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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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Write Your Own Obituary
Do you want to leave your mark by sharing your own story? Ease the burden on those left
behind by writing it yourself? Craft something meaningful and uniquely you? This
workshop will help you prepare to write your own final tribute. Caroline McQuillan of
Cruikshanks Halifax Funeral Home and Halifax-based journalist Jane Doucet will conduct
an hour-long information session with a Q&A. Then participants will be asked to draft
their own obituaries, which Caroline and Jane will review.
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024 1:00pm Atlantic / ADT
Location: Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS)
Ste 100, 33 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth

$20.00 for Members / $25.00 for Non-Members
More info: 902-454-0322
Participants will receive further information via email once registered.
Price: $25.00

Beginner Genealogy Workshop
If you are just starting out on your genealogy journey, you will need some guidance as you begin recording and researching your family history. Join Janice Fralic-Brown and Pamela Wile for a practical session of instruction and hands on work recording your information. Learn how to verify your facts, use available resources and organize your research.
Limited to 8 participants
$25/members, $30/non-members
Members must login to get member pricing
When:   Saturday, August 10, 2024 9:30 am
Where:  Ross Farm Museum
              4568 Highway #12, New Ross, NS
(held as part of the New Ross Historical Society Genealogy Fair)
For more information email or call 902-454-0322
Participants will receive further information via email once registered.
Price: $30.00