The PEIGS is seeking new board members!

The Board is a crucial part of the organization. Being a Board member is a great way to give back to the community.  If you are interested in being a part of the board please contact either Lousie ( or Gail (… [Read more]

PEIGS February meeting cancelled – Join us in April for our AGM

The PEI Genealogical Society holds four general meetings during the year, one in September, one in November, one in February, and the fourth is our Annual General Meeting in April.  For many years it has been our custom to hold our regular February General Membership Meeting on the Saturday of… [Read more]

PEIGS Open Public Meeting held on Saturday 13 November 2021

The PEI Genealogical Society held a general public meeting open to all on Saturday November 13th, 2021 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown. Guest speaker Angela McDonell gave a talk on the MacDonalds and on next year’s 250th anniversary activities of the Glenaladale Settlers. Appropriately kilted Ms. McDonnell delivered… [Read more]

CANCELLED – PEIGS Public Meeting Open to All – Saturday 18 September 2021

This event has been cancelled! The PEI Genealogical Society invites the general public to attend an open meeting with a Guest Speaker to be held  at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at Park Royal United Church, 11 Christie Drive, Charlottetown. Captain Greg Gallant, Curator at the PEI Regiment… [Read more]

Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society – on Facebook

Yes the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society is on Facebook. Visit us. Like us. Share us.  Enjoy! And while you are on Facebook check out the page titled Prince Edward Island Genealogy   also a wonderful site where family researchers ask questions and share answers – since 2007. … [Read more]

Jim Hornby guest speaker at 2021 PEIGS AGM held on April 24

The Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society 2021 Annual General Meeting was held at The Carriage House, 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown on Saturday 24th April 2021 from 2 to 4 p.m. The guest speaker was Mr. James Hornby, folklorist, historian, and author who spoke on “Black History on PEI”.  Mr. Hornby… [Read more]

February 2021 Meeting hears Hows and Whys of becoming Certified

Bill Glen, Certified Genealogist (CG) addressed the February Meeting of the Society on the topic of “How and Why to be Certified”.  He covered the process for meeting the certification levels for the Genealogical Institute of the Maritimes (GIM) and what that means for anyone contemplating an application. Liz Glen,… [Read more]

November 2020 PEIGS Quarterly Public Meeting

The Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society held their Quarterly public meeting on Saturday November 21st at Park Royal United Church, 11 Christie Drive, Charlottetown. The topic was timely with Mr. Owen Parkhouse, President of the PEI and NB branches of The Last Post Fund addressing the gathering. He shared his experience… [Read more]

PEIGS Annual General Meeting – Saturday 26 September 2020 – A Success!

The Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society held its Annual General Meeting at Park Royal United Church, 11 Christie Drive, Charlottetown on Saturday 26 September 2020.   The guest speaker was Jill MacMicken-Wilson, Provincial Archivist from the PEI Public Archives and Records Office.  Jill shared her experience with the monumental task of moving their… [Read more]

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]