Thursday, August 11, 2011

GANS Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia

On Tuesday the 27 of September, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) will hold a talk which will be given by Conrad Byers of Parrsboro. The topic of his talk will be "Sea Captains: The Men Who Took Their Wives and Families to Sea With Them".

The meeting will be held at the Akins Room, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, 6016 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Their website address is

Another View of Genealogy Survey

There is another view of the Canadian Genealogy Survey given by British Columbia blogger M. Diane Rogers on her site "CanadianGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt'" on August 9th at

Do you agree or disagree with her views?

She says in part that "I've already submitted my answers, and yes, I knew right away I couldn't agree with some of the broad assumptions apparently being made. Has there been a recent "surge of interest" in genealogy/family history as the Cape Breton Post put it? If so, when, where and what forms has it taken? Or are some paying more attention to television ads than perhaps is wise. Remember how long the widely heralded show 'Who Do You Think You Are' lasted in Canada?"

What are your views? Is she right, or is she too critical of the survey?

If you haven't taken the survey yet, it is on