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Dr. Winthrop Pickard Bell

Winthrop Pickard Bell was born May 12, 1884 in Halifax, Nova Scotia the son of Andrew Mackinlay Bell (1847-1918) and Mary Emerancy (Pickard) Bell (1847-1918). His early education began at the Old Albro Street School, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1889 and continued at the Halifax County Academy.

Bill Plaskett

As no other single individual in modern Lunenburg history, Bill Plaskett has accomplished more with his knowledge and his works to help protect and advance the architectural history of Lunenburg’s built heritage of it more than  600 buildings. A simple Trusted Source category to clearly describe his vast variety of educational, volunteer, and professional heritage experiences must give way to a new classification: Historian: Built Heritage-Architecture. 
His formal education…

Terrence Punch, C.M., M.A., D.Litt., F.I.G.R.S., CG(C)

Terrence Terry Punch, a retired educator, was an award-winning professionally accredited Canadian genealogist and historian who specialized in immigration from Ireland, Germany, and Montbéliard by the Foreign Protestants (Huguenot Protestants from the French-Swiss border area). For many years he also hosted a program on CBC public radio. He was born 15 January 1937 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and died there in April 11, 2017.

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.

Terrence Punch, C.M., M.A., D.Litt., F.I.G.R.S., CG(C), Publications

Terrence M. Punch, CM, Publications

Montbeliard Immigration to Nova Scotia, 1749­-1752, Revised Edition, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-8063-1987-2. 

To search for more Punch publications: Inc., Ontario, Canada  

Kenneth Paulsen, Ph.D., Publications List

‘Settlement and Ethnicity in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, 1753-1800: A History of the Foreign-Protestant Community.’ Doctoral Dissertation, University of Maine, 1996.  Unpublished manuscript is located at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

‘New Light or No Light: The Religious Experience in Lunenburg, 1753-1790.’ In The Nova Scotia Planters in the Atlantic World, 1759-1830, edited by Stephen Henderson and Wendy G. Robicheau.  Fredericton, N.B.: Acadiensis Press, 2012.

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