A shoutout for this UK initiative.

History For Ukraine is like Live Aid for history lovers. There’s a stellar line-up of leading historians and genealogists from all over the world, and over 24 hours, they’ll be live-streaming their talks for your entertainment.

There’s no charge to watch, and throughout the live stream, we’ll be inviting you to donate to our JustGiving pagewith all funds being passed to the British Red Cross Society’s DEC Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.

If you prefer to donate to a Canadian charity go to https://www.redcross.ca/

You get a history fix, AND the opportunity to do something positive for the people of Ukraine.

The  24-hour history marathon will be delivered by some of the world’s biggest names in history and genealogy. Show your appreciation of the speakers by donating what you can.

Today’s (Saturday) Globe and Mail includes an article by Bill Waiser on The Legacy of Ukrainians in Canada. He mentions descendants of pre-WW1 immigrants, Ray Hnatyahyn and Roy Romanow, as prominent contributors to Canada and that “the next wave of Ukrainian immigrants is coming … we must do all we can to ensure they find here the same opportunities to enable them to make … contributions.”

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