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Genealogy Stories on the Arialview blog

What legacy stems from our Quebec pioneers?
Can someone leave a lasting legacy in less than 26 years? That's the first thing I thought about when I[...]
Marian Bulford’s Heritage Discoveries This week on the podcast, I interview Marian Bulford, a genealogist, researcher, indexer and writer. She describes what it's[...]
Are we responsible for ancestors’ mistakes?
Learning about the Acadians, fur-traders, immigrants, soldiers, farmers and business people who are among my ancestors usually gives me strength[...]
Autumn in the life of Louise Thérèse Lareau
The final days of her pregnancy took place as the vibrant red of the maples formed a backdrop for the[...]
Joseph Dufour’s Farm
In the winter of 1749-1750, Jesuit Father Claude-Godefroi Coquart travelled through the Malbaie area of New France (now the province[...]
O’ Christmas Tree
Last weekend, we grabbed a bunch of boxes from the basement and spent a few hours decorating the house for[...]
Private Radio Inspector
The black-leather-lined plasticized bilingual identity card wacked my arm as it fell from the shelf. Until then, I had never[...]
The Man Behind the Black Cross Temperance Society
What made my ancestor think of using a black cross to mark homes of temperance? Edouard Quertier (Cartier) launched Quebec’s[...]
Three sisters: three flu pandemics
As we go through the current pandemic, I wondered how my ancestors coped with similar pandemics in their lives. After[...]
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[...]

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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