Column: Terrence Michael Punch: The Last Farewell

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: Terrence Michael Punch: The Last Farewell Snippet: More years ago than I can remember, I heard a voice come over the radio talking about genealogy.…

The Song of the Family Tree

The following column originally appeared in print on September 26, 2015 The Song of the Family Tree by Diane Lynn Tibert McGyver My children and I attended a large music event a few weeks ago. We had such a great time and met so many wonderful artists that we are still talking about it and giggling…

Column: Organising Genealogy Files on the Computer

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: Organising Genealogy Files on the Computer Snippet: This year marks the 20th anniversary since I started using computers. This doesn’t include calculators or my sister’s…

Genealogy for Beginners – Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library

This notice just came across my desk. Genealogy for Beginners Interested in researching your roots? Let us give you guidance on how to start your family tree or solve a puzzling mystery. Pre-register by calling 902-899-2227 Where: Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library When: Thursday April 20, 2017 from 3:00 am to 4:00 pm.  

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…