When we stepped foot on land we were directed over to a shuttle bus that would bring us downtown. We had to wait for one that would allow us on with the stroller, as not all of them had room to accommodate it. It was a 5 minute ride to get to Halifax Seaport main area. This is where we were instructed to meet the bus to go back to our ship. In port today were the following: Brilliance, NCL Dawn, Regent Navigator, Grandeur of the Seas, and Aida Bella.
We started our morning by heading in to the Immigration Museum which is right at Pier 21. My husband was not interested in most of it. He isn’t big on history. So he stayed with my son in the side room that overlooked the water. They watched the Grandeur of the Seas pull in which I explored the museum. It was fairly small, but if you like history and immigration you’d enjoy it. I had to be honest and tell you that the main reason I went was to find information on my family. Which, as it turned out, would be researched elsewhere, not in the museum.
After walking through the Immigration Museum, I headed over to the small room just off to the side. It is sponsored by Scotia Bank and they will help you research ancestry. My father’s parents were born in Montreal, but their parents came from Northern Ireland and England. I wanted to find their information in the system. Much of what they had pulled up was not new information to me. Last year I spent hours upon hours researching my family history on ancestry.com I was able to get some new information on my grandfather’s parents coming over from Northern Ireland. I had them make me copies and I am going to send it off to my grandfather this coming week when I have a moment.