No ordinary teacher: A remembrance of Terry Punch

Originally posted on Acadiensis:
By John Macleod Known throughout the Maritimes and beyond as a genealogist Terry Punch, in writing his obituary, characterised himself as “a retired educator … active in historical and genealogical circles.” A victim of cancer, he died on April 11, 2017, three months and four days after his 80th birthday. Terry…

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…