How We Got Here

How We Got Here

Exploring Genealogy and Family History from and through Atlantic Canadians

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April 30, 2021 80 min

In this Episode, I am joined by Cara MacDonald,? ‎Librarian and Genealogical Research Manager at Scotiabank Family History Centre located at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.? We talk about the Centre, Immigration records and so much more.


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https://pier21.ca/scotiabank-family-history-centre

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Hey, I want to apologize for the delay in getting this out this is a little bit of a different podcast as I talk about some of my current struggles in genealogy but looking forward to in two weeks time when I'm back with guests. 

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Host Brian Nash is joined by his Favourite Guest to date - His Granny Anderson as he reaches back 44 years to hear her come alive again and share some stories of her life



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Beacon Institute
T-3870 Miners Interviews Tape 6


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In This episode, I interview Author Brian McConnell and we talk about his latest book The Loyalists of Digby 



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The Loyalists of Digby
Brian McConnell on Instagram


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In this episode, I take a break from the normal format to share my thoughts on the past 6 episodes and what’s coming in the future,  and then the second segment is part 3 of my Canadian Census Series, a brief look at the 1911 Census.



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1911 Canadian Census at Library and Archives Canada


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February 3, 2021 85 min

Welcome to Episode 6 of How we got here In this episode Counting Chromosomes and Counting People I have guest Mags Gaulden a Genetic Genealogist and Founder of mitoydna.org/ and the Leader of the WikiTree DNA Innovators Project to discuss Getting started with understanding DNA.   and then I’ll be doing part 2 of my look at Canadian Censuses (did I say that word right?) Looking specifically at the 1921 Census.

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In our fifth episode, I begin a look Canadian Census over the next few episodes with an overview of the importance of Canadian Censuses for Genealogists.

In my second segment I sit down and talk with fellow Canadian Podcast Genealogist Kael Sherman of The Maple Family Treehouse Podcast, we discuss his podcast, how he podcasts with a sense of purpose, the importance of understanding cultural history in conjunction with understanding...

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In our fourth episode Looking to the Past to Help us Look Forward host, Brian Nash discusses 2021 his New Year's resolutions, and what the year ahead looks like for his podcast and world of Genealogy. In between all this there Brian sits down with Jamie Baillie who discusses his original Scottish ancestors and their removal from Scotland and arrival in Pictou Nova Scotia during the Highland Clearances.

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December 22, 2020 63 min


In our Third Episode The Last Great Genealogy Show of 2020, host Brian Nash talks about what’s on his Genealogy, Christmas List, then he does an Interview Author Brian McConnell, and wraps up the episode as he shares his favourite Christmas Family Memory


Canada's Ulster-Scots by Brian McConnell
Loyalist History of Nova Scotia by Brian McConnell
Loyalist Cemeteries & Gravestones of Nova Scotia: Annapolis & Digby Counties by...

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December 9, 2020 51 min

In our Second Episode A Purpose for Everything, host Brian Nash discusses Purposeful Genealogy and the Importance of Goal Setting and SMART Goal Setting

Places Mentioned in This  Episode

Nova Scotia 

Donkin  One Place Study

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

1921 Canadian Census at Library and Archives Canada

Wikitree

Nova Scotia Archives,

Newspapers

Ancestry

Music: TRIBUTE TO O'CAROLAN by Luna Bujalesky

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November 25, 2020 70 min

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Beginnings


In our first episode, we will be a conversation with Brother and Sister Genealogis Team Lynda Villanova Gleason and Larry Villanova from Connecticut as they discuss their mother’s life in an Orphanage in Halifax in the 1930’s - Forty’s and how her memories of Halifax and her love for the Church that ran the Orphanage she was placed in 1939.  In 2019 this lead them to visit Nova Scotia in search of H...

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Family stories are an important piece to understanding your family history.  Genealogy isn't just about a list of names but about understanding the times, places, and circumstances of our family members.  Genealogical research can give the names of the people, places, times, and events but creating a family history is about using those facts you have gathered, using historical sources about conditions and events that were happe...

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Coming November 25, 2020 a new bi-weekly podcast focusing upon genealogical research of Atlantic Canadian Families.  This podcast sets out to Equip and Inform Genealogists with a family connection to Atlantic Canada no matter what experience or where they are in developing their own family history.  Each week will bring interviews, news, reviews of tools, and resources as well as Stories about members of Atlantic Canadian Families....

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