Roots to the Past on Patreon

Life is always changing, faster now it seems since technology is setting the pace. At one time, Roots to the Past appeared in 13 newspapers across Atlantic Canada. In its hay days, it appeared in – to name a few – The Western Star (Corner Brook, NL), Journal-Pioneer (Summerside, PEI), The Daily News (Halifax, NS)…

Column: Celebrating 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: Celebrating Canada Snippet: Unless you’re living under the proverbial rock or disconnected from all social activities, including social media, you know we are celebrating the…

Locating Information on Our Poor Ancestors

Poor Law Union Immigrants To Canada by Lorine McGinnis Schulze I’ve been following Lorine’s blog for several years. She has an extensive resource on all things genealogy. If you’ve never visited her Olive Tree Genealogy site before, you should. Here’s what Lorine writes about poor law unions… Poor law unions were collections or groups of…

What is a GEDCOM?

The following column appeared in print on April 9, 1916. What is a GEDCOM? Diane Lynn Tibert McGyver Not long after I ventured onto the Internet, I stumbled upon my first GEDCOM. At first glance, I didn’t know what it was. All I knew was it had a connection to genealogy, but I didn’t take…

Column: Terrence Michael Punch: The Last Farewell

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: Terrence Michael Punch: The Last Farewell Snippet: More years ago than I can remember, I heard a voice come over the radio talking about genealogy.…

Column: Organising Genealogy Files on the Computer

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: Organising Genealogy Files on the Computer Snippet: This year marks the 20th anniversary since I started using computers. This doesn’t include calculators or my sister’s…