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Interview on Mutsumi's Book Club

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Family History Book Available

Nine of us have compiled family stories about our ancestors into a new book called Beads in a Necklace.

It's also on sale for $20 in Montreal at:

  • Livres Presque 9/Nearly New Books, 5885 Sherbrooke O; Montreal, Quebec H4A 1X6, (514) 482-7323,
  • Coles, 366 Avenue Dorval, Dorval, QC H9S 3H8;
  • Clio, Plaza Point-Claire, 215 N. St. Jean, Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 3J1
  • May’s Studio, 459 Main Road, Hudson, Quebec.

Genealogy Stories on the Arialview blog

Three sisters: three flu pandemics
As we go through the current pandemic, I wondered how my ancestors coped with similar pandemics. After all, including this[...]
Lancaster Days in Gransden Lodge
Recently, as I read the history of the WWII era on the webpage of the Cambridge Gliding Centre, which operates[...]
Visit Picton for insight into military ancestors from WWII
Imagine turning a corner and seeing rows upon rows of green painted wooden buildings as far as the eye can[...]
Kitty Freeman: WWII Heroine and Food Research Pioneer
Kitty Freeman: WWII Heroine and Food Research Pioneer This week, we commemorate the public service contributions of trained dietitian and[...]
Original Arial Family of Western Canada
They sat and stood calmly for the formal portrait. No one smiled. An accompanying photocopy with names scrawled on each[...]
Charlotte and Arthur’s War-Time Wedding
I never asked my great granny Charlotte about her wedding, but the records I’ve found hint at lots of intrigue.[...]
La Cadie before Evangeline
Ten generations before I was born, and for at least three generations before that, my French-speaking ancestors settled in Port[...]
Discovering Scottish and Irish Roots
My former red hair often had people asking where in Scotland I’m from. For years, I knew of no Scottish[...]
What does researching our ancestors tell us?
The first ancestor I chose to research in detail lived in Quebec City two centuries ago. Her birth took place[...]
Getting Quotes from Attestation Papers
Attestation papers include declarations or oaths military recruits said out loud Fourteen days after Canada declared War on Italy and the[...]

History Stories on the Arialview Blog

John Buchan: Author, Pacifist, Canadian
People often wonder why no one tried to stop Hitler before 1939. One answer is the influence of pacifists, including[...]
Three falls from the sky
The old Edmonton newspaper clipping doesn’t include a clear date, but was written sometime well after January 1942 and prior[...]
Farewell Sergeant Himphen
I have been searching for any information about my dad Sergeant Richard Charles Himphen since I was a very little[...]
Which family members lived during World War II?
According to my genealogy software, there are 66 people in my current family tree who were alive when Canada declared[...]
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