WELCOME TO THE BONAVISTA ARCHIVES
The Bonavista Archives has been established to preserve and protect the town’s history and to enable the town to fulfill its legal records management responsibilities. The archives organizes, preserves and provides easy access to records in a variety of media; administers information resources; transfers inactive and permanent records to the Archives; and disposes of obsolete records that do not have long-term value.
The Archives’ textual records date from the 18th to the 20th century. They include material relating to the history of the town and citizens of Bonavista and the surrounding area. These records include genealogy material, business ledgers; indentures; photographs; postcards; maps; architectural plans; audiotapes; and church records. Finding aids are available for some holdings.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The archives is currently only available by appointment. Please call or email to make arrangements.
RESEARCH / REFERENCE SERVICES & FEES
For researchers visiting the Archives in person, there is no research fee. For those unable to visit the Archives in person, or unable to have someone visit the Archives on their behalf, the staff of the Archives can provide limited research.
P.O Box 2957
Telephone: 709-468-7747 ext.231
95 Church Street
P.O. Box 295
Bonavista, Newfoundland A0C 1B0
TOWN OFFICE HOURS
Monday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm