Column: Recording Memories Before They’re Gone

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)

TitleColumn: Recording Memories Before They’re Gone

Snippet: The Internet gives us many things, including access to information and communication. Yet, it takes away things from our lives we might not realise such as social interaction in real life and time. Many of us realise these problems and take steps to correct them if need be.

One specific thing the Internet gives us is global awareness, but this is at the expense of losing moments in history in our own communities.

People can generally discuss what is popular out there in the big world. We read about tornadoes and volcanoes erupting, the latest news on what’s happening in Hollywood and what’s trending on Facebook. But do we know what is happening on our street or just around the corner? And will it make enough impact that we will remember it and share its story with future generations.

This topic was brought up while talking to my local librarian. The library had initiated a project that recorded our community’s history as seen through the eyes of parents and grandparents.

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

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