PEIGS Public Meeting RESCHEDULED to 9 March 2019

The PEI Genealogical Society held a public meeting on Saturday, 9th March 2019 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown.  The guest speaker was Louise Morris, speaking on “Breaking Down Brick Walls using DNA”. Louise took those assembled on a journey of breaking down brick walls that was made possible through… [Read more]

Public Meeting PEIGS – 29 September 2018

The PEI Genealogical Society held a public meeting on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House located at the corner of Kent & West Streets in Charlottetown. The guest speaker was Janet Weinreich-Keall.  Janet was abandoned as an infant at the Prince Rupert Hospital and has spent 21+ years… [Read more]

February 2016 General Membership Meeting

The first general membership meeting of 2016 for the PEI Genealogical Society took place Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown. Our Guest Speaker was Mr. Jean Bernard, experienced dedicated genealogist and author of a genealogy of the Acadian families of Prince Edward Island from… [Read more]

November 2015 General Membership Meeting

The PEI Genealogical Society held its final General Membership Meeting of 2015 on Saturday November 21 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown. Guest Speaker was Sarah Fisher, Project Manager for UPEI’s new website booklives.ca developed by the Robertson Library. The Book Lives project originated with research on the provenance of… [Read more]

September 2015 General Membership Meeting

The PEI Genealogical Society held a General Membership Meeting on Saturday Sept 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, located at the corner of Kent and West Streets in Charlottetown. The meeting focused on immigrants to PEI from Devon, England. Dr. Janet Few, accomplished professional Genealogist and Social… [Read more]

Annual General Meeting 2015

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the PEI Genealogical Society took place Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown.   Jean MacKay, Assistant Archivist at MacNaught History Centre & Archives in Summerside was the guest speaker. Ms MacKay gave a presentation on the History of the… [Read more]

February 2015 General Membership Meeting

The first general membership meeting of 2015 for the PEI Genealogical Society took place Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown. Ms. Lynanne Love, Site Director at Beaconsfield Historic House treated everyone to a tour of Beaconsfield revealing “The Beaconsfield Story” as we travelled through… [Read more]

November 2014 General Membership Meeting

The PEI Genealogical Society held its final General Membership Meeting of 2014 on Saturday November 29 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown. Mr John Nicholson was our guest speaker on the topic “Islanders in the Boer War: as seen through the camera lens of Bill McKee”. Mr Nicholson’s inspiration comes… [Read more]

September 2014 General Membership Meeting

The PEI Genealogical Society held its General Membership Meeting on Saturday Sept 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, located at the corner of Kent and West Streets in Charlottetown. The meeting highlighted our PEI2014 Inc supported project “Genealogy of the PEI Fathers of Confederation”. Louise Campbell gave… [Read more]

Our 2014 Project

Much has been written on the Fathers of Confederation who represented Prince Edward Island. But what about their direct descendants? Who are they? And where do they live today? To what extent has their ancestor’s role in Canadian Confederation been translated through the generations? Is that role celebrated in their… [Read more]