Column: The Song of the Family Tree

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: The Song of the Family Tree

Snippet: My children and I attended a large music event a few weeks ago. We had such a great time and met so many wonderful artists that we are still talking about it and giggling at some of the funny moments. I know as time passes, the number of occasions we speak of this once-in-a-life-time event will decrease, and eventually we’ll mention it only once or twice a year.

That’s life for many of us; time passes and occasionally these moments fade from memory to be forgotten as the decades pass. As genealogists though, we have the ability to record special events to share with our descendants to give them a better idea of who we were and how we lived.

For some, music might not register in their family profiles, but my family lives and breathes music. I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t a radio on in the kitchen, camp or truck. My parents reached for the dial to turn it on first thing in the morning and it didn’t go off until the lights went out at night. Sometimes they stayed up late and listened to the real old music from the 1940s and 50s.

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


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