PEI GENEALOGY FAIR 2017

Date – 29 April 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: 10 Northridge Parkway, Latter Day Saints Church, Charlottetown 

Who: Anyone interested in Researching their Family Tree, useful to all, whether you have connection to PEI Families or not. All are Welcome. No pre-registration.

Genealogy Fair Schedule:

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Registration

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  Welcome and Logistics (washrooms, refreshments, lunch on site etc)

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.    Presentation:  Breaking Down Brick Walls: Lightning Talks

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.    Table Topics:  Seek out tables based on your interests

12:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Lunch and Networking 

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.     PEIGS Annual General Meeting

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.    Presentation: Family Stories – Are They True and Can You Verify Them?

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.    Table Topics:  Last Chance to seek out tables based on your interests

Cost for the day is $25.00 for non-members, $10.00 for members. As a special bonus and added incentive for non-members to attend, the $25.00 registration fee includes a complimentary 2017 Membership in the PEI Genealogical Society, good until the end of December! 

Representatives from the following Museums, Genealogy Centres and Archives will show you how they can help you with your family history research.  (* new addition)

Alberton Museum and Genealogy Centre

* Family History Centre (Family Search) LDS 

Farmers’ Bank of Rustico (Rustico Roots)

Glenaladale House (Heritage Trust)

MacNaught History Centre and Archives (Summerside)

Mi’Kmaq Confederacy of PEI – finding indigenous ancestors

Montague Museum 

PEI Public Archives and Records Office

PEI Scottish Settlers Historical Society

* UPEI Robertson Library Archives and Special Collections

 

Genealogists will be available at the following Tables focused on the following topics:

Acadian Families and Genealogies of PEI 

Dating Old Photos (please bring along some samples and we will tell you what we see)

The Basics of Genealogy Research for Beginners

How to Publish your Family History (examples of different approaches will be on hand)

The Cemeteries of PEI – Skill testing question: Are there approximately 100, 200 or 300 cemeteries on PEI? We have transcripts of every inscription. (Includes a handout on The Meaning of Tombstone Symbols/Decorations)

* Publications available to you from the last 40 years of the PEI Genealogical Society

Harvesting information from various historical records such as Census, Vital Statistics, Land Registry records, free online sources and more

The 105th Battalion – Researching ancestors who were veterans of WW1

How to use military records to find veterans from WW2

List of Table Topics and Resources to be Consulted may change and grow – CHECK BACK OFTEN!  

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