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,…

Canadiana Launches online Database of Aboriginal Soldiers

April has been a good month for genealogists researching their Canadian ancestors with several new or expanded online databases, and here is another one. The following is the release Canadiana.org issued yesterday. OTTAWA, ON, April 26, 2016 — The World Wars Aboriginal Veterans Portal (WWAVP), the largest and most comprehensive source of data about aboriginal…

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.…

Guysborough County Community History Website

The Guysborough County Community Access Centre (GCCANS) is a community-based program that “aims to provide local citizens with free access to wireless Internet and technical skills required to use it effectively”. One of the projects completed over the years at the C@P sites was the gathering and assembly of community history in six sites: Goshen,…