FREE Online Genealogy Course

About the Course: This free online course will help you develop an understanding of basic genealogy techniques and how to communicate your family history. We will consider how to effectively find and analyse sources and explore the potential of DNA testing as applied to genealogy. We’ll help you add historical context to your family history and…

East Hants Historical Society Meeting

The East Hants Historical Society meets Tuesday November 8 at 7:30 pm at the West Gore Disciple Church, 1000 Highway 202, Kennetcook, NS. Program: “Memoirs of a Veteran” with Second World War veteran Ken Isles of Mt. Uniacke. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided, including a sample of war cake. To learn more about…

Column: Unlocking the Mystery with DNA

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: Unlocking the Mystery with DNA Snippet: The results of my sibling’s DNA test arrived this week. Anxious to see what secrets it may unlock, I…

Column: Old Directories are an Excellent Source of Information

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: Old Directories are an Excellent Source of Information Snippet: One of my best genealogical finds was the 1975 telephone book for Halifax and Dartmouth, NS.…

Column: Researching Aboriginal Ancestors

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: Researching Aboriginal Ancestors Snippet: I’ve been asked many times over the years about researching an ancestor who was aboriginal. Often times, the person didn’t know…

Column: Search Irish Vital Records for FREE

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: Search Irish Vital Records for FREE Snippet: No one really knows when the first Irish immigrant arrived in Canada. It was probably in the 1700s,…