GANS Office is CLOSED

The GANS office and the Terry Punch Research Library will be closed until further notice.
 
Watch this space for updates on open hours.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

What are QuickLinks?

Have you ever looked for your favourite GANS database in a rush and don't see it on the menu? We've added some QuickLinks at the bottom of this page that should help make navigating the website an easier process. 
 
 
 
 
 


Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes

Watch Allan Marble, former president of the Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes, explain the history and background of the Institute.
- Film Credit: Christopher Devanney, 2019
 


A. F. Church Maps


 

Fundraiser

Want to be more involved with GANS and not available to give up your time? 
 
Here is another way to contribute to GANS. The Terry Punch Research Library Fundraiser allows you to allocate your donation towards bookplates in memory of someone, sponsor a book case or continue to contribute with a cash donation. 
 
PLEASE Donate NOW!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Nova Scotia Ancestors Certificate

The Genealogy Association of Nova Scotia is very pleased to offer the Nova Scotia Ancestors certificate as a way to honour your direct line ancestors. While the confederation of Canada did not occur until 1867, the Mi’kmaq peoples were living in what is now Nova Scotia for 10,000 years. The first European settlers, the French, established a permanent settlement in 1605, North America’s first. The certificate honours those who lived in Nova Scotia at any time before July 1, 1867. Proof of the direct lineage is required.  
 
For further information, prices and an example of how to display the certificate, please refer to the NS Ancestors Certificate page.


Quick Links

                  


 
Many of the GANS operations are carried out by volunteers, including publications, membership renewals, workshops and website maintenance. Your patience is appreciated, when expecting responses to queries.
 
  
           
33 Ochterloney Street Suite 100 | Dartmouth | Nova Scotia | Canada | 902-454-0322 | info@novascotiaancestors.ca

Upcoming Events
United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada
Saturday, Apr. 18th
CANCELLED - WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE   11am to 12 noon NS Branch Business Meeting   12 noon to 1:30 Lunch   ...
2020 Annual General Meeting
Saturday, May. 9th
2020 Annual General Meeting After the business meeting we'll have a short break to serve refreshments, followed by a presentation on Nova Scotia Railway History.  ...

All lectures are open to the public and will be held unless otherwise noted in the lecture room of the GANS offices at 33 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.