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Dr. Chris Young Foreign Protestants Collection

With the death from complications of Parkinson’s disease of Dr. J. Christopher Chris Young on January 29, 2018, his desire that his library will always be open has been met with the creation of the Dr. Chris Young Foreign Protestant Collection.

As a Foreign Protestants descendant (mother Langille) who has spent 5 summers in our Lunenburg second home, I, Charlie Guy, was very fortunate to meet both Chris and Margaret Young. When our family decided to create the not-for-profit digital museum (ForeignProtestants.com Society) in an attempt to extend Chris’ research efforts, he became my primary mentor in the project sharing with me not only his vast knowledge but more importantly his moral support.

As Chris' health declined, Margaret shared with me that he had often mentioned to her:

  When a person dies, a library closes, inferring that so much family
  
history and their recollections of it vanish with them.

When his health became even more challenging, Chris and Margaret asked if the Society might be willing to help ensure that when he died that his library with his genealogical research, papers, and written books would NOT be CLOSED.  Since he shared and supported Our Vision...

   Places and People through their Stories create a Family’s Heritage.
   A collection of Family Heritages becomes a Community’s Heritage

... the Young family's decision was to donate the rights to all his written works to our not-for-profit ForeignProtestants.com Society enabling their sale via our online Member Store to become a major source of our financial support. 

Additionally, he also provided us with the full legal rights to the digital content of his original website, seawhy.comthat we have now integrated much of his years of research into our current website in our Wizard's Cove Web Lists. The quote below from the introduction to this ORIGINAL website referred to as the Wizard's Cove best represents Chris' true selfless and enduring value to all descendants of Foreign Protestants:

       Drop your anchor in the Wizard's Cove and come ashore for a spell.
           Tis no longer a tik o'fog, you
 as it can be in the Marimtides.

Let my web pages introduce you to some of the mysteries of my world, whether it be trying to find who has swum in my gene pool, how to grow crystals, what goes on in my alchemy lab, or laugh a bit. Perhaps we can also spin a few yarns about other fish swimming in your gene pools as well.

To more effectively expand upon Chris’ original research, the Society utilizes the most modern and up-to-date digital technologies including a highly searchable interactive museum grade database and content management system in conjunction with a modern GIS mapping system

Finally, the Society has shared all of Chris’ other books and written research materials with the South Shore Genealogical Society (SSGS) to establish their physical Dr. Chris Young Foreign Protestants Collection. Visitors researching their family history will then have direct access to many of these original items when visiting the SSGS Research Centre in the Lunenburg Academy.

Chris' library will always be open! It is our desire to help foster an enduring, convenient, and accurate digital museum in order to help others to also become as passionate as did Chris to ensure that his information regarding this very important group of original immigrants to North America will always be available!

The Wizard Cove
In his early years when Chris was teaching and for some time thereafter, he used to perform chemical magic under the stage name The Wizard. The actual Wizard Cove, in New Brunswick, Canada, is in front of his cottage he had inherited from his parents.


Chris Young & Charlie Guy, Founder of ForeignProtestants.com Society, at the Wizard's Cove, October 2016.

Chris Young & Charlie Guy, Founder of ForeignProtestants.com Society Wizard's Cove, October 2016


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