over the years and continues to grow.
There is so much in this collection but few people know it exists. However, if you are researching Fredericton or a topic pertaining to central New Brunswick then there is a good chance there is something in there that would be of use. The most up-to-date version is available to download in PDF format from the York Sunbury Museum website but over time, we would like to cut and paste interesting collection descriptions to the blog to bring them out of the finding aid and into cyberspace. I hope that this will help researchers/genealogists who don’t normally visit the PANB find sources and records pertaining to their topic/family.
The York Sunbury Historical Society still collects historical archival records for exhibits and research and as we do, we transfer them to the PANB and they are eventually added to the MC300. We are currently taking an inventory of documents held at the PANB that are currently waiting to be catalogued.