2011 Genealogy Conference

Genealogy Conference August 19-21, 2011
Heartz Hall, Trinity St. Stephen’s United Church
Ratchford Street, Amherst, Nova Scotia

Topics included:

  • Do’s and Don’ts of Genealogy Research
  • The Accommodation and Care of the Poor and Harmless Insane in Nova Scotia, 1758-1958
  • Research New Englanders – Useful for those who are descended from Planters and Loyalists
  • Chignecto Covenanters & Rev. Alexander Clarke
  • Acadia University’s Baptist Archives Resources
  • The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1920, The Nova Scotia experience
  • Finding and Using Records pre-1864
  • The Problem of Names in Highland Scots research
  • Chignecto Ship Railway
  • New England Soldiers who fought in the Maritimes during the French & Indian Wars

Guest Speakers

  • George F. Sanborn Jr. – Charlottetown PEI
  • David Allan Lambert – Boston MA
  • Dr. Allan Marble – Halifax NS
  • Rev. Eldon Hay – Sackville NB
  • Pat Townsend – Wolfville NS
  • Janice Fralic-Brown – Halifax NS
  • Gwen King – Lorneville NS
  • John McKay – Amherst NS

Bus Tours were offered on Sunday to Fundy Shore and Northumberland Shore area.

Sponsored by the Cumberland County Genealogical Society
16 Church Street, Amherst NS
and the Municipality of the County of Cumberland