Written by Winthrop P. BELL, Ph.D.
Published by J. Christopher YOUNG, Ph.D.
873 pages in two volumes
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION - How the book came to be published.
BIOGRAPHY of WINTHROP BELL A personal view of Dr. Bell.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS - Brief sketches of Drs. Chris Young, Terry Punch, Ken Paulsen & Peter Waite, and Heather Johnston.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - Who provided assistance during the preparation of the book.
GENEALOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF BELL'S REGISTER - Written by Noted Lunenburg genealogist Dr. Terry Punch.
THE FOREIGN PROTESTANT PLANTERS: THE SETTLEMENT OF LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA 1753-1760 - Noted Lunenburg genealogists Drs. Terry Punch and Ken Paulsen wrote a brief history of how the Foreign Protestants came to Nova Scotia and Lunenburgís early days.
THE SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR BELL'S REGISTER - An introduction to where Dr. Bell found information on the first settlers.
KEY TO DECIPHERING BELLíS REGISTER - Bell has nearly 40 different kinds of information on his pages. By using a typical page, these are each highlighted and described. The original sources for each item are integrated into this section.
BELL'S REGISTER - the bulk of the book, in Bellís own handwriting. In all, nearly 2000 individuals are covered. There are five sections:
ALTERNATE SPELLINGS OF FAMILY NAMES - There is considerable variability in family name spellings. The ones encountered by Bell are listed here.
INDEBTEDNESS LIST SIGNATURES - Over 800 signatures are shown for those who had to borrow to pay for their passage to Nova Scotia.
RETURN OF LUNENBURG TOWNSHIP 1770 (CENSUS) - Transcribed by Terry Punch.
INDEX of NAMES
Much of the information included in the notes compiled on Lunenburg families by Bell can be found at the Master Index of Lunenburg First Families.