Column: Call for Papers for Settlement of the West

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: Call for Papers for Settlement of the West Snippet: The other night at our writers’ meeting, one of the writers read a story he had…

Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files – Update of February 2016

Originally posted on Library and Archives Canada Blog:
As of today, 254,296 of 640,000 files are available online via our Soldiers of the First World War: 1914–1918 database. Please visit the Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files page for more details on the digitization project. Library and Archives Canada is digitizing the service…

DNA Rewrites MacNeil History

Macneil clan shocked as DNA checks force rewrite of history For centuries the MacNeil clan based on the Hebridean island of Barra have proudly claimed to be descendants of Ireland’s “greatest” King, Niall of the Nine Hostages. But a check on hundreds of modern day MacNeils has revealed their roots actually lie with the Vikings…