Landon’s Webb’s Story – the fifth estate

>>Good evening. I’m Mark Kelley. Sometimes we come across people so compelling, their stories so powerful that it’s best they tell it all in their own words. That’s what happened when we began looking into a law in Nova Scotia that allows parents to declare their adult children mentally incompetent and get guardianship over them. […]

The Expulsion of the Acadians

“Where is the thatch-roofed village, the home of Acadian farmers,— Men whose lives glided on like rivers that watered the woodlands, Darkened by shadows of earth, but reflecting an image of heaven?” So asked Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his epic 1847 poem, “Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie.” His answer was fittingly grim. “Waste are those […]

The Scotiabank Family History Centre at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

The history of our families in Canada needs to be remembered … and the knowledgeable staff at the Scotiabank Family History Centre in Halifax can help make this happen. Just as Pier 21 was the beginning of a new life for almost one million immigrants, the journey into your family history could also start here. […]