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 in part from the photographs taken by veteran Bill McKee who persevered to create and preserve photos during the war. Almost on their own they tell the story of the Mounted Rifles, with Mr Nicholson filling in valuable background information. About 20 Islanders were mentioned in his presentation. He handed out basic information from their service papers.