Column: The Stories of Our Lives

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

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: The Stories of Our Lives

Snippet: “Dates, places and lists of names don’t mean anything to me,” said a friend recently. “It’s why I’ve never had an interest in history class. We had to memorise the raw facts. That was boring. I liked the stories instead without the facts getting in the way.”

“You can do a family tree that way, too—through story instead of raw facts,” I said. “You should still record the facts somewhere, but you can focus on family stories if you want.” I include family stories in my genealogy. They make the people real; it brings them to life though they may have passed on decades ago.

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

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