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A History and Genealogy of the South Shore Langilles with Handwritten Ancestral Records

By Stewart C. Langille

This digital Fifth Edition of Stewart C. Langille’s classic history and genealogical book dedicated to the Langille family of Nova Scotia is based upon his previously privately published Fourth Edition (1983-84). This current edition was edited and published by the Canadian Not-for-Profit Society.  There are two parts to this edition: History of the Langille Family and a copy of the original Handwritten Ancestral Records and Hand Drawn Diagrams.

The creation of this new digital edition has also led to the development of our Explore Resources section of a highly searchable museum grade content management system providing for FREE Society Guest Members online access to nearly 5,000 digital Ancestral Records of NOT ONLY the Langille family members, BUT also of many other Foreign Protestants Founding Family members related by marriage to the Langilles.


A History and Genealogy of the South Shore Langilles - Only

Part I contains ONLY the introduction text.


Langille Handwritten Ancestral Records Only

Part II


Register of The Foreign Protestants of Nova Scotia (ca. 1749-1770)

Written by Winthrop P. Bell, Ph.D.   Compiled by J. Christopher Young, Ph.D. (author-published)

Essential for the Foreign Protestants researcher!

Originally published and sold-out as a printed 2-volume set of books, this invaluable resource is now available as a PDF download. From nearly 40 different sets of surviving civil and church records covering the period ca. 1749-1770, Dr. Bell extracted all relevant details for each of some 800 different families and consolidated the data into register format. The fruits of Dr. Bell's work are published here in combination with other related information.

The PDF format of this book are searchable and designed for use on both PC and Mac. Licensed for Personal Use Only


Maps Associated With Lunenburg County Family History (Nova Scotia)

By J. Christopher Young, Ph.D. (author-publisher)

Originally published and sold-out as a printed book, this invaluable resource is now available as a PDF download. The Town of Lunenburg celebrated its 250th Anniversary in 2003. During the initial stages of preparation for Lunenburg's Grand Family Reunion in 2003, those people initially contacted were asked: What would you like to do the most at the reunion?  The most frequent answer was: I want to go and stand on the land that was granted to my ancestors.

The PDF format of this book are searchable and designed for use on both PC and Mac. Licensed for Personal Use Only


The Langille Family History

This book was written and published in 1929 by Allister Sloan Langille and Sara Ann Hanson Langille, M.D., of Chicago, Ill. It is believed to be the first Langille history written by a family member.


Lunenburg’s Bicentennial June 1953

This 46-page booklet is dedicated to the memory of those courageous men and women founded Lunenburg 200 years ago. As one of the oldest communities in British North America, we are proud of their contribution as an ethic group of virility and imagination to the stream of Canadian nationhood.


Little Dutch Church 1895 (HALIFAX)

The Little Dutch (Deutsch) Church is the second oldest building in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after St. Paul’s evangelical Anglican church. The church was built for the Foreign Protestants who first landed in Halifax starting in 1749 before then later in 1753 being transported by ships sailing to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was adapted as a church in 1756 and consecrated in 1760. It is the oldest known surviving church in Canada associated with the German-Canadian Community. Nearly 60% of all the original Foreign Protestants were German.


The Halifax Citadel

THE HALIFAX CITADEL  National Historic Park  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

This is an actual multi-page informational 11 page booklet with maps, pictures, and information.

Halifax was founded in 1749 to provide a base for the British Navy and Army and a springboard for attack on the French at Louisbourg and Quebec, because the final contest between France and England for possession of the North American continent was clearly approaching. Citadel Hill was always the innermost keep and chief land defence of the Halifax Fortress. Four forts were built, at different periods, on its summit.


A Family Tree of Westhavers

Rev. Clyde Westhaver who was not only a close friend of Dr. Chris Young, but also a collaborator in a number of Foreign Protestants joint works.


Nova Scotia-A Brief History by Phyllis Ruth Blakley

This now out-of-print book was originally used for many years primarily in the 5th and 6th grades to provide the Nova Scotia school children with an accurate and engaging brief overview of their Province’s important history. We are making this current online digital copy available of her book to all our FREE Guest Members for two very important reasons:

  • Students & Their Teachers: To again have available this very important brief, but still very accurate historical and cultural information about the history of Nova Scotia not only for the young people of Nova Scotia, but also of all of Canada and North America, home to millions of Foreign Protestants descendants.
  • Adults: In as much as this book is a very engaging and quick read for adults, it as a fun and accurate source of information for those individuals either descendants of or those interested in the Foreign Protestants.

Phyllis Blakeley's contributions to Nova Scotian history and to the archival profession in Canada will not soon be forgotten. A generation of schoolchildren first developed an interest in their provincial history through her textbooks. Two generations of pupils were captivated by her witty and enthusiastic school tours through the old Archives building on the Dalhousie campus. And a multitude of university students and faculty have been inspired by her great love—the=story of our past, which she presented as a gift to all those who wished to learn. *Excerpt from Phyllis’ 1986 obituary in the International Journal of Education by L. Kernighan.



By J. Christopher Young, Ph.D. (author-publisher)

The idea for this book grew out of Chris’s conversation with Lionel Thurlow in the run-up to the Grand Family Reunion [Chris created and managed.] of July 10-14, 2003 as part of Lunenburg’s 250th Anniversary Celebration.

Lionel had called me to see if he could represent the THURLOW family at the Reunion, even though his family didn’t arrive in Lunenburg until the 1880's. I assured him that, despite the emphasis on families who arrived in 1753 with the founding of the town, ALL families were welcome.

The conversation continued as follows with me asking; Do you know Stanley Thurlow?



A YOUNG Life: the Memoirs of James Christopher Frederick YOUNG

By J. Christopher Young, Ph.D. (author-publisher)

These personal memoirs of Chris’s life also provide a wealth of information concerning many other Founding Foreign Protestants descendants who were also members of his family. Pages 208-238 contain an AHNENTAFEL CHART FOR OUR ANCESTORS  (Young & Corkum).