Public Meeting PEIGS – 7 October 2017

The PEI Genealogical Society held a general meeting for members and the general public to hear a presentation on growing up in Charlottetown by Michael Conway, author of Home Plate, Blue Helmet, From Charlottetown to the Holy Land. Mr Conway recalled the stories of the people and the characters he… [Read more]

Annual General Meeting and PEI Genealogy Fair 29 April 2017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PEI Genealogical Society took place on Saturday 29 April 2017. The AGM was a part of a day-long PEI Genealogy Fair where the general public as well as members heard presentations and had direct access to experienced family history researchers assembled to answer… [Read more]

PEIGS Public Meeting – 24 February 2018

On Saturday 24 February 2018 the PEI Genealogical Society hosted historian and author Mr. Leonard Cusack speaking on his new book Owen Connolly: The Making of a Legacy the story of a poor Irish immigrant who became one of the wealthiest men on 19th century Prince Edward Island. When Connolly died in 1887,… [Read more]

February 2017 General Membership Meeting

Heritage Advocate Arnold Smith and Home Designer and Heritage Advocate Carter Jeffery were the guest speakers at the general membership meeting of the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society on Saturday February 24, 2017. Their illustrated talk was titled: “Built Heritage That We Have Lost” and it showed how the landscape… [Read more]

November 2016 General Membership Meeting

Well known Island folklorist and historian John Cousins was the guest speaker at the general membership meeting of the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society on Saturday October 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, Charlottetown. The well attended meeting heard Mr. Cousins introduce his new book New London: The Lost… [Read more]

February 2016 General Membership Meeting

The first general membership meeting of 2016 for the PEI Genealogical Society took place Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown. Our Guest Speaker was Mr. Jean Bernard, experienced dedicated genealogist and author of a genealogy of the Acadian families of Prince Edward Island from… [Read more]

November 2015 General Membership Meeting

The PEI Genealogical Society held its final General Membership Meeting of 2015 on Saturday November 21 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown. Guest Speaker was Sarah Fisher, Project Manager for UPEI’s new website booklives.ca developed by the Robertson Library. The Book Lives project originated with research on the provenance of… [Read more]

September 2015 General Membership Meeting

The PEI Genealogical Society held a General Membership Meeting on Saturday Sept 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, located at the corner of Kent and West Streets in Charlottetown. The meeting focused on immigrants to PEI from Devon, England. Dr. Janet Few, accomplished professional Genealogist and Social… [Read more]

Annual General Meeting 2015

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the PEI Genealogical Society took place Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown.   Jean MacKay, Assistant Archivist at MacNaught History Centre & Archives in Summerside was the guest speaker. Ms MacKay gave a presentation on the History of the… [Read more]

February 2015 General Membership Meeting

The first general membership meeting of 2015 for the PEI Genealogical Society took place Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown. Ms. Lynanne Love, Site Director at Beaconsfield Historic House treated everyone to a tour of Beaconsfield revealing “The Beaconsfield Story” as we travelled through… [Read more]