Learning to Do Historical Research: A Primer for Environmental Historians and Others
by William Cronon, University of Wisconsin - Madison
This website is a basic introduction to historical research for anyone and everyone who is interested in exploring the past.
Whenever you frame a question with reference to how things have changed over time, you commit yourself to doing historical research. All of us do this all the time, but not everyone thinks very carefully about the best ways of finding information about the past and how it relates to the present.
The website is divided into two major sections:
The Nova Scotia Archives is an excellent spot to start your genealogical research.
There is a "Routes to your Roots" YouTube Channel with behind-the-scenes tours of archives across the province of Nova Scotia. Here's a video of the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique, Nova Scotia: