Past Events

 
  2015 - 2016
DATE TOPIC SPEAKER
8 October 2015 A Future Role for Genealogy Societies in Attracting Ancestral Tourism to their Communities Charlie Guy
10 September 2015 British Home Children and their Descendants Catherine West
  2014 - 2015
DATE TOPIC SPEAKER
24 April 2015 'Hath Done What She Could': Women and Death in 19th Century Antigonish and Pictou Counties Dr. Laurie Stanley-Blackwell
24 March 2015 The House on Refugee Hill - An Archaelogical Time Capsule Dr. Jonathan Fowler
28 February 2015 Our March to Freedom - Cumberland County Dr. Darlene Strong
25 November 2014 5th Annual Brick Wall Busters  
28 October 2014 Statistics Canada Census & The 1940 National Registration Irene Schofield
24 Deptember 2014 Tour of Nova Scotia Archives Gary Schutlak
  2012 - 2013
DATE TOPIC SPEAKER
11 May 2013 Annual General Meeting 
  The Stairs Family

James D. Frost
20 April 2013 Military Records — Discover your ancestor's service John Boileau
23 March 2013 Research on your Irish Ancestry Terrence M. Punch
23 February 2013 3rd Annual Genealogy Show & Tell Various
26 January 2013 Genealogy and Youth Nancy Wilson
27 November 2012 3rd Annual Brick Wall Busters  
23 October 2012 Diaries and What You Can Learn from Them Garry Shutlak
15 September 2012 Family History & Genealogy Seminar Special Event at Bridgewater
  2011 - 2012
DATE TOPIC SPEAKER
12 May 2012 Annual General Meeting 
  Historical Society of Fall River & Windsor Jct.
  Annapolis Heritage Society – O'Dell House Museum

Sandra Carr
Ryan Scranton
24 March 2012 Genealogical Resources available at the Halifax Public Library Joanne McCarthy
25 February 2012 2nd Annual Show & Tell  
28 January 2012 Research to Artwork Dawn Josey
22 November 2011 2nd Annual Brick Wall Busters  
25 October 2011 Descendants of Foreign Protestants who settled at the Northwest Arm:
Jollimores, Slaunwhites and Boutiliers
Iris Shea
27 September 2011 Sea Captains who took their wives and families to sea with them Conrad Byers
     
  2010 - 2011
DATE TOPIC SPEAKER
14 May 2011 Annual General Meeting 
  Antigonish Heritage Museum 
  Kings County Museum

Jocelyn Gillis
Nelson Labor
26 March 2011 Transcribing stones along with recording other information, followed by some thoughts on preserving the artifacts, even after the lists are done. Deborah Trask
26 February 2011 Genealogy Show and Tell  
22 January 2011 The Importance of Genealogical Societies Terrence Punch, CM
23 November 2010 Little Known Victims of the Halifax Explosion: 
 Black & Mi'kmaq Casualties
Garry Shutlak
26 October 2010 Heroes In Petticoats Dorothy Outhouse
16 October 2010 Linking Your Past with Podcasts and Social Media Ryan Deschamps
28 September 2010 Road Blocks in Your Genealogy Research: How to Proceed Dr. Allan E. Marble & Virginia Clark
     
  2009 – 2010  
DATE TOPIC SPEAKER
15 May 2010 Annual General Meeting 
  Shelburne County Archives and Genealogical Society 
  Yarmouth County Museum & Archives

Kim Walker
Jamie Serran
27 March 2010 Holidays and Family History:
   What our celebrations tell us about our roots
Clary Croft
27 Febuary 2010 Part 1: Plantation: A Concept Applied in Ulster and Elsewhere
Part 2: Seeking an Ulster Ancestor
Dr. Terrence M. Punch, FRSAI, FIGRS
30 January 2010 Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society Thea Wilson Hammond
     
24 November 2009 Goin' to Town: Migration Within Halifax County Nathaniel Smith
27 October 2009 The Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes Ginny Clark CG(C), GIM President & Dr. Allan Marble CG(C)
6 October 2009 The Economy and Occupational Structure of 18th Century Lunenburg Dr. Kenneth S. Paulsen
22 September 2009 Freemasonry in Nova Scotia J. Douglas Welsh
     
  2008 – 2009  
DATE TOPIC SPEAKER
9 May 2009 Annual General Meeting 
  Pictou County Roots Society 
  Cumberland County Genealogical Society

Kenneth Fraser
Ruby Bjarnason
24 March 2009 St. Paul's Anglican Church Archives Fiona Day & Tinker MacKay
28 February 2009 African Nova Scotian Genealogical Research David States
24 January 2009 The Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919
The Nova Scotia Experience
Dr. Allan Marble
18 November 2008 Pier 21 Immigration Records Carrie-Ann Smith
28 October 2008 Genealogical Holdings at the Halifax Regional Municipality Archives Susan McClure
23 September 2008 Noel Doiron and the East Hants Acadians Shawn & Tod Scott
  2007 – 2008  
DATE TOPIC SPEAKER
10 May 2008 Annual General Meeting 
   Green Genealogy: How to Keep Your Research Out
   of the Landfill - Estate Planning for the Genealogist

Lisa Teryl
25 March 2008 The Challenge of Developing a 'Mature Tree'
 from a Bed of Fact, Fiction and Logic
Scott Taylor
23 February 2008 British Home Children Cecil & Marilyn Verge
26 January 2008 Tuft's Cove Cemetery Murray & Gary Wright
27 November 2007 Search techniques using Familysearch.org
  & a review of the sources available at Family History Centres
Christine Metham & Bev Campbell
23 October 2007 Putting the Puzzle Together:
 Name Lists, Sources and Local History for the Genealogist
Allen B. Robertson
25 September 2007 Land Records for the Genealogist Barry Cahill