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Sunday, January 20
Research Room OPEN - CANCELLED  (Office Open Dates)
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
GANS Office - 33 Ochterloney St. Suite. 100 Dartmouth NS
Due to the forecasted storm, the research room will NOT be open as scheduled.
 
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Research Room Open Sunday
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
GANS Office - 33 Ochterloney St. Suite. 100 Dartmouth NS
SUNDAY! Come in and chat with our experienced volunteers, get some pointers, do your research or simply browse our library for some interesting reading.


Saturday, January 26
Oak Island’s Daniel McGinnis- The Man Behind the Myth  (Monthly Meeting)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
GANS Office - 33 Ochterloney St. Suite. 100 Dartmouth NS
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Oak Island’s Daniel McGinnis- The Man Behind the Myth
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Suite 100, 33 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth
Lecture on "Oak Island's Daniel McGinnis- The Man Behind the Myth" 
Presented by Kel Hancock, Windsor NS 
 
Kel Hancock served in the Canadian Army as an Infantry Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in the West Nova Scotia Regiment and the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment. During his career he saw active duty in the Balkans, East Africa as well as many domestic operations.
 
Kel is a nationally published freelance writer and worked as a staff reporter for a daily paper. He has spent 30 years researching Nova Scotia legends, particularly Oak Island because of an ancestral connection. He is currently working on a project with Screaming Goat Productions of Berwick, partnered with his own Blockhouse Investigations, to produce a Reality TV show that will showcase investigations into Atlantic Canada’s many legends and mysteries.
 
Kel’s methodology is to combine historical research and analysis with his military skills in reconnaissance and intelligence gathering.
 
Kel is a member of The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, The North British Society, the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society, the Royal United Services Institute, and the West Hants Historical Society. He has also served as the Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Nova Scotia, is a 32 Degree Mason in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada, and a Knight Templar in the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada.
After serving 20 years with the army and suffering from both physical and psychological injuries as a result of his overseas deployments, Kel took a voluntary medical release form the Canadian Armed Forces and was discharged honourably to come back to Nova Scotia and make a home for himself and his family here in West Hants, where he was born and raised.
 
 


Sunday, January 27
Legacy Family Tree User Group  (Special Interest Groups)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
GANS Office - 33 Ochterloney St. Suite. 100 Dartmouth NS


Sunday, January 27
Research Room OPEN  (Office Open Dates)
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
GANS Office - 33 Ochterloney St. Suite. 100 Dartmouth NS
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Research Room Open
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Suite 100, 33 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth
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. Our research room is open to members and non-members. Drop in for an hour or the afternoon! Bring a friend! Take some time to work on your family history with help from our volunteer researcher.
 
Hope to see you!
 
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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.