Column: Researching Canadians Who Served During War Time

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: Researching Canadians Who Served During War Time

Snippet: It’s that time of year when poppies bloom and our thoughts turn to family members who have served Canada in the military throughout the centuries. Although little can be found on the Internet for men and women who participated in conflicts in the past fifty years because of privacy laws, there is a growing number of websites and databases containing information on those who served beforehand.

The two hundred anniversary of the War of 1812 has sparked an interest in this war that helped shape Canada. This renewed awareness has increased a researcher’s ability to locate information on ancestors who may have fought in the war, their widows and children and the civilians who died.

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


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