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Sunday, February 24
Research Room Open  (Office Open Dates)
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
GANS Office - 33 Ochterloney St. Suite. 100 Dartmouth NS
Are you tired of being shut in by the weather and want to get out on a Sunday afternoon?  Our research room is open to members and non-members. Need some help getting started with your research? Have you seen a library record you'd like to look at?  Maybe you just want to chat about your recent genealogy finds.  Drop in and see us.
 
Hope to see you there!
 
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Thursday, March 21
Lunenburg: the 18th Century Agrarian Economy, Sorry, No Fish  (Monthly Meeting)
7:00 pm
GANS Office - 33 Ochterloney St. Suite. 100 Dartmouth NS
Presented by Kenneth Paulsen:
Kenneth Paulsen holds a doctorate in Canadian History from the University of Maine at Orono, with two Bachelors of Arts degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Arts degree from Northeastern University in Boston. He was a Fulbright scholar at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a Canadian Embassy Graduate Fellow and the 1992 Winthrop Pickard Bell Fellow in Canadiana at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Kenneth is a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia, and the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society. While on the staff of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, he was a subject area specialist in Nova Scotia and Foreign Protestant genealogy. He assisted in the development of it's Nova Scotia genealogical collection. The majority of his ancestors were foreign Protestant settlers in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Kenneth’s paternal grandfather’s ancestry is Danish and Swedish while his paternal great grandmother’s ancestry is Prince Edward Island Scottish and Loyalist. He recently published a book on the Emoneau murders of 1791



Saturday, April 27
Daniel Hugh Sutherland, Railway Builder & Commanding Officer WWI No. 2 Construction Battalion  (Monthly Meeting)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
GANS Office - 33 Ochterloney St. Suite. 100 Dartmouth NS
Daniel Hugh Sutherland, 1878-1977
Railway Builder & Commanding Officer WWI No. 2 Construction Battalion

Presented by: Mary Beth Sutherland
 
Mary Beth Sutherland developed an interest in family history while working on a grade 9 school project. It was then that she started asking family history questions.

In 2015 she was approached by George Borden with regard to the upcoming centennial of the formation of the No. 2 Construction Battalion to see if the family had any information on the Battalion, of which her grandfather was the Commanding Officer. After searching her grandparents’ home she discovered an unknown side of her grandfather through letters, papers, and photos. This collection presented a previously unexplored trove of information about her family's history.
 
Mary Beth is the daughter of Joan (Caudle) and the late Rev. Donald R. Sutherland. She grew up and attended school in Whycocomagh, CB. She graduated from Mount Allison University and thereafter concluded her studies at the Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing, New Glasgow, NS.
She married David Sutherland of Alma NS in 1984, they now live in River John NS.
They have 3 adult children Margaret (Sam), Sandy and Emily and 3 young grandchildren, William, George, and Isabel.