Welcome to Roots to the Past, home of the genealogy column by the same name and the genealogical ramblings of a proud Atlantic Canadian.
The page titles listed above include:
Blog: 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.
Census: A list of resources where census returns for Atlantic Canada can be found for free.
Column: Lists the newspapers which publish my Roots to the Past column and the dates it appears in each.
Links: A list of links that will aid in genealogical research with the focus on Atlantic Canada. This is a new page which will grow in the coming months.
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.
Municipality of St. Mary’s, Guysborough County Mailing list is open to everyone researching this area of Nova Scotia. To learn more about his list, visit New Genealogy Mailing List for Guysborough County.
Projects: This section contains projects I’m currently working on. They include research on veterans in and around Liscomb Mills, Guysborough County to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and Book Indexes. To date, two books have been indexed and added to this section.
1921 Census: Transcriptions of the 1921 Canada Census done by Diane Tibert. The areas include communities on the Eastern Shore between Harrigan Cove and Goldenville.
St Mary’s Municipality Mailing List: The Roots Web mailing list is for anyone interested in learning about the history of the Municipality of St. Mary’s which is located in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada. This history encompasses everything from history on the individual communities to the families who made it their home. Interested individuals can join the St. Mary’s Mailing List. I wrote a post about it here.
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Thanks for visiting.
Diane Lynn Tibert McGyver, author of Roots to the Past genealogy column.