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: Grandmother’s Lost Knowledge Uncovered
Snippet: For decades I’ve been quizzing family members for genealogical information. They were questions like: Did any Appleby relatives in Newfoundland relocate to New Brunswick? Do you know if the Tipert family in New Germany is related to the Tibert family in Liscomb Mills?
I’ve asked other types of questions, too; they’re still important but not the usual ones found on genealogy charts. What colour was nanny’s hair? How tall was she? Did your grandfather wear glasses?
All this eventually led to yeast. As a bread-maker in training, I wanted to know how bread was made and stored a hundred years ago. My mother, who was born in the 1920s, has made countless loaves in her lifetime and clearly remembers her own mother rising early and setting bread.
. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.