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…

Recipes from Wartime

The following column appeared in print in June, 2016. Recipes from War Time Diane Lynn Tibert Food. We all need it; some of us crave it. Every culture has their favourite dishes, and our ancestors brought theirs from their homeland. The recipes changed to adapt to the new land, but some of the basic foods…

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…

East Hants Historical Society Meeting

This announcement just came across my desk. The East Hants Historical Society meets Tuesday June 14 at 7:30 pm at the East Core Community Centre, corner of Route 202 and Barr Settlement Road, Hants County, NS. Program: “Remember Me as You Pass By” with Deborah Trask, cemeteries expert as presenter. All are welcome. Refreshments will be…

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…

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…