PEI Genealogical Society AGM held on 30 April 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the PEIGS was held on April 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Beaconsfield Carriage House 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown.  Guest Speaker Capt. Greg Gallant of the PEI Regiment spoke on “Prince Edward Island and the Second world War”. The talks was about all of the… [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]

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]

Public Meeting PEIGS – Saturday 16 November 2019

The PEI Genealogical Society (PEIGS) held a public meeting on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Carriage House located at Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown. The guest speaker was genealogist Linda Jean Nicholson who spoke on “Crossing ‘the pond’ for research and fun.” In her illustrated talk Linda Jean re-lived her… [Read more]

Public Meeting PEIGS – Saturday 28 September 2019

The PEI Genealogical Society held a public meeting on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at the Carriage House located at Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown. The guest speaker was Linda Libby speaking on “DNA – Challenges to its effective use as a Genealogical Tool.” Like many other current family researchers Linda… [Read more]