Unmasking the Man in Red

This Roots to the Past column appeared in newspapers on December 16th and 20th, 2017 Unmasking the Man in Red Diane Lynn Tibert McGyver Have you ever believed something your entire life until one day you hear information that cracks that belief? It’s like believing in Santa Clause until you’re eight and then your best…

Column: The Possible Origin of Halloween

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) Column: The Possible Origin of Halloween The only thing I knew about Halloween as a child in the 70s was I could dress up and gather…

Traditional Family Recipes

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: Traditional Family Recipes Snippet: I was raised by what some would call ‘old-fashioned’ parents. They were born in the 1920s to parents who were born…

Column: Casualties and History of the Boer War

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: Casualties and History of the Boer War Snippet: Three hundred and sixty-four years ago, the Dutch East India Company established the first European settlement in…

Column: One Hundred Years Ago

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: One Hundred Years Ago Snippet: How many times have we heard, When I was growing up, there was no Internet or cell phones, or When…

Column: Email Virus Infecting Mailing Lists

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: Email Virus Infecting Mailing Lists Snippet: Viruses are nasty things. It seems there is no limit to the number that wants to corrupt our systems,…

Column: Effective Goal Making for 2016

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: Effective Goal Making for 2016 Snippet: The new year is here, and for many that means it’s time to set goals. Unfortunately by the time…