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“Young Man, You Take Yourself Far Too Seriously”: The Memoirs of Immigration Officer Fenton Crosman

Canadian immigration history can be researched using a staggering variety of sources. There are ship logs and passenger manifests, architectural plans and harbour maps, photographs and paintings, letters and telegrams, tweets and emails, laws and policies, diaries and memoirs, oral histories and digital stories, items brought from the old country, objects acquired in the new home, media reports of all kinds, films and lantern slides…the range is humbling.

Deciphering Family Facts from Family Lore

Our family histories are the stories that we decide to repeat and share, editing out the parts that were unclear or unseemly, and over generations those stories become our truths. But what if there was someone who could help decipher family facts from family lore?

Anyone Could Be a Refugee; No One Chooses To Be a Refugee

When there is a war in a country, it can become difficult for its citizens to leave... People lose their lives and leave their homes to escape to neighboring countries. Or, they might simply stay put and instead move around the country while waiting to return to their homes.

Each of these categories of people experience different challenges. The most important challenge, and certainly one that we can relate to, is fear.