The St. Mary's Genealogy Research Centre at Sherbrooke Village was founded in 2011 by a group of community-based genealogists and local historians in response to the need to provide a place to collect, preserve, and share historic records and resources of the St. Mary's municipal area (the western portion of Guysborough County). It is housed upstairs in the Village Treasures and Gifts store, just inside the gates of Historic Sherbrooke Village. Included in its holdings are genealogy and archival materials gathered and donated to Sherbrooke Village over many years.
Records management and collecting policies
The Research Centre gives top priority to the original records of individuals who lived, and businesses that operated in the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s. The Research Centre has a special interest in genealogical / family records from the area or adjacent areas. The Research Centre also has a special interest in records which give evidence of names and demographics of the area, such as registers. The Research Centre is responsible for records of the Sherbrooke Restoration Commission.