The Governor General of Canada, announced 54 new appointments to the Order of Canada and one of them is a family historian! According to the press release, “The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation.”
Terrence Punch of Halifax, Nova Scotia was appointed “for his contributions to the development and popularization of genealogy in the Atlantic provinces.” Terrence has written extensively in relation to genealogical research in Atlantic Canada.
I met Terrence back in 1989 right here in St. Paul, Minnesota when the Minnesota Genealogical Society hosted the National Genealogical Society Conference in May of that year and have enjoyed his writing. Congratulations on this honor.
Read the full press release here. Thanks to colleague Dave Obee for the news posting on Facebook.
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