Helpful Links

charlessalmonThe Miramichi Salmon Museum Inc. (Atlantic Salmon Museum) is located at 263 Main Street, Doaktown, NB on the banks of the beautiful main Southwest  Miramichi River in the Village of Doaktown. The Museum houses a very extensive collection of artifacts, interpretive displays, unique art and photographs that tell the story of the sport of fly fishing, the heritage of the local people and the life and history of the amazing Atlantic salmon.  For more information call the Museum (506-365- 7787), email us at or visit our website by clicking on



bettshomesteadThe Provincial Archives of New Brunswick can be of immeasurable service to those seeking information of an historic nature, either on the Doaktown area in particular or on the Province of New Brunswick as a whole. In addition to their extensive records and an immensely informative website, their staff is always ready to assist or inform. Visit the Archives on the Fredericton Campus of the University of New Brunswick (23 Dineen Drive), call them at 506-453-2122 or click on



whytejewelryThe Central Miramichi Historical Society is a good place to start if you’re looking for answers to specific questions regarding the Doaktown area and its past. Also at the Society’s disposal are a large number of photos dating back to the mid-1800s and depicting various facets of life on the Miramichi. For further information, contact the Society’s President, Mrs. Joyce Charters, at 4 Hillcrest Street, Doaktown, NB E9C 1G8 (TEL: 506-365-7826) or e-mail their Secretary/Treasurer, Mrs. Audrey MacKinnon, at



The Doaktown Community/School Library (located at 430 Main Street in the Doaktown Elementary School) has a significant collection of items of interest to researchers including books by local authors, information on cemeteries in the Doaktown area, several family histories, and copies of Canadian Census reports. To contact the Library, phone 506-365-2018; fax 506-365-2054 or write them at 430 Main Street, Doaktown, NB  E9C 1E8.




The Miramichi Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogy Society offers a host of information and publications about generations of life on the Miramichi. Contact them at or write to them at NBGS Miramichi Branch, P.O. Box 403, Miramichi, N.B. E1N 3A8. Information concerning the New Brunswick Genealogy Society can be found at




In 2004 the National Archives of Canada and the National Library of Canada came together to provide “a source of enduring knowledge and [a] continuing memory of the government of Canada and its institutions.” A great site for census information and other material relating to genealogy and Canadian history. Check it out at



idealcafeThe Canadian Register of Historic Places (CRHP) provides information about historic places recognized for their heritage value at the local, provincial, territorial and national levels throughout Canada. Click, go to “Search” and enter “New Brunswick” and “Doaktown” where prompted in the column at the right.



Travel back in time and discover the rich history of Doaktown and get a glimpse of what life was like when farms ruled the area and businesses were booming. Focusing on the Doak Family, the Doak Historic Site takes you through the original family home which dates back to the early 1800’s. Tour our interpretation center and visit our gift shop. Located at 386 Main Street Doaktown NB  E9C 1E4 Email: