Column: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County)

Title: Column: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Snippet: While leaving a community event, a friend and I stopped to read a plague dedicated to the men and women who served in the First and Second World Wars. She pointed out a name that had made both lists—a soldier who had served in both wars—and noted that his surname was the same as her maiden name.

I asked if she knew of him. She didn’t. At home, I searched for his history. The first place I looked was the Soldiers of the First World War website.

I found only a few people with this name and located the correct man by checking all the files to learn where the soldiers were born and where they lived when they enlisted. There was only one living in the appropriate province.

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

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