Column: Take Advantage of the Off-season

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: Take Advantage of the Off-season

Snippet: September is a month of new beginnings. Students are heading back to classrooms, and adults are signing up for courses in whatever topics interest them. Continuing education night courses and general hobby courses often start in September too. This is the month when many assess their lives, evaluate their futures and wonder how they can enrich their lives with knowledge and experience.

For many, including myself, September feels more like the beginning of a new year than January 1st. This is the month when I think about what I’ll do in the next ten months. What will I learn? How will I be changed by my experiences after the coming winter?

Just a few years ago, opportunities for learning were reserved for those who could get to where courses were being taught. Nowadays, we can sign up to ‘attend’ courses thousands of miles away, as long as we have an Internet connection. Online courses on just about every subject imaginable are offered, including genealogy.

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

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