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BOOK - Register of The Foreign Protestants of Nova Scotia (ca. 1749-1770). TWO VOL. SET on 1 CD
Written by Winthrop P. Bell, Ph.D. Published by J. Christopher Young, Ph.D.
Orginally published in book form and sold-out at 250.00 per set, this invaluable resource is now available only on CD or as a pdf download for a dramatically reduced price. Essential for the Lunenburg researcher.
The Foreign Protestants, as they've been called, were fleeing tough times when about 2230 of them left their homes in Switzerland, France, and parts of Germany in the early 1750s and landed in Halifax.
In June of 1753, about 1453 of these settlers were transferred to Lunenburg to establish the community.
Dr. Winthrop Bell's earlier book The Foreign Protestants and the Settlement of Nova Scotia was published in 1961. That book covers the immigration to Nova Scotia in the early 1750's of some 2200 German and French-speaking Protestant Europeans and how they came to settle in Lunenburg.
After publishing his original work, Dr. Bell then set out to address the lack of infomration on individuals.
From nearly 40 different sets of surving civil and church resords covering the period ca. 1749-1770, he extracted all relevant details for each of some 800 different families and consolidated the data in register format.
Bell unfortunately died before the project was complete, but donated his research to Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since then researchers have had access to his work through microfilm copies available at the Archives.
The fruits of Dr. Bell's work are published here in combination with other related information. This book should be of great interest to historians, social historians, genealogists and family historians alike as it presents personal history of the Foreign Protestants as they sought to build a better life in the New World.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Original book ISBN 0-9730393-2-9
Published by J. Christopher Young, Ph.D.
CD published April 2008 (searchable pdf format - for use on PC and Mac)
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