Column: Twenty-five Years of Tree Growth

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: Twenty-five Years of Tree Growth

Snippet: Twenty-five years is a long time. In some cases, it’s a life time. That’s how long I’ve been researching my family tree. How I interpreted information in the past is different from how I view it now. I’ve grown. I’ve learned things. I made new, unexpected discoveries in my research, and the Internet opened up the world at my fingertips. Fate exposed carefully guarded secrets.

There was a time I believe my family tree was set in stone. I found the information, verified it by using a reliable source and thought it would remain unchanged. Oh, how naïve I was. My tree turned out to be always growing, always changing, as if a living, breathing entity.

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


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