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Montbélliard Emigrations to Nova Scotia, 1749-1752

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Montbélliard Emigrations to Nova Scotia, 1749-1752

The goal of this project is to work each family group's WikiTree Profiles to align with the information from the primary source. This includes the spellings of the Surnames as they appear here. There are other sources available as well to help, though some of the other sources have jumbled families together under an anglicized name (Bell - for the Certier, Sertier families into Sarty or Sartie), etc. This project looks to get a baseline, as it were, of the families as they appear in the Primary source.

The Primary Source for this work: Montbélliard Emigrations to Nova Scotia, 1749-1752, Torrence M. Punch, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore Maryland, 2014.

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Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help. Communicate with each profile manager, by posting a comment on the profile about the project and the work, prior to making changes.

  • Task 1: Work each family group from the Primary source. please note work on this table: Montbélliard Immigrant Family Names
  • Task 2 : List of known issues either discussed or found in this source which directly affects the profiles. For example the mixing of the Sertier, Certier families into Sardy, Sarty, etc. This is mentioned in a footnote on P. 70.
  • Task 3: Add sources to Sources list and add yourself if you have this resource and can do look-ups (See sources list below).
  • Task 4: Remove category, [[Category:Migrants from France to Canada]] and make sure the project categories are there. See categories below.
  • Task 5: write a post for G2G on the Foreign Protestants to Nova Scotia and how they are not Hugeneuot. Look at This profile for note in comments and work with profile managers about removing the Huguenot Sticker. Do we need a more in-depth post? This was lightly touched on in the project post.


SourceSource CitationFocusWho can do look-ups?Link
PunchMontbélliard Emigrations to Nova Scotia, 1749-1752, Torrence M. Punch, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore Maryland, 2014.All immigrants/Early Genealogy from MontbéliardMags Gaulden, Peggy Homans, Laurie Giffin
WrightPlanters and Pioneers, Nova Scotia, 1749-1775, Dr. Esther Clark Wright's, Revised Edition 2007 Limited Edition,Laurie Giffin
BellRegister of The Foreign Protestants of Nova Scotia (ca. 1749-1770), Written by Winthrop P. Bell, Ph.D., Compiled by J. Christopher Young, Ph.D. (author-published)All immigrants - no early genealogy from MontbéliardPeggy Homans, Mags GauldenFor purchase only $, PDF format
ShankleLunenburg County and Queens County, Birth, Marriage and Death Records, From Primary Sources, By Don Shankle, Lunnenburg County Genealogy Page on Rootsweb.BMD'sYouDon Shankle's Lunenburg BMD
Lunnenburg County, NSGenwebPassenger Lists for Ships Carrying the Foreign Protestants to Nova Scotia, Lunenburg County, NSGenweb Immigrants on the shipsYouLunenburg Ships Lists
Nova Scotia ArchivesEarly Nova Scotia NewspapersNames may appear in the NewspaperYouNova Scotia Archives - Early Nova Scotia Newspapers]


[[Category:Foreign Protestants, Nova Scotia]] [[Category:Foreign Protestants, Nova Scotia, Ships, Betty]] --->[[Category:Migrants from France to Canada]] <--- This category should be removed

There is also a sticker being placed on quite a few of these profiles, "Huguenot" or "Huguenot descendant". Were these immigrants Huguenot? No. They were called Foreign Protestants, they were not a part of the Huguenot exodus from France.

From WikiPedia: "Huguenots were French Protestants who held to the Reformed, or Calvinist, tradition of Protestantism. The term has its origin in early-16th-century France. It was frequently used in reference to those of the Reformed Church of France from the time of the Protestant Reformation. By contrast, the Protestant populations of eastern France, in Alsace, Moselle, and Montbéliard were mainly German Lutherans."
From The Foreign Protestants "...the immigrants were almost all Protestants, and during their early years in Nova Scotia were known collectively as ‘the Foreign Protestants’ to distinguish them from the Acadian French."

Although these particular immigrants are not from France, The Monbéliard region was crossed and settled by French Huguenots. Some Montbéliard Immigrants could be Huguenot Descendants, such as the Iselin family. Punch defines their descent from the Huguenots on page 95. Care should be taken when looking into removing Huguenot Stickers as the family could be a descendant of Huguenots.


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