WDYTYA Magazine: March 2024

It took a while for the March edition to become available through PressReader.

Money-Saving Tips
Sarah Williams shares her expert advice for making the
most of your money when using online records. I wonfer why there’s no mention that those of us in Canada with publuc library get access to WDYTYA Magazine for free!

For Evermore
Lewis Brown explains how you can commemorate your fallen relation online with this new website from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

WW2 Evacuees
Gillian Mawson tells the moving stories of the children
who were evacuated during the Second World War. There’s no mention of those evacuated overseas.

Focus On
Chris Paton outlines how inheritance in Scotland has |
changed over the years, and how you can find records |
online and in the archives.

Best Websites
Jonathan Scott rounds up the online resources for Merchant Navy relations that you can’t afford to miss.

Record Masterclass
Learn how to track down and use apprenticeship records with Paul Blake’s research guide.

Tech Tips
Nick Peers presents a detailed step-by-step tutorial for
uploading material to For Evermore.

Francis Led Franklin’s Doomed Expedition
Fascinated by childhood stories of a noteworthy maritime relative,Angus Wardlaw has written a novel about his crucial role in one of the world’s greatest seafaring mysteries. By Claire Vaughan.

… and more.

One Reply to “WDYTYA Magazine: March 2024”

  1. Evacuees to Canada. One time, about 20 years ago, my late husband Ed and I were touring a small airport in the south of England which been one of the airports during WWII from which bombers left for Germany.

    Feeling as though I had seen enough old photos and shreds of metal hanging on walls, I went out for a cigarette. I still smoked then. I sat down under a tree in the ahade. It was a very hot day.

    A very nice man came out of the small museum Ed was still in, and joined me for a smoke. I knew that all the staff there would have been local volunteers. He asked where I was from and I told him Canada of course. I’ve been there, he said. When he was a small boy, he had been evacuated to Canada with his mother and his sister. To some small place I had probably never heard of, he said. Where?

    To Carleton Place, he told me. Of course I know it, I told him.

    And Ed came out and we moved on.

    On returing home, I looked for any books on Carleton Place and its history. I found a few. I bought them cheap on Abebooks. Then, having neglected to exchange contact details with the gent at the old airport in England, I prepared a package of the books, and addressed it to the old airprort in England, to Magnificent Moustache. That’s all I could remember about the gent. I figured the staff of volunteeers would figure it out. They did.

    I received a letter from the fellow a few weeks later. He had been thrilled with the gift of the books. A few of them, he said, showed two of the houses they had lived in until it was safe for the three of them to return to England. I am still pleased I did that, and made an old man and his memories happy. Cheers, BT

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