Column: The Thrill of the Genealogical Hunt

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)

The Thrill of the Genealogical Hunt

Snippet: As we wind down 2015, it’s a good time to look to the future. What new discoveries will we make, and, in this every-changing world, how will we preserve our research? The answer to the second question isn’t the same for everyone.

Many individuals will make copies in one form or another to share with family members. This method is limited by the number of copies created and by the number of individuals who receive them. Time can be cruel to books. Although many have survived a century or more, they all don’t. It depends on how much society values the information it contains. If it is held in high regard, organisations will keep it safe.

At this time, the general consensus is that everyone should put their research online. That means posting your data and images to a website of your making or to one that archives family trees.

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

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