Column: Capture a Source Image with Screenshot

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 (Lunenburg County)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Capture a Source Image with Screenshot

Snippet: The olden days were simpler in many ways. Yes, there were more labour-intense jobs, and many things had to be done from ‘scratch’ or by hand, but life was more straightforward. There was no need to learn a program to create a genealogy file, have a computer to complete a government form or press a number on the phone for service.

Citing sources for information in genealogy files was also basic because they were concrete sources. They never changed. They were of newspapers, books, microfilm and similar forms. A citation from these sources was as good thirty years later as it was the day it was discovered.

Technology and the method in which many now research their family trees have changed this. Sources can now be fluid, changing and disappearing altogether.

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


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