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: 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…

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…

Canadiana Launches online Database of Aboriginal Soldiers

April has been a good month for genealogists researching their Canadian ancestors with several new or expanded online databases, and here is another one. The following is the release Canadiana.org issued yesterday. OTTAWA, ON, April 26, 2016 — The World Wars Aboriginal Veterans Portal (WWAVP), the largest and most comprehensive source of data about aboriginal…

First World War Veterans of Guysborough County: “Valcartier Boys”

The next installment of the Bruce MacDonald’s First World War Veterans of Guysborough County has been posted. “After more than four years researching and writing detailed accounts of First World War Guysborough County soldiers’ experiences, I have decided that it is time to take this blog in a new direction. Several reasons have prompted this…