SMU Masters Student Looking For Input on Heritage, Ancestry

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2019 12:19 PM

Residents of Shelburne County and Argyle are encouraged to take a survey on heritage in the region.

Lori Churchill is a Master of Arts student in Atlantic Canada Studies at Saint Mary's University.

She explains what she's looking for from participants.

"I'm trying to get a sense of their ancestry, something about their interest in local heritage and their knowledge of heritage sites in their area, their thoughts and feelings on heritage and any involvement they have had in protecting local heritage sites."

Churchill says one benefit of the study will be to better understand the factors contributing to a community’s efforts to protect its heritage sites.  

The survey takes about 15 minutes and is open to anyone over the age of 18.

It is available until April 30th and a link can be found here.

Results of the research are expected to be available in the fall and will be shared through presentations in the local community.

The survey is part of a Saint Mary's University graduate research project.

NOTE: This survey is directed at permanent (current and former) and seasonal residents of the Municipality of the District of Barrington, Municipality of the District of Shelburne, Municipality of the District of Argyle, Town of Clark's Harbour, Town of Lockeport and Town of Shelburne.

Reported by: Nick Yorston
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