Please Join Us For An Open Public Meeting 19 November 2022

The PEI Genealogical Society invites you to a public meeting to be held on Saturday, 19 November 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead, 271 McPhail Park Road, Vernon Bridge. Directions: From Charlottetown take the Trans Canada Highway East through Vernon Bridge. McPhail Park Road will appear… [Read more]

24 September Meeting CANCELLED Due to Hurricane Fiona, Details of November meeting to follow

Sorry to say that the General Meeting scheduled for Saturday 24 September 2022 has been cancelled due to expected inclement weather associated with Hurricane Fiona. We are looking forward to posting details such as date and speaker for the November 2022 meeting as soon as  they become available. If you… [Read more]

PEIGS Mourns the passing of Recording Secretary Rev. John A. C. Wilson

Members of the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society were shocked and saddened by the recent passing of the Society’s Recording Secretary Rev. John Wilson. John was a faithful and dedicated member of the Executive for many years. His professional record keeping and considerable wisdom and deliberative skills were two of… [Read more]

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 2022 meeting cancelled due to Covid 19 pandemic

In case you thought you had missed a meeting… Unfortunately with all the uncertainty surrounding the intensity of the Covid 19 pandemic and the ever changing gathering restrictions to address public health in mid winter the February General Meeting was cancelled. The PEI Genealogical Society holds four general meetings during… [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]