Routes to your Roots

Did you know that it’s estimated that as many as 25 million people in North America can trace their roots to Nova Scotia? There are so many fantastic links on the new Nova Scotia Tourism Website, but one I have just discovered and have been having fun with is the link to search out your family roots: You just type in your family name, and it will show you where your ancestors may have lived.  According to the Department of Tourism, the new website is a combination trip planner and genealogical research tool, designed to allow roots travelers to collect specific facts about their families along with practical travel information such as accommodations, attractions, and dining before they set out. The core of the site is a database containing 50,000 surnames going back 200 years or more, a million birth, death, and marriage records, and information on 27,000 locations.

We have found over the years that many of our guests have been searching their roots during this visit.  I encourage anyone with an interest in genealogy to explore this fun tool!