Tuesday, November 5 from 10:30am to 12:30 pm.
The topic will be Ancestors from Yarmouth and Shelburne Counties.
Over the past months, you will have seen articles and messages about the expansion of the library, including the official naming as the Terry Punch Research Library. While today we are overwhelmed with electronic resources, every experienced researcher knows that in addition to resources at provincial archives, local histories, family pedigrees, and many other print materials can lead you to find a clue that breaks a brick wall. In our digital world, we can communicate with people everywhere but sometimes in-person discussions can be invaluable. At GANS we work with members who are visiting from other parts of North America who frequently comment on the benefit of in-person contact.
We want to provide our members with an opportunity to participate in SHARE days at the library.: Support Help And Research Experience. This is a targeted event - every SHARE session has a topic to keep us focused on a geographic area, a cultural group, an era, or what suits our members. We encourage those who are knowledgable in a topic and those who are new to or interested in a topic to come and share their experiences, ask questions, check out library items. This is your event,a time to enhance your research experience. GANS helps by identifying relevant library items for you, providing a refreshment, and getting it started. When appropriate, we might invite a member who is an “expert” in a topic to drop in.
You are welcome to stay to chat and use the library resources until closure at 3:30 pm.
There is a session planned for Tuesday, November 5 10:30-12:30 and the topic will be Ancestors from Yarmouth and Shelburne Counties.
Do you have a topic you’d like to see addressed? Do you have expertise in a Nova Scotia area and its resources that you’d like to share? Let us know by sending an email to Yvone at email@example.com
Some topics that we brainstormed include Halifax and Dartmouth City, Cape Breton, Census in NS, Tools such as online trees and genealogy software, etc.
Note that these are organized for daytime hours when the GANS office is staffed: Tuesday to Thursday. At present the time remains the same - 10:30-12:30 to allow for members to remain for the afternoon to do research.