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Kenneth Paulsen, PhD

Kenneth Paulsen holds a doctorate in Canadian History from the University of Maine at Orono, with two Bachelors of Arts degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Arts degree from Northeastern University in Boston. He was a Fulbright scholar at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a Canadian Embassy Graduate Fellow, and the 1992 Winthrop Pickard Bell Fellow in Canadiana at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He is a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia, and the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society. The majority of his ancestors were Foreign Protestant settlers in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Kenneth’s paternal grandfather’s ancestry is Danish and Swedish while his paternal great grandmother’s ancestry is Prince Edward Island Scottish and Loyalist.

Kenneth over the years has also volunteered very graciously his time as a board member to the South Shore Genealogical Society, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Additionally, he was very active in the 2003 Lunenburg 250 Year Anniversary celebration.

Prior NEHGS Experience:

Ken functioned first at the Society as a part-time associate (1987-1991) where he assisted in winding up the purchases of the major items for the NEHGS Canadian collection (especially for Nova Scotia) which had been funded in the late 1980s with a grant from the Donner Foundation.  He later also functioned as a resource person focusing upon Nova Scotia from June 1993 to June 1996.

Current ForeignProtestants.Com Society Experience:

Ken has most graciously volunteered his time as the Managing Genealogist of our project. His extensive historical and genealogical studies of the Foreign Protestants, when coupled with his active involvement with several Nova Scotian genealogical societies, have proven to indispensable for our project.  His involvement has been most invaluable in developing an accurate genealogical approach in us helping us to better advance the potential economic value of ancestral tourism to Nova Scotian rural historical communities.

Most Recent Publication: 

The Annotated Trial of George  Boutelier and for the Murder of Frederick Emoneau [Eminaud] and his family, with genealogies of the Emoneau and Boutelier families (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia)
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2017