Column: The Down Survey of Ireland

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 Down Survey of Ireland Ireland has seen drastic changes over the centuries, and its people have suffered great hardships. The many who arrived in Canada…

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…

Column: Potato Famine: The Dangers of Planting a Single Crop

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook) Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Title: Potato Famine: The Dangers of Planting a Single…

Column: Irish Lives Remembered

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook) Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Title: Irish Lives Remembered Snippet: Estimates reveal that up…

A Forgotten Threat to Our Dominion

We are the Fenian Brotherhood, skilled in the arts of war, And we’re going to fight for Ireland, the land we adore, Many battles we have won, along with the boys in blue, And we’ll go and capture Canada, for we’ve nothing else to do. ~ Fenian soldier’s song I first learnt of the Fenian…

Column: The Shamrock and the Maple Leaf

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin Wednesday: Journal-Pioneer (Summerside – Census Returns for Ireland) Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook) Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Title:…