Using Property Online to Research Your Ancestors  (Workshop)
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
GANS Office - 33 Ochterloney St. Suite. 100 Dartmouth NS

Using land records to help document your ancestors’ lives is an important part of genealogical research. Gary and Susan Nelson will help us understand the types of documents that can be found in Property Online and how to use them to further our research.
This workshop will include doing hands-on research on your own ancestors. If you have a laptop, please bring it so you can log into Property Online and do your own personal research. We do have a limited number of computers for those who don’t have their own laptops. Please indicate if you require use of one when you register.
Gary Nelson and Susan Nelson
Gary graduated UNB Law School in 1973 and has been practicing in Windsor since 1974.His main areas of practice are property, estate planning, probate and corporate law. He has worked with the Land Titles system since its inception in Hants County on March 1, 2004, the main component of which is Property OnLine. He and Susan were married in 1972.
Susan's formal education was as a teacher and she taught in schools in the Fredericton area before moving to Falmouth, NS with her husband in 1973. She has been searching titles for Gary's law practice since 1988 and using Property OnLine for 16 years. Her talent as a teacher is evident when she instructs others on the intricacies of that program.
 $50 for non-members
 $40 for members (members must login to obtain member pricing)
FOR REGISTRATION: Please register and pay on our website.
To avoid disappointment, register early as the workshop can only accommodate 14 attendees.
Registration opens on Monday Jan 20, 2020


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



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.  
For further information, prices and an example of how to display the certificate, please refer to the NS Ancestors Certificate page.

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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.