Telling Your Ancestors' Stories:  A Writing Workshop
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Nova Scotia Genealogy Virtual Conference

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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

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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.  
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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Upcoming Events
Telling Your Ancestors' Stories: A Writing Workshop
Saturday, Apr. 15th
Do you have a story to tell about your ancestors, but not sure how to get started writing it? This workshop will give you all ...
Nova Scotia Genealogy Virtual Conference
Saturday, Apr. 22nd
Nova Scotia Genealogy Virtual Conference - Registration Now Open April 22 & 23, 2023 9:30AM-5:30PM AST (UTC-04:00)   $29 for GANS Members ...
Saturday, Apr. 29th
The presentation will be a lively mixture of video narrative produced by Dale Stevens, and anecdotes in which Merrill tells the story of the U.S. ...

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.