Column: This Day in History

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: This Day in History

Snippet: Our family trees are riddled with life changing events—births, migrations, marriages—but have you ever wondered about the cause of some of these occasions? We have no way of asking those who have long passed on, but we can speculate.

Often times, the number of births in a country increased due to specific events. The baby boomer generation is a great example of this. Many cultures held marriages during certain times of the year or during specific festivals. Larger than normal deaths occurred when countries went to war, when Mother Nature delivered too much of a weather challenge or plagues crossed borders and oceans.

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

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