The Big Newfoundland Book

The following Roots to the Past column was written and published in March 2011. The big brown box almost filled our mailbox. At first, I didn’t know what it was, but when I saw the Chapters’ logo on the side, I realised it was the books I had ordered last week. But why was the…

Mrs. Beeton’s Household Management

When my mother churned cream into butter in the 1930s, she didn’t refer to a cookbook to see how it was done. The recipe had been taught to her by her mother who had gained the knowledge from her mother. Whether the directions were ever written down for it, and dozens of other basic foods…

Column: Publishing Your Family History Has Never Been This Easy

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook) Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Title: Publishing Your Family History Has Never Been This…