Susan A. Hill Writing Competition
We are announcing an annual writing competition for aspiring genealogist writers, aimed at recognizing unpublished genealogical essays about Nova Scotia. Manuscripts of 1500-2000 word lengths, with appropriate source references and citations, must be submitted by 31 May, 2022.
The winner will receive a $250 prize and the winning essay will be published in the Summer Issue of the Nova Scotia Genealogist journal.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Ann Hill (1959-2014) was an avid genealogical enthusiast who conducted her research in Cumberland county for nearly 30 years. She served on the Board of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society and the Amherst Township Historical Society. This competition is named for her as a tribute to her dedication and her leadership in service to genealogy in Nova Scotia.
Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia
The Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) is one of the province's leading heritage organizations, committed to the collection, research and dissemination of information on Nova Scotia genealogy and family history.
We are seeking an office administrator for a half-time salaried position for an immediate start. We are looking for a person who has at least five years of administrative experience, has a good grasp of basic financials and accounting, and would be capable of providing some program support. The position will also involve working with members, making visitors and volunteers feel welcome, and helping them use the equipment and services of the facility. We require typing skills of at least 50 wpm. This job requires considerable attention to detail.
We offer a competitive salary and four weeks vacation. This position would be of particular interest to someone who has taken early retirement and wants to give back, or someone who wants to enter the non-profit sector after some initial work in the private sector. GANS has been developing an entrepreneurial profile and is well-positioned for growth.
The organization is a volunteer charitable organization, governed by a Board of Directors. It has served the community for the last 39 years since 1982. Our offices support a major research library and several workrooms and is staffed three days per week. We provide research and consulting services in genealogy, and are active in data development and education.
Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis, and the position will remain posted until it is filled. A complete job description is available at the link below, as well additional information on the organization.
Your application will consist of your cover letter and a resume/c.v. Combine these elements into one file and send it to:
Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes
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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.
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.
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.
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.