New Membership

‚ÄčMembership in good standing is maintained by the annual payment of dues. Dues not paid by 31 days following the expiration of your membership, will deactive membership status. Good standing is resumed upon payment of arrears or by rejoining.
Membership renewal or new memberships can be processed online with payment using PayPal (it is not necessary to have a PayPal account) or by mailing in a completed membership form along with a cheque. Please do not use the online registration, if you are mailing in a payment.
Please DO NOT enter a new membership, if you have already been a past member.
To renew online, login into your profile by entering your username and password and then go to your profile page. You will see a "RENEW MEMBERSHIP" button, when your login attempt results in an expired account membership. You will then be taken to a page with a link to process an online renewal and payment. If you do not remember your password, please click on the "?" [forgot password] option.
Payment Options:
Online: Register online and pay by credit card or debit card through PayPal. This method can be also used for donations.*
Mail:  Print and complete the membership form, include a cheque for payment and send by mail.
*To include a donation through PayPal with the payment of your dues, a donation button is provided on the membership form. Completion of the membership form is not required to send donations only. Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a Canadian income tax receipt.

Membership Includes:
  • 3 issues/year of The Nova Scotia Genealogist.  All back issues (1983 – current) are available in the Members’ Only Area.
  • 6 issues/year of the Living Connection newsletter.
  • Access to database files in the Members Only Area.  New data is added as it becomes available. Check out a list of some of the files and content available. 
  • Free publication of research queries in the Nova Scotia Genealogist.
  • Reduced rates for admission to GANS workshops and events. 
  • Ability to submit your surname interests to our Surname Research database.
  • 20% discount on Local History books for sale in the Gift Shop under Books for Sale.
Membership Plan:
Select Membership Plan:
Membership Plans Offered:
Plan Name For Life Maximum Associated Members Annual Fee Description
Member Person(s) No 1 $39.00
Organization (Mbr) Organization No 1 $39.00
Lifetime-Paid Person(s) Yes 1 $975.00 $39 membership fee x 25 years.
Student Person(s) No 1 $20.00 Full time students only. Please email a copy of your student ID to