Join or Renew Your Membership

The membership renewal form is the same one used for new memberships. If renewing, complete the form as if you are registering and at one point you will be asked if it is a renewal or a new membership! Fee is $39.
‚ÄčMembership in good standing is maintained by the annual payment of dues. Dues not paid by February 1, will deactive membership status. Good standing is resumed upon payment of arrears or by rejoining.
Membership renewal or new memberships can be processed online with payment using PayPal (it is not necessary to have a PayPal account) or by mailing in a completed membership form along with a cheque. Please do not use the online registration, if you are mailing in a payment.
Payment Options:
Online: Register online and pay by credit or debit card through PayPal. This method can be also used for donations.*
Mail:  Print and complete the membership form, include a cheque for payment and send by mail.
*To include a donation through PayPal with the payment of your dues, a donation button is provided on the membership form. Completion of the membership form is not required to send donations only. Donations are eligible for a Canadian income tax receipt.

Membership Includes:
  • 3 issues/year of The Nova Scotia Genealogist.  All back issues (1983 – current) are available in the Members’ Only Area.
  • 12 issues/year of the Living Connection newsletter.
  • Access to database files in the Members Only Area.  New data is added as it becomes available. Check out a list of some of the files and content available. 
  • Free publication of research queries in the Nova Scotia Genealogist.
  • Reduced rates for admission to GANS workshops and events. 
  • Ability to submit your surname interests to our Surname Research database.
  • Reduced subscription rates to database partners including:    [DISCOUNT NO LONGER AVAILABLE] FindmyPast is offering an alternative to the discount. Further information will be available shortly. Access to findmypast is free from the GANS office.
  • Discount on course fees with the National Institute of Genealogical Studies.
  • Discount on Dell products for members living in the United States.
  • $50 discount on custom pedigree or descendant charts from Family Ancestrees
Membership applications are processed as promptly as possible, but it is not an automated procedure so delays may occasionally occur.
New members will receive an email notification with initial username and password information for the GANS website.