Public Meeting PEIGS – Saturday 22 February 2020

The PEI Genealogical Society held a well attended public meeting on Saturday, 22 February 2020 at the Carriage House located at Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown. 2020 is the 300th anniversary of the founding of the colony of Île-Saint-Jean. In recognition of this significant event historian, author, and folklorist Georges Arsenault was… [Read more]

Public Meeting PEIGS – Saturday 16 November 2019

The PEI Genealogical Society (PEIGS) held a public meeting on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Carriage House located at Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown. The guest speaker was genealogist Linda Jean Nicholson who spoke on “Crossing ‘the pond’ for research and fun.” In her illustrated talk Linda Jean re-lived her… [Read more]

Public Meeting PEIGS – Saturday 28 September 2019

The PEI Genealogical Society held a public meeting on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at the Carriage House located at Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown. The guest speaker was Linda Libby speaking on “DNA – Challenges to its effective use as a Genealogical Tool.” Like many other current family researchers Linda… [Read more]

PEI Genealogy Fair 27 April 2019

Our 3rd Annual Genealogy Fair was a very successful event with around 80 people in attendance on 27 April 2019. It went from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 10 Northridge Parkway, Charlottetown, PEI. Registration was at the door. (There was, as… [Read more]

PEIGS Public Meeting – 17 November 2018

  The PEI Genealogical Society held a public meeting on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, in Charlottetown. The guest speaker was Mr. Hillard MacKinnon who spoke on the two books that he has published: “Donald McPhee of Brae, PEI and His Descendants” and “Richard Garrett of Fairfield,… [Read more]

PEIGS Public Meeting RESCHEDULED to 9 March 2019

The PEI Genealogical Society held a public meeting on Saturday, 9th March 2019 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown.  The guest speaker was Louise Morris, speaking on “Breaking Down Brick Walls using DNA”. Louise took those assembled on a journey of breaking down brick walls that was made possible through… [Read more]

Public Meeting PEIGS – 29 September 2018

The PEI Genealogical Society held a public meeting on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House located at the corner of Kent & West Streets in Charlottetown. The guest speaker was Janet Weinreich-Keall.  Janet was abandoned as an infant at the Prince Rupert Hospital and has spent 21+ years… [Read more]

PEIGS Genealogy Fair 28 April 2018 Theme & Schedule

The PEIGS’s Second Annual Genealogy Fair was held on April 28, 2018. Approximately 90 people attended to hear the following list of speakers and visit the various resource tables, making it a very successful event. The Society wished to thank the many volunteers who made the day so successful.  THEME… [Read more]

PEIGS Genealogy Fair – 29 April 2017 – Highlights

Note: Many thanks to PEIGS Secretary John Wilson for compiling these highlights from our 2017 Genealogy Fair! The Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society held a Genealogy Fair Saturday April 29, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Charlottetown commencing at 9:30 am with registration. At… [Read more]

Public Meeting PEIGS – 25 November 2017 – Location change

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to change the location of our public meeting on November 25. We will meet at Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 10 Northridge Parkway, Charlottetown. All other details are unchanged. Please reserve Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Thank… [Read more]