The following came to the AFHS by email last week.  If you want more information, please contact Ciara directly.


From Ciara McGinnity

… As I mentioned, I am reaching out because the production company I work for, Lark Productions, is currently developing an historical documentary similar to WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, but for the descendants of soldiers, who fought for Canada, as part of The World Wars. The concept is that each episode will follow two stories of descendants on a journey to uncover their lost family war stories – using museums, archives and the help of historians around the globe.

Perhaps your society has been approached by someone who wants to retrace their ancestor’s steps in WWI / WWII, but not had the time or means to investigate, or someone who has recently discovered some information that could uncover their family’s role in Canada’s wartime, but don’t know where to start? Or someone who has tried all of this but hit a brick wall? Maybe we could help answer their questions.

It would be great if you could give us a shout out at your next meeting or in your newsletter, or both! Or if you know of anyone personally or any other organizations that may be interested, please feel free to forward along my email or pass along my details (below). We want to represent a cross-section of Canada’s war stories and would love to include some Albertan pieces of history.

Please let me know if I can send along any more information at this point. We are in the early stages of developing the program and I am eager to start speaking with people ASAP who would like to know more or share their story with me, on a confidential research call.

I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully some fellow Albertans!

Ciara McGinnity | Researcher
ciara.mcginnity@larkproductions.ca
Lark Productions

601-211 East Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC  V6A 1Z6
604-646-4100 EXT. 108