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Saturday, September 28
Melancholy and Mania: The Nova Scotia Hospital in 1878  (Monthly Meeting)
2:00 pm
33 Ochterloney Street, Suite 100, Dartmouth, NS
Speaker:  Deanna Foster
The talk will focus on the first fifty years at the Nova Scotia Hospital, which opened in 1856. Deanna will look at daily life for patients and staff, psychiatric disorders and treatment, and compare cases of two women admitted in 1878; one presenting with mania, the other melancholy. Mania and melancholy were the two most commonly diagnosed causes for admittance. Each patient also presents unique aspects to life at this time.
 
Deanna Foster is a local writer and historian. Her first non-fiction book, A History of Hangings in Nova Scotia, was in the top 5 best-selling books in Nova Scotia when released. She is passionate about the history of mental health, particularly in Nova Scotia, and has researched the subject extensively. She is an avid fiction writer, with the first book in her Broken Ivy series available on amazon.com as an e-book. She took a slightly forced break from writing with the arrival of her two young boys, but now that they are old enough to entertain themselves for brief periods of time, she has returned to a regular writing schedule.



Wednesday, October 2
SHARE - Support Help And Research Experience  (Special)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
GANS Office - 33 Ochterloney St. Suite. 100 Dartmouth NS
Wednesday, October 2 from 10:30am to 12:30 pm.  
The topic is Ancestors from the St. Margarets Bay Area 
 
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.
 
The first SHARE session will be Wednesday, October 2 from 10:30am to 12:30 pm.  The topic is Ancestors from the St. Margarets Bay Area .You are welcome to stay to chat and use the library resources until closure at 3:30 pm.  
The next planned session will be Tuesday, November 5 (same time) 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 admin@novascotiaancestors.ca
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.  
 
Have a friend who would like to participate but not yet a member?  They can join in person at the office when arriving, or can join beforehand by using the online payment service: https://novascotiaancestors.ca/onlineJoin.php



Tuesday, November 5
SHARE- Support Help And Research Experience  (Special)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
GANS Office - 33 Ochterloney St. Suite. 100 Dartmouth NS
 
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 admin@novascotiaancestors.ca
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.  
 
Have a friend who would like to participate but not yet a member?  They can join in person at the office when arriving, or can join beforehand by using the online payment service: https://novascotiaancestors.ca/onlineJoin.php