Friday, January 9, 2015

National Genealogy Conference in Canada

A travel agency from Guelph, Ontario is where you will register if you want to go to the National Genealogy Conference in Canada at Historic Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 17 - 19, 2015.

The registration fee of $895.00 (Canadian Funds) per person includes the following -
  • All taxes
  • Full conference program with exceptional genealogy keynote and workshop speakers
  • All food and beverage within the conference schedule
  • The opportunity to submit personal information to have The Scotiabank Family History Centre research immigration information for your family prior to arriving at the conference.
  • Guided tour plus additional on-own time at the Canadian Museum of  Immigration at Pier 21, immigration portal of Canada from 1928 - 1971
  • A professionally guided tour of Halifax, including a visit to the Titanic Graveyard. Experts will be on hand to enhance your experience. Following the tour will be dinner at the Five Fishermen Restaurant, housed in a historic building with ties to the Titanic story.
  • Networking opportunities and information sharing with genealogy enthusiasts from near and far.
Of course, your registration fee does not include the airfare to Halifax, or accommodation.

I am interested to know if any of my readers are going. What is your opinion on the cost of the conference? Is this a reasonable price to pay for a genealogical conference in Canada?

To register, go to

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Don said...

I just did a quick comparison: Halifax vs Salt Lake City. Conference plus flight and hotel for Halifax: $1399
FGS Conference PLUS Rootstech ($198) plus flight and hotel: $1630 US

I would pay the extra bit for 2 conferences, plus access to the Salt Lake City library.

$895 is a ridiculous fee even if I lived in Halifax, I couldn't justify it.

Anonymous said...

The conference sounds interesting - but really expensive, especially considering visitors can go to Pier 21 and the Titanic site for very little money. Even if I had ancestors connected to that part of the country or the Titanic (which I don't), it would be more than I could afford.