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GANS has launched a new collection of local history books for sale, both straightforward histories and historical novels. There is a mix of topics and genres, suitable for different interests and aptitudes. These books can give the reader more context about the social character of the Nova Scotian society of the past than can be gained from genealogical records alone. Some of these books will also provide access to colourful events or personalities of past generations.

We have just selected a sampling of the contemporary publishing output about local history, but if this proves of value to our membership, we will be happy to expand this to a broader inventory. If you have any suggestions for topics or themes you would like to see, please don’t hesitate to let us know by sending an email to
We will add items from time to time so please check back often. We hope you enjoy looking through this collection.
Please note:  Shipping fees are waived if you pick up your order at GANS.  If you wish to do so, please do not order through the website.  Send an email to listing the items you wish to purchase.  We can confirm they are in stock and you can make arrangements to make your payment and pick up your order in the GANS office.
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  • Prices are in Canadian dollars.
  • Shipping costs within Canada and the USA are $9.99/item.
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2022 Annual Heritage Dinner
GANS is hosting its first Annual Heritage Dinner to celebrate the genealogical work of our volunteers and field-workers. The evening will start with a silent auction. Tickets are $45 each
It will be followed with a roast beef dinner, and an afterdinner lecture “WINTHROP BELL’S ‘A GENEALOGICAL STUDY’ by David Mawhinney. Mr. Mawhinney is the Director and Archivist at Mount Allison University Archives in Sackville, New Brunswick. The event will include an award to the GANS “Volunteer of the Year”.
Speaker: David Mawhinney
Date: Saturday, October 29 5:30pm for 6:30pm
Location: Saint Margaret of Scotland Parish Hall, 3751 Robie St, Halifax, NS
Tickets will be available for pickup or mailing beginning Tuesday, September 27.  If you would like to pick up the tickets either in the GANS office or at the door the evening of the dinner, please send an email to  All other tickets will be mailed to the address provided at the time of purchase. 
Price: $45.00