This conference is the culmination of a yearlong project to encourage seniors and youth in our community to form partnerships where they research family history (the senior’s, the youth’s or another family history) and document their findings. The SSGS provides assistance to these inter-generational partnerships through our genealogical society’s holdings and volunteer advisors (the majority of whom are seniors or soon-to-be seniors). Because Lunenburg County is largely rural and because many seniors may have mobility challenges, our volunteer advisors have not only consulted from our offices, by phone and by computer, but have visited the seniors if this was preferred. We have, and continue to, visited seniors associations and seniors housing facilities. Each partnership will submit their findings to our society and these projects will be celebrated for their merits. Thus far we have over 55 project teams; some of which are one-on-one partnerships, but others are several youth working with several seniors.
The conference will celebrate the projects created by youth and seniors in the Inter-Generational Project. The conference will be open to the public and will include all inter-generational teams’ projects being on display as well as having several noted family history speakers discussing topics of interest.
The conference is scheduled for 1 and 2 June 2012 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. We will have an afternoon session on Friday afternoon, a fund-raiser music and storytelling on Friday evening and on Saturday project displays will be shown concurrently with speakers.
The conference will be held at the Lunenburg Community Centre, Green Street and Victoria Road, Lunenburg, NS.