Showing posts with label Terry Punch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Terry Punch. Show all posts

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Nova Scotia Genealogist Fall 2012 Issue

This will probably be the last printed The Novas Scotia Genealogist, as they are going to electronic newsletter shortly.

In this issue, they have Immigrants and Newcomers Married at St Johns Church, Lunenburg, 1817-1851 by Terry Punch. The church was founded in 1753, and is an Anglican Church.

There have been additions to the 42 marriages that were put on index cards by Heather Long. The additions include children who were baptised in the church.

Andrew White the Planter – an Update by W. Warner to an article submitted in 2011, in which he discussed the problem between Andrew White of Sudbury, Massachusetts and Andrew White of Marshfield, Massachusetts. Who was the Planter in Nova Scotia?

The writer disproves through the Massachusetts Archives that Andrew White of Marshfield was not the Planter who settled in the Annapolis Valley.

The third article in the newsletter is The Hillcrest Mine Disaster and the Nova Scotia Connection by M. Bole .

The mining disaster occurred in Hillcrest, Alberta, and 189 miners were killed in 1914. Twenty-three miners were from Nova Scotia and the author gives a brief history of each of the minters.

The names of the miners were –

BARBER, James (Barbour)


BINGHAM, Frederick Seymour

EMERY, David

GREY, James F.

HOOD, John


JOHNSTON, Alfred and William

McISAAC, Roderick

McKAY, Angus H.


McKINNPON, Stephen

McNEIL, Pius


MEGENCY, Nicholas (Megeney)

MOORHOUSE, Frederick (Moorehouse, Muirhouse)

NEATH, William Henry




WALKER, John (Donald John)


The writer has three other name of miners who may hace spent time in Nova Scotia, and they are Frank Bostock, Prosper Days, John Pearson, and she needs information on the following – August Fougere, William Miller, and William G. Miller.

The website for GANS is

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Irish Ancestry

A meeting of the Genealogical Association of Novs Scotia will be held on Saturday March 23rd, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Akins A/V Room, Nova Scotia Archives, University Ave, Halifax, NS

The presented entitled “Irish Ancestry” will be given by by Dr. Terrence M. Punch, CM, D. LITT., FIGRS, FRSAI.

Join them and the esteemed genealogical expert, Terry Punch, as he discusses his research on Irish Ancestry. Terry’s lecture will dive into the migration routes from the homeland to Nova Scotia. He will explain what can be done using records here in the province and will also provide an up to date survey of major resources in Ireland.

Terry’s latest book, North America’s Maritime Funnel: The Ships That Brought the Irish 1749-1852 was released in the fall and a few copies will be available for purchase at the meeting. The price is $33.00 payable by cash or cheque.

Light refreshments to follow.

The Website of the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia is

Friday, June 22, 2012

Genealogy Sessions Part of Jubilee Celebrations

                                                                          The  Alberton Historical Preservation Foundation is marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with two days of special events at the Alberton Arts and
Heritage Centre in Prince Edward Island.

The celebration starts with a genealogy seminar with George Sanborn from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11.

Sanborn is an eminent researcher who has worked in the field of genealogy for over 51 years. He will discuss the connections of Prince Edward Islanders who went to work and live in Maine and other New England states.

From 7 to 9 p.m. the Centre will play host to well-known genealogist and CBC Radio Noon personality, Terry Punch, who will speak on Irish and Scottish ncestry and name origins. A question and answer session will follow his

Admission to both sessions is free, but seating islimited. Individuals can reserve a seat by calling the museum at 853-2275, or e-mailing the museum at

Seven experts in various fields of antiques have been confirmed for an Antique Fair, which will get underway at the centre on Thursday, July 12, starting at 10 a.m.

Areas of expertise include furniture, silver, china, jewelery, books and paintings, military, tools and musical instruments.  Interested persons are
encouraged to bring their special possessions along to be identified, evaluated and explained.

To close out the special Diamond Jubilee celebrations, a giant fireworks display will take place on the Prince County Exhibition grounds just after dusk.