The genealogies which our archives hold in binders tend to be substantial genealogies compiled by one person or a particular family, and which are too large to be held conveniently in file folders.
The George S. Brown genealogies are also held in a set of 6 binders in our archives. These genealogies were compiled by George S. Brown and published in the Yarmouth Herald newspaper between Nov. 1896 and July 1909. There are 111 numbered G. S. Brown genealogies.
These genealogies are filled with errors, but when used intelligently can be a starting point for beginning research on a family.
George S. Brown also published a history of Yarmouth County in 1888 entitled Yarmouth, N.S.: a Sequel to Campbell's History. This history contains additional genealogies not found in the 111 cited above. The calibre in the case of Tusket Loyalist families is very poor but again, used intelligently, can be a useful starting point.
Most importantly, and this is often overlooked with Brown, he was the first Yarmouth County writer/historian to publish any genealogies on Acadian families. The G.S. Brown history, Yarmouth, N.S.: a Sequel to Campbell's History is available for purchase, as is an index to Brown's history, under separate cover. Some samples from the history: information on Acadian families is on pages 397 - 436 and 450 - 476; local Loyalist history is dealt with on pages 245 - 267; and if a researcher were looking for information on the MacKinnon family, it is found on pages 268 through 302.