What is a genealogy column, anyway?
It's good for readers to know where a columnist is coming from and, likewise, good for a columnist to know where readers are coming from. I get a lot of feedback from Saltscapes readers, some of whom are pleased with what they read, and some...Read more
It’s almost “flue” season, and as memories of warm summer days go up in smoke, the best remedy for autumn chills is a fireplace.
Naturally, it’s what’s inside the fireplace that counts, so whether you’re building a new one or updating an old one, the first decision is how...Read more
Studies show that 10 per cent of the population is mistaken about who their fathers are, which may foil searches for family.
My view of genealogy is broad—I like to read in fields that connect with my own: history, geography, literature and, more recently, genetics. While most material is out-and-out nonfiction,...Read more
Window shutters seem to be everywhere. As you drive through any city or town you’ll notice lovely Victorian homes with them, but coastal and country-style homes can have them too. They add style, character and colour to a home’s exterior.Read more
How a leap of faith led Janet Ogilvie to PEI
Some single words evoke a mental image; “gutsy” is one. It makes you think of someone fearless and courageous, one who faces adversity and wins. What does “gutsy gal” conjure up in your mind? A female mountain climber? One who jumps...Read more