The Association

The Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia was formed on June 19, 1982 and had its genesis in a standing genealogical committee of The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society (founded in 1878).

The by-laws conform to the Societies Act administered by the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies for the Province of Nova Scotia.

Membership in the Association stands at about 600, approximately one third of whom live in Nova Scotia, one third in the rest of Canada and one third in the United States.

The Association is a member of the Nova Scotia Genealogy Network Association, the Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes, the Association of Nova Scotia Museums and the Council of Nova Scotia Archives.

The Association exchanges publications with many other societies and libraries. Many of these periodicals are on loan to The Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library Reference Department (5381 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia) where members and the public may consult them.


Operating Year: January - December 2020

Board of Directors
President: Pamela Wile
Secretary/Treasurer: Paul Armstrong
Director Data Development: Vacant
Director Digital Resources: Verona Leslie
Director Education Services: Vacant
Director Research Library: Janice Fralic-Brown
Director Research Services: Vacant
Director: Jason Crowtz
Director: Heather Desveaux