Column: The Men of the Mines

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Westville Miners' Memorial

Westville Miners' Memorial, Pictou County, NS

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Wednesday: Journal-Pioneer (Summerside)

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: The Men of the Mines

Snippet: Coal has played an intricate part in our lives for centuries. It has put food on the table, a roof over heads and victims in the ground. A database created to capture the history of the industry in the United Kingdom contains a wealth of information for anyone with ancestors who may have been involved.

The Coalmining History Resource Centre contains the UK’s “largest and most comprehensive website concerning the history of coalmining – including a searchable database of over 164,000 recorded accidents and deaths.”

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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