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: Maritime Nursing Sisters of the Great 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: Maritime Nursing Sisters of the Great War Snippet: Canadian nursing sisters first saw action in 1885 when the government sent them to Saskatchewan to support…

Column: What was the Imperial War Service Gratuity?

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: What was the Imperial War Service Gratuity? Snippet: An ancestor’s experience is often lost to history. The release of new records by Library and Archives…

Column: New and Improved Personnel Records of the First World 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: The New and Improved Personnel Records of the First World War Snippet: For almost twenty years, I’ve been researching veterans. It started with my father,…

Column: Remembering Post Office Veterans Who Served in First World 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: Remembering Post Office Veterans Who Served in First World War Snippet: On August 4, 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany. This meant Canada was…

Guysborough County CEF Enlistments – March 31, 1916

“For the past two years, I have been “tweeting” Guysborough County enlistments, in addition to events related to Nova Scotia’s First World War battalions, one hundred years to the day after their occurrence. The tweets are available on my Twitter feed @brucefmacdonald and also appear in a window to the right of this blog column.…