Just to let all the PUNCH people know - in Nova Scotia, Canada, Terry Punch is the "expert" on things genealogical.
He says the name "Punch" actually comes from the French "ponts" or "bridges", so the early members of the family were bridge tenders who likely charged a toll to cross the river.
“Genealogical Research in Nova Scotia” by Terrance Punch - ISBN 1-55109-235-2 - Terry is a professionally accredited Canadian genealogist who specializes in immigration from Ireland, Germany and Montbéliard (Huguenot Protestants French-Swiss border area). He hosts a program on CBC (public radio) the 4th Monday of each month and will answer questions by E-Mail to - firstname.lastname@example.org - or check out the Website at - http://www.halifax.cbc.cahttp://www.halifax.cbc.ca -
- http://www.nsarm.ednet.ns.ca/http://www.nsarm.ednet.ns.ca/ - Public Archives of Nova Scotia - Tel: (902) 424-6060 FAX: (902) 424-0628 - **NOTE: AS OF 1999, THEIR ACTUAL RECORDS WERE NOT YET AVAILABLE ON-LINE, so you must visit in person, employ researchers, or use “snail mail” if you live far away.
- http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation/GANS/index.htmlhttp://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Recreation/GANS/index.html - Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) - Leland Harvie, newsletter editor - P.O. BOX 41, Halifax, N.S. Canada B3J 2T3 - 902-443-9107, Halifax - 1,500 members - the main “chebucto” menu was changed after April 1999 to - http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/http://www.rootsweb.com/~canns/ - with LINKS to many interesting sites
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