The Connection of Stone and Graves

The following column appeared in print on February 27, 2016. The Connection of Stone and Graves Diane Lynn Tibert I can’t recall the first time I visited a grave. It was long before I became interested in genealogy. But even then, I knew—from movies, books and photographs—most graves were marked with headstones. Many resting places…

East Hants Historical Society Meeting

This announcement just came across my desk. The East Hants Historical Society meets Tuesday June 14 at 7:30 pm at the East Core Community Centre, corner of Route 202 and Barr Settlement Road, Hants County, NS. Program: “Remember Me as You Pass By” with Deborah Trask, cemeteries expert as presenter. All are welcome. Refreshments will be…

Column: Canadian Gravemarker Gallery Creator Retires

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: Canadian Gravemarker Gallery Creator Retires Snippet: Thirty years ago when I began researching my family tree, I dreamt of finding many things: elusive ancestors, legible…

Column: The Connection of Stone and Graves

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 Connection of Stone and Graves Snippet: I can’t recall the first time I visited a grave. It was long before I became interested in…

Nova Scotia Cemeteries Website

Cynthia Simpson of Halifax is creator of Nova Scotia Cemeteries, a website that shares information (both in words and pictures) about the cemeteries of Nova Scotia. On her about page, she writes, “I am a historical researcher with a Master’s Degree in Atlantic Canada Studies from St. Mary’s University, Halifax.  Coupled with my academic background…

Column: Cemeteries Preserved Online

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook) Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Title: Cemeteries Preserved Online Snippet: It’s raining outside. It’s…