CANCELLED – Genealogy Fair 2020! Who’s Your Mother-Finding the Women Of Your Past

Regrettably we have had to cancel the 4th annual PEI Genealogy Fair, originally scheduled for May 2, 2020. This is due to the ongoing Covid 19 Pandemic. We are working with partners to come up with a new date, currently hoping that will be late September or during October of this year! Thank you for your understanding of our efforts to diminish the impact of the novel corona virus. As soon as we have a new date we will publicize it widely and provide the details here. It is our hope to pick up where we left off as described below:

 

Join us for our 4th Annual Genealogy Fair later in the Fall of 2020.  

It will be a day-long event and for the 4th year running we are grateful for the venue graciously provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 10 Northridge Parkway, Charlottetown, PEI. 

We will be adding FAIR details as they are confirmed, meantime save the date! 

We are pleased and excited to announce that this year’s theme is: Who’s Your Mother – Finding The Women Of Your Past

For Immediate Release 6 March 2020

Ever wonder why it is so difficult to trace female ancestors? Why do they seem invisible? 

Our women ancestors struggled and ‘fought’ for many rights over the past several centuries. It is due to this effort that we enjoy the rights we have today.  From the suffrage movement, to the right to earn and retain earnings, to have a bank account, to working in professions once open only to men, to being declared persons under Canadian Law in 1929, we have a lot to be thankful for in honouring and celebrating the ‘women of our past’. 

What mark did your female ancestors make? Researching the women in our family tree can be particularly challenging and this year’s PEI Genealogy Fair can help you with that!   

Join us for the 4th Annual Prince Edward Island Genealogy Fair being held on Saturday, May 2nd, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 10 Northridge Parkway, Charlottetown, PEI.  This event is sponsored by the PEI Genealogical Society and our theme this year is Who’s Your Mother? – Finding the Women of Your Past”. 

The day is for everyone interested in tracing their family history, from beginner to expert. Join us in this fantastic opportunity to learn and connect with others. Let’s pay tribute to the “Women of Your Past”! 

The full schedule of events and displays will be available soon on the PEIGS website at: www.peigs.ca.  For questions, please contact Louise Morris at 902-887-3251 or [email protected]

Also if you are interested in helping out with some aspect of planning the Fair or delivering it on the day of, please let us know at [email protected].