Column: Accidents and Incidents on Canadian Railways

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) Title: Accidents and Incidents on Canadian Railways Snippet: When I was young, I spent a lot of time exploring the woods. By the time I was…

Column: Maritime Nursing Sisters of the Great War

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) Title: Maritime Nursing Sisters of the Great War Snippet: Canadian nursing sisters first saw action in 1885 when the government sent them to Saskatchewan to support…

Column: Presentation is Everything

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) Title: Presentation is Everything Snippet: When my kids were small, we’d have tea parties in the winter to break up the long days. We’d put a…

Column: Canada’s First Overseas Military Operation: Nile Expedition

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) Title: Canada’s First Overseas Military Operation: Nile Expedition Snippet: I went to school at a time when Canada wasn’t proud of their wars. I didn’t learn…

Column: Sometimes Everything is Too Much

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) Title: Sometimes Everything is Too Much Snippet: Digital databases have made searching with a keyword to find genealogy information easier and faster. Index cards of the…

Column: How Do You Spell Katherine?

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) Title: How Do You Spell Katherine? Snippet: I’m a stickler for spelling words correctly. I cringe when I find an error in my writing, whether it…

Column: Decrypting Old Handwriting

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) Title: Decrypting Old Handwriting Snippet: As I stared at the scribbling in a census record on the computer screen, my young son stopped and looked over…