Collections & Research

Founded in memory of Torbay resident, storyteller, and oral historian Jacob Bradbury, the Jacob Bradbury Archives & Genealogy Room collects and preserves Torbay’s documentary heritage. We have records and photographs documenting the 400-year history of Torbay, including a variety of genealogy resources available to help with family history research. 

Our archival collections are accessible to the public and there is no cost to use the archives. Staff are available to help you with your search and retrieve any records you wish to view. If you're planning a research trip we recommend you contact our archivist in advance of your visit. 

CONTACT: Donna Norvey


t. 709-437-6532 (ext. 263) 

Records Available

Robert Codner Fonds

This important collections contains the research papers of former Mayor and local historian Bob Codner. It contains research notes used in the preparation of The History of Torbay as well as a large number of genealogy records. 

Gerald Hayes Scrapbook Collection

Compiled by former Town Manager Gerry Hayes, these scrapbooks document community life and the work of Torbay's municipal government beginning in the early 1970s.

Torbay Family Histories Collection

This collection contains family histories researched and written by local genealogists. 

Torbay Oral Histories Collection

Torbay Folk Arts Council Collection

Geraldine Pellegrinetti Collection

This interesting collection contains research notes, reports, and historical materials created or collected by our first curator Gerry Pellegrinetti.

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