Friday, January 25, 2013

A Graphic History of Canada at War

Remember when graphic books were only for the younger set?

Well, writers and graphic artists wondered if adults would be interested in graphic books. Could they become involved with subjects that would interest them – for example, the Second World War.

So a new graphic book called Canada at War, reviewed by Ottawa’s Tim Cook, takes us into the Second World War where Canada sent 1.1 million soldiers in uniform from 1939 to 1945, and they fought on land, at sea, and in the air around the world.

Read the review as Tim explores the strengths and weaknesses of this book.

Read the review at Canada’s Historic Magazine at

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The PEIGS Plans “A Paternal Party”

The PEI Guardian reports that the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society is getting ready for the 150th anniversary of the Prince Edward Island Fathers of Confederation who met for the Charlottetown Conference in 1864

The research that they are doing now will mean that they will have a variety of custom-made activities over a three-day period in September 2014. Those activities will include celebrations and tours of the places where the fathers would have lived, their burial spaces and more.

People who have done genealogical work on George Coles, John Hamilton Gray, Andrew Archibald MacDonald, Thomas Heath Havilland, Edward Palmer and William Henry Pope are encouraged to contact

Read the story in the newspaper at

The website of the PEIGS is

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