Taking the time to research the full life of someone who served is a valuable form of Remembrance that can be done year round. In this article we will explore the life of one specific soldier, Francis Baldwin O'Neill, using resources available to everyone.
Looking to trace your roots? Halifax Municipal Archives can help! From prison records to cemetery records, and election records to school records—find your ancestors.
Who are the people who have been memorialized along our Halifax routes? Here, we highlight Almon Street to discover the history behind the name.
Explore several recommended books that will help you add a few more branches to your Acadian family tree. Last March, one of my coworkers published a blog highlighting recent books on Acadian history and culture that
Victory for allied forces in Europe was announced in Halifax on Monday, May 7, 1945. Celebrations were planned to follow this announcement, but several years of tensions between military personnel and civilians resulted in rioting that saw most of downtown Halifax covered in broken glass, and stolen booze. Learn more about the Riots and resources in our collection to grow your knowledge.
Canada has a long and shameful history in relation to its treatment of Indigenous Peoples. In 2008, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established with a mandate to “reveal to Canadians the complex truth about the history and the ongoing legacy of the church-run residential schools…” and to “guide and inspire a process of truth and healing, leading toward reconciliation…” We’ve selected some titles that highlight various issues, discussions and challenges relating to reconciliation.