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More names to be added to Peterborough's Veterans Wall of Honour

The Wall of Honour in Peterborough’s Confederation Park, bears the names of over 10,000 residents of Peterborough City and County who served in the Canadian Forces during the two World Wars and in Korea. 215 more words


Recollections Of A Century Ago

A distant relation who is immersed in – indeed, obsessed by – the family history emailed my wife the other day. He shared what he had discovered (totaling nearly seven pdf pages) about family and especially the military service of one ancestor. 1,150 more words


Victorian Community History Awards 2017

Very excited that our Everyday War feature of eMelbourne received a commendation in today’s award ceremony at the Victorian Arts Centre. Particular congratulations to Nicole Davis and Nick Coyne for their work on this project. 60 more words

World War One

Private Butcher of the 35th MGC WW1

The following letter was found in my grandfather Butcher’s papers written to ‘Butcher’ from a Major Donaldson. My grandfather however was too young to have served in the 1st World War and my great-grandfather too old. 350 more words

Social And Family History

Lest we forget

The role that photographs play in fixing people in our minds eye is vital for a family historian. Photographs of forebears are pored over, with each feature compared to those in other photos, to other family members, and to yourself – seeking recognition, belonging, a likeness – and memory, for those recently departed. 1,342 more words

To Live A Long And Prosperous Life

Something To Wrap My Head Around

To be honest I wanted to skip the suggestion of developing a regular post feature. It seemed like a huge commitment to have to write something weekly and I didn’t want to risk being someone who publishes indifferent and uninteresting posts just for the sake of publishing. 263 more words


Picturing the Past

Michael Riley shared with us wonderful historical illustrations and many ideas about how to use these as historical interpretations in our classrooms. His Powerpoint and handout are here:  6 more words