Column: Preserving Deteriorating Great War Records

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: Preserving Deteriorating Great War Records

Snippet: The Great War began one hundred years ago in 1914. For four long years Canadians enlisted or were drafted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) and served their country here at home and overseas. The attestation papers they signed upon enlistment and the documents that detailed their service during their military life are valuable records that should be preserved to the best of our abilities.

The many men and women who died, were wounded or returned changed people deserve this immortality. The current generation of Canadians are fortunate to have access to the many thousands of documents stored at Library and Archives Canada (LAC), and thanks to today’s technology and an innovative project, future generations will also get the opportunity.

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

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