When I was compiling my list of denizations and naturalizations in the British colonies, I sought out the expertise of Dr. Terrence M. Punch for those British colonies which remained in the Empire after the American Revolution and in due course became Canada. Dr. Punch is one of the foremost authorities on the seaboard provinces of Canada and is conversant with the various colonists who settled in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Labrador, and Newfoundland. Not only has he sought to identify the founders of the families in the New World, but he has also sought to determine their origins in Europe.
Whether these colonists were Palatines, Huguenots, or others from the British Isles, Punch has collected from the most diverse and obscure sources the names and origins of thousands of people who settled in these provinces. His most recent interest has been the Irish in Atlantic Canada.
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