Column: Last Words May Hold Genealogical Clues

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: Last Words May Hold Genealogical Clues

Snippet: It’s just a piece of paper, but it can give family and friends what they deserve or take away everything in which they thought they were entitled. Some people don’t bother with the document, but many make at least one in their lifetime while others create new ones on a whim or after a major life change.

Laws regarding last wills and testaments have changed over the centuries, but their purposes remain the same. Regardless of the changes, vital genealogical information—family names and relationships—can be gleaned from these documents.

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


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