Do You ❤ Genealogy and Family?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you will have an opportunity to show your love at the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS). A volunteer information session will be held on Tuesday, February 13, at 1:00 pm at the GANS Office.
What to expect at the session?
There will be an overview of some of the projects available, including cataloguing, creating a surname index, assisting in preparation of library finding aids, working on a project with a partner organization, providing guidance to users of the research room and much more! If you have a special talent/skill that you feel would fit in with a genealogy society (e.g, video/audio editing and technology in general) come along and have a chat!
Some roles require availability during the weekdays and others, once training completed, can be done primarily from your home. While being a GANS member is always good, it is not required for all roles. There is no commitment by attending the information session.
WHAT:    GANS Volunteer Information Session
WHEN:   Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WHERE: 33 Ochterloney Street, Suite 100, Dartmouth
Please register by sending an email to with your name and put “Info Session” in subject line. At this time of year, weather can be unpredictable so make sure you check your email the morning of the 13th in case there is a cancellation.

Seeking a Treasurer!

GANS is currently accepting applications for the Treasurer position. The Treasurer is a voting member of the Executive and oversees the Association's expenditures, investments and income. The daily book keeping operations are carried out by the Office Administrator who may seek occasional guidance from the Treasurer. A knowledge of Sage Simply Accounting is an asset. All members of the GANS Executive must be association members. If not a member, you will be expected to join.
If you are interested in this position, please contact GANS. 

Wanted: Event Coordinator!

Would you like to be involved in the decision making at GANS? Do you have a knack for planning great events?  We still need to fill the Event Coordinator volunteer position on the Executive. At the moment, most of the events are already set in place, allowing the Event Coordinator to settle slowly and easily into the position. If you are interested, please attach your resume or give a brief description on your background and why the position would be of interest to you and email All interested parties will receive a response!

Nova Scotia Ancestors Certificate

The Genealogy Association of Nova Scotia is very excited to offer you an option to apply for a Nova Scotia Ancestors Certificate. This announcement goes hand in hand with Canada 150. You must prove that your ancestor resided in Nova Scotia prior to Confederation in 1867.
For further information, prices and an example of how to display the certificate, please refer to the NS Ancestors Certificate page.

All 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 |

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.