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Nova Scotia Research Tour

Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia

When: June 22, 2014 3:00PM - June 29, 2014 12:00PM


Travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia to trace your ancestors in Atlantic Canada. Let NEHGS experts and local historians guide you through the vast resources at the Nova Scotia Archives and other local repositories. The tour includes lectures, consultations, and group events.     



Sunday, June 22

3:00 p.m.                           Check in to Westin Nova Scotian

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.               Orientation: Your Guide to the Tour, Leah Walczak, David Allen Lambert, Judith Lucey

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.               Opening dinner, Westin Nova Scotian


Monday, June 23

8:15 a.m.                            Depart for Nova Scotia Archives (open 8:30 - 4:30)

9:00 a.m.                             Lecture: Researching in Nova Scotia, Dr. Terrence M. Punch 

10:00 a.m.                          Orientation: Using the Nova Scotia Archives

4:30 p.m.                           Depart NSA

5:15 p.m.                            Lecture: New England Soldiers in Nova Scotia: Records from New England and Nova Scotia, David Lambert, Westin Nova Scotian


Tuesday, June 24

8:15 a.m.                            Depart for NSA (open 8:30 - 4:30)

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.      Research and Consultations

4:30 p.m.                           Depart NSA

5:00 p.m.                            Lecture: They Came to Nova Scotia: A History of the Settlement of the Province, Judith Lucey, Westin Nova Scotian


Wednesday, June 25

8:15 a.m.                           Depart for NSA

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.      Research and Consultations

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.               Optional research at NSA 

Thursday, June 26

8:15 a.m.                           Depart for NSA (open 8:30 - 4:30)

4:30 p.m.                           Depart NSA



Friday, June 27

9:00 a.m.                          Coach departs Westin Nova Scotian

11:30 a.m.                      Group lunch, Charlotte Lane, Shelburne

1:00 p.m.                       Orientation: Shelburne County Genealogical Society

1:30 - 5:00 p.m.              Free time:
                                          Research at Shelburne County Genealogical Society
                                          Visit Shelburne County Museum
                                          Walking tours

5:00 p.m.                         Coach departs Shelburne

7:30 p.m.                          Return to Westin Nova Scotian


Saturday, June 28

10:00 a.m.                          Walking tour: Historical Halifax with Andy Smith

11:30 a.m.                          Free time:
                                              Further research at NSA  (Open 9:00 - 5:00)
                                              Halifax North Public Library
                                              Cemetery visits
                                              Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

6:00 p.m.                           Closing dinner, Westin Nova Scotian


Sunday, June 29

By 12:00 p.m.                    Check out of Westin Nova Scotian


*Schedule is subject to change at any time.


NEHGS Experts  


David Allen Lambert

David has been on the NEHGS staff since 1993. He has published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register;the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, The Mayflower Descendant, and American Ancestors magazine. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through the 21st century; military records; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. He has published A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (NEHGS) and various volumes about his hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts.


Judith Lucey

Judy Lucey joined the staff in 2003. She received a B.S. in Education from Northeastern University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. Her genealogical interests include Irish genealogy, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland,19th- and 20th-century genealogy, beginning genealogy, Italian research, and the history of Cambridge and Somerville, Massachusetts. A native of the Boston area, she currently resides in Somerville.


Register online - Registration is now closed.

Single registration, $3,200 

(Includes 7 nights' hotel accommodations in a single room, one lunch, two dinners, lectures, consultations, orientations, and transportation to Shelburne County) 


Double registration, $2,800 per person 

(Includes 7 nights' hotel accommodations in a shared room, one lunch, two dinners, lectures, consultations, orientations, and transportation to Shelburne County) 


Double registration with Guest, $3,450 total for two people, including one researcher and one non-researching guest 

(Includes 7 nights' hotel accommodations in a single room, one lunch, two dinners, and transportation to Shelburne County for both participants. Lectures, consultations, orientations, for researcher only.) 


Registration does not include:


Ground transportation other than that listed above

Meals other than those listed above

Travel insurance

Any other fees or costs associated with the trip 


Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received before May 16, 2014, will be subject to a $300 per person cancellation fee. No refund is possible after this date. Fees are based on group participation.There is no refund for services or portions of the tour not taken, or for participants who do not complete the tour.


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