Loyalty Is Everything
Paul J. Bunnell, U.E., Koasek Abenaki Chief
"Gwilawato” (He Looks For Something)
For nearly 30 years, Paul has devoted himself to genealogy and Loyalist studies. He later took credited classes through Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, greatly improving his skills and knowledge in the field. Accomplishments are wide; awarded an Accreditation and later a Fellowship at the American College of Genealogists of Illinois in the mid-1980’s; certified and registered lineage member of The United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada; and The Hereditary Order of Descendants of The Loyalist and Patriots of The American Revolution, Wash. DC. He has held past and present memberships in over 60 genealogical and writing organizations around the world, including life long memberships and chairman positions, including Irish membership with TIARA, and The Ballykilkline Society, Former President of the Violette Family Association, and member of the Massachusetts Genealogy Council. He is also certified with the International Ghost Hunters Society in Paranormal Investigation, and also as Ghost Hunter, and trainee investigator for MUFON. He was also one of the first volunteers to registered in the BYU blood donor program in their genealogical DNA study in the early 1990’s; and supporting member of MCNAA (Massachusetts Center For Native American Awareness); and registered with the Corporation of Metis of Quebec and Eastern Canada; and member of the Metis Community of Eastern Canada; and Certified and registered Aboriginal Status with the Confederation of Nova Scotia Metis, Sou’ West Nova. A registered member of the Koasek (Cowasuck) Band of Abenaki Nation, and editor of their newsletter, The Dawnland Voice, and one of their Tribal Genealogist, and Tribal Chief. He is the editor and founder of the “Loyalist Quarterly” newsletter, the only U.S. Loyalist newsletter devoted to that history. Founder of the States Genealogical & Historical Vendor Conferences in Nashua, NH 2006. Past President of the Cape Cod Writer’s Association. Past Editor of The Falmouth Genealogy Society Newsletter.
His speaking engagements have been in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and New Brunswick, including TV interviews on Cape Cod, Mass. and Saint John, New Brunswick, with several newspaper articles including Saint John (NB), the Cape Cod Times (MA), and The Concord (NH) Monitor, and several other s in New England. In 1989, His Majesty The Prince Philip of Wales (England) accepted his first book, “Thunder Over New England, Benjamin Bonnell, The Loyalist,” and included it into the royal library collection at Buckingham Palace. He was also presented with the famous “Loyalist Pin” from the past Mayor, Elsie Wayne of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (The Loyalist City). He was awarded by The Waltham Massachusetts Historical Society’s “Edmund L. Sanderson Lecture Series award for Loyalist Lectures in March 2007. Paul has also produced several Internet articles on genealogy, including Black Loyalist, and Bonnell/Bunnell Loyalists. And let’s not forget the “Loyalist Ghost of Benjamin Bonnell.” He has lectured on International Teleconference Calls produced by AncestralManor.com on Loyalist, Metis, and other genealogy subjects. Publications are many; Thunder Over New England; The New Loyalist Index’s 1, 2, 3, 4; American Migrations & Documents Guide; The House of Robinson of Rhode Island & Baltimore, Maryland; Life of a Haunted House, The Barnstable House; Cemetery Inscriptions of The Town of Barnstable, Mass; Acadian & Cajun Cooking & Home Remedies; Research Guide to Loyalist Ancestors; Tumbleweed, The Nellie Markham Letters; Evacuee Loyalists of Boston, Mass. March 1776; New Hampshire Loyalist, and many others in progress. Paul enjoys traveling around lecturing or selling books at his Vendor table at conventions and conferences. He also does Loyalist and early Canadian French research for others out of his very large home library. In March 2005, he assisted and provided results on loyalists for the popular TV show, History Detectives, by Lion Television of New York. Paul also conducted a Loyalist talk on the “Forget-Me-Not”Radio and Internet History and Genealogy program produced by Jane Wilcox in Northern New York in 2011. He now has produced French & North American Indian Marriages 1600-1800 series helping Canadian French and Acadians find their Metis heritage. This very active genealogist created the very first State Historical & Genealogical Reporter Newsletter, the only internet source newsletter devoted to New Hampshire related events, articles, societies, historical and genealogical happenings in that state. Paul has worked on Native American Committees for the proper recognition Bills in Vermont and New Hampshire. His Internet site is: http://bunnellgenealogybooks.citymaker.com
, His email is Bunnellloyalist@aol.com He thanks all of his supporters.