Column: Celebrating and Sharing a Rich 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: Celebrating and Sharing a Rich History

Snippet: Provincial and international borders haven’t always divided the eastern seaboard of North America. At one time people roamed freely, following the weather, the food and the landscape. They had crossed the land bridge into this continent and made their way to what is now known as Atlantic Canada. The first settlers arrived about 11,000 years ago in a place they would come to call Mi’kma’ki. It included present day Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and lands skirting these provinces.

The people of Mi’kma’ki called themselves Mi’kmaq. For thousands of years they knew this territory as their homeland. They have a rich history that continues to be uncovered today as archaeologists and genealogists unearth facts that once lay hidden. Still, it can be a difficult task for researchers to uncover records for Mi’kmaq family members.

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


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