Column: What are your thoughts worth?

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: What are your thoughts worth?

Snippet: Depending on in which generation you were born, you can either identify an object and its purpose or have no clue what it is or how it’s used because it was either before your time or after it. After it indicating it came into fashion for the younger generation when you were too old to care about such a thing. For example I don’t care about cell phones, and although I know how to make a call, I don’t know how to tweet or text on them, store numbers or the many other things people do on them.

The older generation—my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles—know things that they assume is common knowledge for me. After growing up with older than normal parents and visiting many museums, I have a better understanding of how things worked in the past and the everyday things people identify with.

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


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