The following notice arrived in my inbox:
A Future Role for Genealogy Societies in Attracting Ancestral Tourists to their Communities
Ancestral Tourism refers to travel to a particular place wholly or partly motivated by the need to reconnect with one’s ancestors or roots. It can take people on a truly personal journey, which is memorable, emotional and creates lasting, bonding relationships. As a result of our rich and diverse cultural heritage, Ancestral Tourism has the potential to play a significant role in the Nova Scotia economy, especially in rural areas.
Charlie Guy, founding member of the Foreign Protestants Study Centre, will be our guest speaker on October 8th, 2015, discussing “A Future Role for Genealogy Societies in Attracting Ancestral Tourists to their Communities”.
Hosted by Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS).
Charlie has been instrumental in the development of a Foreign Protestants Study Centre to assist in promoting additional International Ancestral, Cultural, and Heritage Tourism to Lunenburg and the all of the Nova Scotia’s South Shore as a part of Canada’s upcoming 150 Anniversary in
2017 of its Confederation. This digital project will assemble rich and historically accurate digital content highlighting the importance of the Foreign Protestants to the development not only of the South Shore, but also to Nova Scotia, Canada, and all of North America.
All GANS lectures are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more about GANS, visit their website: http://www.novascotiaancestors.ca