The Passing of a Great Genealogist

Late last evening, I learned the news that Terry Punch had passed away. Punch was born in 1937 at Halifax, NS. In Eastern Canada, his was the first name many genealogists learned as they entered the hobby. He will be dearly missed in the community, yet his legacy will live on in the many people…

Maritime Nursing Sisters of the Great War

The following column appeared in print in March 11, 2017. Additional data has been added that would not fit into the published format. Maritime Nursing Sisters of the Great War Diane Lynn Tibert Canadian nursing sisters first saw action in 1885 when the government sent them to Saskatchewan to support soldiers fighting in the North-West…

Column: Using Provincial Vital 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: Using Provincial Vital Records Snippet: Vital records document life events. The events include births, marriages and deaths and in Canada, the records are created and…

East Hants Historical Society

This announcement came across my desk today. The East Hants Historical Society will meet Tuesday April 11 at 7:30 pm at St. Bridget’s Church, Shubenacadie, NS. The monthly meeting will take plus plus the program “Mi’kmaq Cultural Landscape Districts – Truth or Fiction” by Roger Lewis and Ronnie Knockwood. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. To learn…

More than 80,000 Genealogy Books to Search

The following column appeared in print on April 16, 2016 More than 80,000 Genealogy Books to Search Diane Lynn Tibert I love books, and one day I dream of a library with an extensive collection. But I have accepted the fact I can’t own every desired book. Not only would I not have the space,…

Column: Educated Genealogy Guesses

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: Educated Genealogy Guesses Snippet: Many times in my genealogy research, I’ve found myself not know how to find information on a particular person. This often…