Column: Science Creates Problems for Future Genealogists

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: Science Creates Problems for Future Genealogists Snippet: I’m old enough to remember when life was simple. There are many people older than I am who…

Column: One Man, Two Obituaries, Three Sides of the Story

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: One Man, Two Obituaries, Three Sides of the Story Snippet: A recent event reminded me of an important fact to keep in mind: everything in…

Column: Home

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: Home Snippet: Often the place first loved is our first home. The mere mention of the word home can incite warm feelings. Time and distance…

Column: Remembering Post Office Veterans Who Served in 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: Remembering Post Office Veterans Who Served in First World War Snippet: On August 4, 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany. This meant Canada was…

Column: Online Genealogy Calculators

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: Online Genealogy Calculators Snippet: Although I’ve been out of school for three decades and can do mental math, I still own a calculator (a real,…

Column: Using Inappropriate Words in Search Engines

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: Using Inappropriate Words in Search Engines Snippet: The thought process of record keepers years ago sometimes baffles me. The simplest question can be completed incorrectly.…

Column: The Flaws in Government Records

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 Flaws in Government Records Snippet: As genealogists, we look to official government records as a source for facts. We have come to depend on…