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]

PEIGS Genealogy Fair 28 April 2018 Theme & Schedule

The PEIGS’s Second Annual Genealogy Fair was held on April 28, 2018. Approximately 90 people attended to hear the following list of speakers and visit the various resource tables, making it a very successful event. The Society wished to thank the many volunteers who made the day so successful.  THEME… [Read more]

PEIGS Genealogy Fair – 29 April 2017 – Highlights

Note: Many thanks to PEIGS Secretary John Wilson for compiling these highlights from our 2017 Genealogy Fair! The Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society held a Genealogy Fair Saturday April 29, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Charlottetown commencing at 9:30 am with registration. At… [Read more]

Public Meeting PEIGS – 25 November 2017 – Location change

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to change the location of our public meeting on November 25. We will meet at Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 10 Northridge Parkway, Charlottetown. All other details are unchanged. Please reserve Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Thank… [Read more]

Public Meeting PEIGS – 7 October 2017

The PEI Genealogical Society held a general meeting for members and the general public to hear a presentation on growing up in Charlottetown by Michael Conway, author of Home Plate, Blue Helmet, From Charlottetown to the Holy Land. Mr Conway recalled the stories of the people and the characters he… [Read more]

Annual General Meeting and PEI Genealogy Fair 29 April 2017

The 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PEI Genealogical Society took place on Saturday 29 April 2017. The AGM was a part of a day-long PEI Genealogy Fair where the general public as well as members heard presentations and had direct access to experienced family history researchers assembled to answer… [Read more]

PEIGS Public Meeting – 24 February 2018

On Saturday 24 February 2018 the PEI Genealogical Society hosted historian and author Mr. Leonard Cusack speaking on his new book Owen Connolly: The Making of a Legacy the story of a poor Irish immigrant who became one of the wealthiest men on 19th century Prince Edward Island. When Connolly died in 1887,… [Read more]

February 2017 General Membership Meeting

Heritage Advocate Arnold Smith and Home Designer and Heritage Advocate Carter Jeffery were the guest speakers at the general membership meeting of the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society on Saturday February 24, 2017. Their illustrated talk was titled: “Built Heritage That We Have Lost” and it showed how the landscape… [Read more]

November 2016 General Membership Meeting

Well known Island folklorist and historian John Cousins was the guest speaker at the general membership meeting of the Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society on Saturday October 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, Charlottetown. The well attended meeting heard Mr. Cousins introduce his new book New London: The Lost… [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]