Tuesday, January 12, 2016

In Praise Of Dr. Terrence M. Punch, FIGRS

Dr. Terrence M. Punch, FIGRS is the expert when it comes to genealogy research in maritime Canada (the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island). Since the 1970s, he has published numerous books on Scottish, Irish and French immigration. Of particular interest to this blog is his series of books concerning Irish immigrants to Canada. 


Maritime Canada highlighted in green[1]


At least seven of his books cover this topic and they, along with his guide books to research in the region, are an indispensible resource for anyone with Irish ancestry in that part of Canada. His publications to date include:

  • Montbeliard Immigration to Nova Scotia, 1749-1752. Revised Edition (2015)
  • North America's Maritime Funnel: The Ships that Brought the Irish, 1749-1852 (2012)
  • Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada. Volume IIII (2012)
  • Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada. Volume II (2011)
  • Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada. Volume I (2011)
  • Erin's Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada to 1863. Volume IV (2010)
  • Erin's Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada, 1751-1858. Volume III (2009)
  • Erin's Sons, Volume II (2009)
  • Erin's Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada, 1761-1853 (2008)
  • Genealogist's Handbook for Atlantic Canada Research (1997)
  • Religious Marriages in Halifax, 1768-1841, From Primary Sources (1991)
  • Research in Atlantic Canada (1989)
  • In Which County?: Nova Scotia Surnames From Birth Registers, 1864 to 1877 (1985)
  • Genealogical Research in Nova Scotia (1983)
  • Nova Scotia Vital Statistics From Newspapers, 1769-1812 (1981)
  • Irish Halifax: The Immigrant Generation, 1815-1859 (1981)
  • Some Sons of Erin in Nova Scotia (1980)
  • Nova Scotia Vital Statistics From Newspapers, 1813-1822 (1978)


[1] "Canada Maritime provinces map" by QuartierLatin1968 - user created. 2012. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Canada_Maritime_provinces_map.png#/media/File:Canada_Maritime_provinces_map.png: accessed 9 January 2016.



2 comments:

  1. William Young (Jung)January 16, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    What Terrence nothing about our German family's of 1750 to 1753 that came to Halifax then to settle Lunenburg!
    He does good work but he should have something about our German's.

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  2. Maybe you should write that book William (and give Terrence a break).

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