Great progress is being made in the development of a searchable electronic database for an archival collection rich in King's County, Nova Scotia history - and you can help.
The collection was put together over many years by the late Kings County historian Leon Barron, and was donated to the Kings Historical Society by Barron’s wife, Mary, following his death. She said Leon would spend many hours in the Acadia University library conducting research.
Project archivist and secretary for the School of Engineering at Acadia, Valarie Kneen-Teed, and Wendy Robicheau, deputy university archivist, have worked hard to make the collection easily searchable. There have also been several volunteers, members of the general community and university students, helping out.
If you would like to volunteer your time and effort to the second phase data entry - even if you aren’t computer literate, or if you’d like more information, please contact the Kings County Museum.
You can read more in an article by Kirk Starratt published in the Kings County Register at http://www.novanewsnow.com/article-373978-Barrons-collection-on-Kings-headed-for-public-database.html.