Column: Thirteen-week Genealogy Project

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Thirteen-week Genealogy Project

Snippet: For several decades, I have been told to enjoy life, grab it by the tail and live it, and don’t let opportunity pass by because there are no do-overs. You can’t return to five years ago—or five minutes ago—and undo what you’ve done. This fact holds true for almost everything in life.

And then there is genealogy. When many of us began on our genealogical journey, we had no idea what we were doing. We didn’t know we were supposed to be organised from the get go, and we didn’t see the importance of noting sources whether we discovered valuable information in it or not.

After many hours of research, however, we started realising we should have done this and we should have done that, but there was no going back. Well, unless it was a cemetery down the road; we could revisit it to obtain information missed the first time.

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

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