Welcome to Roots to the Past, home of the genealogy column by the same name and the genealogical ramblings of a proud Atlantic Canadian.
I’m still in the building stage, but there’s several items already online that may interest genealogy researchers.
The page titles listed above include:
Book Index (On Project Page): Lists books I’ve indexed. Currently there are two online.
Column: Lists the newspapers which publish my Roots to the Past column and the dates it appears in each.
Genealogy News: This is the front page for my genealogy blog. It contains snippets (usually the first few paragraphs) of blogs posted over the past few weeks. To read more of a particular blog, click the ‘read more’ link. You can subscribe to this blog by entering your email address in the box to the right under ‘Follow this Blog’. I blog at least twice a week, sometimes more. Comments are always welcomed.
McDonald: This is my one-name study. The name I’m studying is William McDonald (MacDonald). I use Mc because until around 1910, the family name was spelt without the A between the M and C. Almost all the spellings for every family I’ve encountered in Nova Scotia spelt it this way. On this one-name-study page, I will listed every William McDonald I’ve encountered. To date (January 20, 2011), I have only 31 names. Eventually, I’m going to sort the Williams into birth groups. In other words, those born between 1850 and 1900 will be on one page and those born between 1800 and 1850 will be on another. It will make it easier for everyone to see if their William McDonald is in the list.
If you have links to a McDonald family in Nova Scotia, you may be interested in joing the MacDonald Nova Scotia mailing list. To learn more, visit the blog I wrote about it.
The links on the right of every page are more direct when it comes to pages. The books indexed are right there, so you don’t have to visit the link above to see the list. Also, I’ve created a Category section. These links take you to a list of blogs written about that subject. When I blog about something specific to the McDonald name, you’ll find it under there.
Please, visit again soon to see what I have in store. Better yet, enter your email address in the box on the right and follow me on my journey. You’ll receive an email message when new posts are added.
Thanks for visiting.
Diane Lynn Tibert, author of Roots to the Past genealogy column.