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.
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.
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.
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.