The Clyde River history committee has launched an online history course in place of its 2021 Clyde River lecture series due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The course, called Cemetery Stories, is self-directed and will run from November to August. Participants can register for the course for free. For more information, email [email protected]
Chairwoman Vivian Beer said the objective is to create an archive of research and stories related to cemeteries and ancestors in Island communities, which will offer future generations insight into the people/personalities that contributed to the earlier life of the community.
“We started off calling it, Cemetery Stories – Clyde River and Area, but we already have interest from other communities, so we are now suggesting that participants focus their research on the cemeteries and family names of their choice. We have set up a Facebook page and welcome participants to collaborate there on this project.”
During the course of the next several months, the history committee will introduce topics that participants can focus on with some suggested readings and outlined activities. They invite participants to share their research with the whole group at any point and pose any questions that others can help answer.
At a glance:
Here is the study outline. For the full course outline/curriculum, click here:
- Understanding cemetery history and gravestone design (November to December 2020).
- Gathering family names, photos and obituaries (January to February 2021).
- Gathering family stories (March to April 2021).
- Understanding how old-time residents managed their health (May to June 2021).
- Individual free time to explore and organize your research findings (July 2021).
- Clyde River and area cemetery tours (August 2021).