Column: Finding Ancestors Who Were Aliens

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: Finding Ancestors Who Were Aliens Snippet: Before 1940, it was easier for residents of Canada and the United States to cross the border, and work…

Column: Finding an Ancestor’s Occupation

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: Finding an Ancestor’s Occupation Snippet: My children are entering the work world as they take on part time jobs in high school and college. The jobs they…

Cooking Up Recipes Created by Our 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: Cooking Up Recipes Created by Our Ancestors Snippet: Baking is not strictly a winter activity, but I do tend to bake more often during the…

Column: Catholic Irish and Protestant Irish in Canada

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: Catholic Irish and Protestant Irish in Canada Snippet: I haven’t studied any religion in depth. I’m more of a browser, reading bits and pieces of…

Column: What was the Imperial War Service Gratuity?

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: What was the Imperial War Service Gratuity? Snippet: An ancestor’s experience is often lost to history. The release of new records by Library and Archives…

Column: New and Improved Personnel Records of the First World 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: The New and Improved Personnel Records of the First World War Snippet: For almost twenty years, I’ve been researching veterans. It started with my father,…