Friday, 8 December 2017

High Fives - December 8, 2017

High Fives are articles or blog posts I have read during the week that I find interesting, and perhaps are pertinent to my research. Sometimes there are only a couple and sometimes there are quite a few.

Several posts and news clips this week were honouring the victims of the Halifax Explosion that occurred a hundred years ago on December 6, 1917. My great uncle Wilfred Tait may have been there to witness it, or perhaps to help in the aftermath, as he was in the Navy Reserves at that time. 

Here are some of the posts for the anniversary of the disaster.

~by Meghan Groff at Halifax Today

~by Valerie Casbourn at Library and Archives Canada Blog

~by Gail Dever at Genealogy à la Carte

~by James Sullivan at Boston Globe Magazine

~by Dan Conlin at The Marine Curator

Because the explosion at Halifax is more globally known, it tends to overshadow another anniversary - that of the Massacre at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal, December 6, 1989. Here are a couple of posts written by those who honoured these victims...

~by John D Reid at Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections

~by Heather Barnabe at Huffington Post

I hope you have read down this far, because this is pretty good news for those who have ancestors from Paris, France...

~by Anne Morddel at The French Genealogy Blog

For more exciting weekend reading, see what posts these bloggers liked...

Saturday – Gail Dever, Crème de la Crème

Sunday – Randy Seaver, Best of the Genea-Blogs

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