Column: Family History Knowledge Creates Stronger Families

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: Family History Knowledge Creates Stronger Families

Snippet: My family routinely shared stories of our past while I was growing up. As a kid I believed other families did the same. Children often feel every family does what their relatives do because their experiences are limited to a small part of the world. This is less likely today since children are more often exposed to different life styles on television and while travelling, but back when I was kid—with two black and white channels and only the neighbourhood to explore—life outside my little circle was practically unknown.

Living in this cocoon prevented me from learning about other life styles and protected me from the larger world, but the real benefit of my life was that I knew a great deal about my family. Not only did we have daily sit-down meals together, we often interacted outside the home.

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

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