The Connection of Stone and Graves

The following column appeared in print on February 27, 2016. The Connection of Stone and Graves Diane Lynn Tibert I can’t recall the first time I visited a grave. It was long before I became interested in genealogy. But even then, I knew—from movies, books and photographs—most graves were marked with headstones. Many resting places…

A Glimpse at a New Type of Search Engine

The following column appeared in print on January 21, 2017. A Glimpse at a New Type of Search Engine Diane Lynn Tibert When my sister told me a friend of the family had passed away, I searched for her obituary online. The woman had been born in Newfoundland but had lived many years in the…

Update on RootsWeb Mailing Lists

On February 26th, I reported RootsWeb Down for Maintenance. The entire site became inaccessible on February 25th. Today I learned a date has been set–March 15th–for its return. Here is what is now posted on RootsWeb’s home page. We’re currently experiencing a temporary website outage due to Rootsweb hardware failure. Rest assured, our development and web…

RootsWeb Down for Maintenance

There have been small problems on the RootsWeb mailing lists this week. As administrator of two lists, I have tried to fix them on my end only to find out there are bigger issues a foot. Yesterday, I couldn’t log into the mailing list. Others were writing to say they weren’t receiving messages they sent…

Guysborough County Community History Website

The Guysborough County Community Access Centre (GCCANS) is a community-based program that “aims to provide local citizens with free access to wireless Internet and technical skills required to use it effectively”. One of the projects completed over the years at the C@P sites was the gathering and assembly of community history in six sites: Goshen,…

Nova Scotia Cemeteries Website

Cynthia Simpson of Halifax is creator of Nova Scotia Cemeteries, a website that shares information (both in words and pictures) about the cemeteries of Nova Scotia. On her about page, she writes, “I am a historical researcher with a Master’s Degree in Atlantic Canada Studies from St. Mary’s University, Halifax.  Coupled with my academic background…