The O’Shea Archives is the home for the historical writing and research of Canadian historian, writer and researcher, William A. O’Shea (Bill O’Shea).
This is a new digital collection of many years of historical writing. Over the coming weeks and months this site will be populated with a great deal of historical information about the former Town of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, Canada as well as other works.
William A. O’Shea is a retired researcher, historian, and manager for Parks Canada / Heritage Canada. His professional life was dedicated to learning more about and teaching Canada about the history of our country. One of his personal passions has always been to learn more about local histories and share them with the broader community. He was a founding member of the Louisbourg Heritage Society, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) and wrote many books and articles about the town of Louisbourg and the surrounding area. He called Louisbourg home for more than 30 years. He now resides in Cornwall, Ontario near his home town of Long Sault Ontario.