Young and savvy bloggers find genealogy heaven in Canada

“Doing genealogy for Halifax, Nova Scotia has been like a frolic through a genealogical sunny meadow.”

That is the opening line in the Young & Savvy Genealogists blog post, Sweet Spots: Halifax, Nova Scotia. I had to keep reading. Two sentences later: “Quite frankly, when I die and go to genealogy heaven, it’s gonna look like Canada.”

The Young & Savvy Genealogists blog is managed by two women in their early 20s, Heather Collins from the US and Caitlin Gow from Australia. Their posts are well written, educational, entertaining, and sassy. Many of the posts contain fun, little video clips that are a hoot and designed to attract the young — and even the not so young.

According to Ms. Collins and Ms. Gow, “Young genealogists are anyone under the age of thirty who find dead people to be much better company than the living.” These women want to connect with young genealogists around the world, and I hope they do. They also want other young people to contribute articles.

So, why was Ms. Collins so excited about Halifax and Canada? She loves the websites of Library and Archives Canada and the Nova Scotia Archives and she was impressed with the excellent service she received at the Halifax Public Library.

This is a blog I intend to follow. My only complaint, and it is a small one, is that they only post once or twice a month. That is far too long for this reader to wait, eh?

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About Gail Dever

Gail Dever is a Montreal-based genealogist and blogger and a webmaster for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
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