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Sunday, May 28
Research Room Open  (Office Open Dates)
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Suite 100, 33 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth
Are you tired of the rainy weather?  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!
Facebook:  NovaScotiaAncestors
Twitter:  @NSAncestors

Saturday, June 10
Genealogy Meet Up  (Meet-ups)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
33 Ochterloney Street, Suite 100, Dartmouth, NS
Come and join us for a Meet Up. It's a perfect opportunity to meet people who are interested in genealogy. Grab some refreshments, relax and chat about your own discoveries, talk about the challenges and maybe learn something new from the group. Bring one of your ancestors to coffee (a photo, of course!) and tell us all about them.  Stop by anytime between 9:30 and 11:30.
Hope to see you there!
Facebook:  NovaScotiaAncestors
Twitter:  @NSAncestors

Saturday, June 17
How to Use Gedmatch for Beginners  (Workshops)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
33 Ochterloney Street, Suite 100, Dartmouth, NS
So, you’ve had an autosomal DNA test done. Now what? GEDmatch provides DNA and genealogical analysis tools for amateur and professional researchers and genealogists. During this 3-hour workshop, Jessie Boutilier Ross will guide participants through the tools available on and how they can be used to find cousins.
Saturday, June 17 1:00 to 4:00 pm Members $15 Non-members $20
To register, visit and click on Workshop Registration in the menu.  Members must login to receive member pricing.
Jessie Boutilier Ross was born in 1982 and has been interested in genealogy since she can remember. After a billion questions to her family, she was put in touch with a second cousin and her first paternal lineage. Since the age of fourteen, Jessie has been researching, building, and sourcing her family tree with various online resources as well as becoming acquainted with many various archives and museums. In July of 2015 she took her first autosomal DNA test and since has been spending about 20 hours a week on average researching and triangulating DNA to learn more about her heritage and ancestors. For the past two years, she has been working extremely hard to figure out her McKenzie ancestors who perplex her the most. Jessie has helped people from around the world in finding records and understanding how genetic genealogy works, especially with the use of She is a homeschooling mother of 4 children, a military wife, and lives in Greenwood, Nova Scotia.