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Scotiabank Family History Centre

The history of our families in Canada needs to be remembered … and the knowledgeable staff at the Scotiabank Family History Centre in Halifax can help make this happen.

Just as Pier 21 was the beginning of a new life for almost one million immigrants, the journey into your family history could also start here.

With personalized and individual assistance, our professional staff will trace your genealogy onsite. Immigration records, vital statistics, church and census records, books and regional histories are just some of the sources used by staff for this unique service offered by the Museum.

So many people have been impacted by time spent in this space, uncovering stories and unknown details about their families across the generations.

People like Canadian Playwright Hannah Moscovitch, who spent an emotional afternoon discovering how her family’s Canadian story began. In 1908, her Jewish Romanian grandparents escaped a Pogrom for a second chance in the new world.

Experienced researcher or just starting out, a visit to the Scotiabank Family History Centre at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will help you discover your family story.

Countless Journeys. One Canada.