My dad and his siblings firmly believed that the Millions family came to Canada from Grimsby in England, a fishing port in south Humberside, on the North Sea. Oral history indicated that the Millions were fishermen.

Because of their interest in family history, many genealogists inherit a large collection of family photographs (along with the unenviable chore of identifying and dating them). If, however, you aren’t fortunate enough to have access to...

In Edmonton’s river valley an antique ‘penny farthing’ is kept in the city’s Artifacts Centre and identified by Accession No. 67-505-191. The owner of this bicycle was John Madison Payzant; he was a direct descendant of...

Each year for the past several centuries, February 14th has been a meaningful date. The significance? Valentine s Day of course! A special day to remember those we love and admire.

“Edmonton’s streets are made of glass,” I shouted in wonderment. A gray sky, drizzling rain and lights from traffic shining on the wet pavement, created this illusion for me, a child of seven, who...

The sheer size of the British Empire brought about great changes and population shifts for many peoples and countries. With a pressing need to occupy, develop, and defend the newly acquired lands Great Britain became

It was a beautiful summer day, a day for a quiet walk and contemplation… I continue to receive the newspaper from the town of my birth in Saskatchewan. In 2006, an article appeared noting that a small rural church...

The year was 1943 … Mrs. Campbell was finishing up the breakfast dishes. As mothers do, she probably had her seven children on her mind — sons Angus, Rod and Stan serving overseas...

A number of years ago one of my grandsons, then 10 years old, phoned to ask some questions of my Christmases as a young boy of his age: What presents did you receive? What did you eat for Christmas dinner?